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This studio course focuses on the advanced development of residential bathrooms and private spaces through lectures, research and field trips as well as individual and/or group assignments. Students will explore the historical evolution of bathrooms, dressing rooms, custom closets, exercise areas and home spas. Building on the design process established in previous residential studio courses, students will conceptualize, analyse and plan functional design solutions based on a detailed client needs survey, NKBA design and construction standards and sustainable design criteria. Students will implement the principles of universal and barrier-free design. Connections with local plumbing fixture suppliers will be established through guest lectures and/or field trips. Students will create working drawings and specifications aligning with NKBA documentation standards, and will present their design solutions through formal presentations.
65% in ALL INTD Certificate Courses and 70% in COMM 1120
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Apply design theory principles into the development of creative bath and private spaces for residential environments.
Describe the history and trends of residential bathrooms and private spaces.
Discuss how cultural considerations impact bathroom design.
Evaluate client needs and prepare a program based on a client survey.
Design bathrooms and auxiliary private spaces according to NKBA design guidelines.
Describe components of universal design, accessibility, anthropometrics and proxemics as it applies to residential bathrooms and private spaces.
Discuss the 7 principles as defined by the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design.
Develop design solutions which incorporate current building codes.
Coordinate design solutions with architectural elements such as walls, doors and windows as well as electrical and mechanical conditions.
Implement sustainable and healthy building practices as well as energy and water efficiency policies.
Contrast and compare different plumbing fixtures and the suitability of implementation into a design project.
Apply creative lighting effects and select appropriate luminaires for a residential bath project.
Generate a set of construction drawings and specifications using NKBA presentation and construction document guidelines.
Justify design solutions through written and verbal communication.
Effective as of Winter 2016
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