Exploring the Versatility of Architecture and Interior Practicing Craftsmanship

LEARNING GOALS

Since I have prior knowledge in sketching and interest in architecture and interior design,  I want to explore craftsmanship and develop my design abilities by experimenting with different materials at home and school. I want to be able to improvise using the materials I have around me.

PRODUCT GOALS

My product goal is to create a set of furniture, changing the function of recycled materials into a shelf, a coffee table, and a lampshade.

TIMELINE

 

Expected date

Task

To do

Category success criteria

Progress

3/8/2023 – 10/8/2023

Research

  • Explore how to design

  • Explore different ways to make trash into furniture (YouTube)

  • Find the criterias for each furniture

  • Explore issue

  • Audience

  • Function

  • Aesthetics

  • Environment

Done

10/8/2023 – September

1st Sketch

  • Rough sketch of different furnitures using different materials

  • Start with design specification

  • Aesthetic

  • Function

Done

28/8/2023 – 10/10/2023

Interview

  • Ask experts about creative process in design

  • Ask which materials I should use

  • Ask about what style is appealing to people

  • Connection between sustainability and design

  • Audience

  • Aesthetic

  • Function

Done

31/8/2023 – 20/9/2023

Create mood boards

  • Narrow down image of final product

  • Design specification

  • Aesthetic

Done

October – November

Sketch finalization

  • Create final design of the 3 furniture (lampshade, coffee table, and shelf)

  • Function

  • Aesthetic

Done

October – November

Material preparation

  • Collect from school

  • Collect from home

  • Collect from relatives

  • Function

  • Aesthetic

Done

9/11/2023 – 29/11/2023

Creating

  • Create lampshade

  • Create coffee table

  • Create shelf

  • Function

  • Aesthetic

Done

9/11/2023 – 19/11/2023

Measuring

  • Evaluate use, stability, light, and sturdiness.

  • Function

Done

December

Feedback

  • Create google form and send to audience and experts

  • Audience

  • Function

  • Aesthetic

Done

RESEARCH PROCESS

I started by doing basic research online. I did research on how to sketch for designing, crafting, and inspirations. I interviewed multiple experts in design. The first expert was Junita Sulistiyani, an interior designer who will help me understand the process of designing. The next expert was Kak Bala, a furniture maker (The Karatan) who will help me understand how to create a design using limited materials, especially used garbage. The third one was Dendy Darman, a famous artist and graphic designer who designs houses and furniture. I wanted to learn how he creates intricate designs, especially as an artist.