WEEK SIX: THE HOUSE
MODULE OBJECTIVES (based on National Standards for Family & Consumer Sciences, 2008-2018 for Housing & Interior Design):
- Demonstrate design, construction document reading, and space planning skills required for the housing, interior design and furnishings industries (11.4).
- Interpret information provided on construction documents (11.4.1).
- Evaluate floor plans for efficiency and safety in areas including but not limited to zones, traffic patterns, storage, and electrical, and mechanical systems (11.4.2).
- Draft an interior space to scale using architecture symbols (11.4.3).
- Arrange furniture placement with reference to principles of design, traffic flow, activity, and existing architectural features (11.4.4).
- Apply building codes, universal guidelines, and regulations in space planning and furniture arrangement (11.4.5).
- Demonstrate graphic communication skills (CAD, PowerPoint, sketching) (11.4.6).
WEEK SIX TASKS:
Read Chapter 8 House Construction (pages 220-243) and
Chapter 9 The Systems Within (pages 244-273) in Housing and Interior Design (2011).
For each module (weeks 3-11) students will be required to complete design activities and/or assessments (see sample activities in the next column) that could be used in a secondary classroom as an example. The completed assessments are included in a curriculum portfolio showcasing the pre-service teacher's mastery of the content and ability to apply the concepts he/she is expected to teach.
A. Kitchen Design Activity: Draw a basic floor plan of your kitchen using the architectural symbols shown on page 198 in the text. Include in your portfolio.
B. Using R Values: for each of the following thicknesses and R values of insulation, find the total R value that the product will provide. Then determine where in the home that amount of insulation is most suitable.
i) 1-1/2 inch (3.8 cm) thick with R-7 per in.
ii) 1-1/2 inch (3.8 cm) thick with R-11 per in.
iii) 2-1/2 inch (5.7 cm) thick with R-16 per in.
TASK 3: DESIGN CHALLENGE
Each week, students are required to complete a design challenge that focuses on the application of the content covered in the readings presented in the textbook. Students are expected to present their best work and compile a curriculum portfolio that showcases their abilities in Housing & Interior Design content. For week six's design challenge, students have the opportunity to develop a design for their dream home. The assessment requires students to consider the layout of the house, location of the house, elevation and overall floor plan of their dream home. The final result will be included in the portfolio showcasing their work for the semester.