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Why Choose Us

Meraki4design is an interior design school which was founded by eminent Architect and Interior designers with a cumulative experience of over 20+ years in this field. The faculty has an academic background in engineering from IIT and in architecture from a reputed college in Bangalore. This mix of strengths helps in a 360-degree view on engineering, architectural & structural data/information analysis for better interior designs.
The institute was founded with a vision of expanding our interior designersí community, strong quality alumni to reckon with in this field. Hence, we believe that our faculty is not just an instructor but a mentor and we have a shared responsibility of working with our students towards this dream. Aligned to the vision, in order to maintain optimal student-instructor ratio we intake only 6 students in a batch, we use the latest audio-visual aids and multimedia technology. The opportunity of quality interactive time with faculty and access to technology facilitates an environment for interactive sessions and much in-depth learning.
We believe that learning has to be followed by getting your hands dirty in the real world, hence our curriculum is designed with a mandatory 3 months internship after 6 months of classroom course. This internship provides an opportunity to first hand apply theoretical learning by working on site executing live projects, solving real-world problems and see the fruits of your labour.


CURRICULUM

 

This course is an introduction to the profession of interior design. Students will be introduced to the design process, basic design vocabulary and various presentation skills and techniques. Professional practices and responsibilities, trade resources, and the value of design organizations will be discussed. Through a series of projects and activities and an exploration of the work of notable interior designers and architects, students will begin to identify the various aspects of interior design to which they personally respond and consider design in a wide, global context.

Design Elements

This course introduces students to the basic principles and elements used in two- and three-dimensional design solutions. Coursework will offer students the opportunity to develop an aesthetic vocabulary, to build abstract and creative problem-solving skills, and to expand their ability to evaluate the design process independently and critically. Emphasis will be on the use of line, shape, pattern, rhythm, and the ordering principles used for organizing and defining the relationship of space and form.

History of the Built Environment

This course is part one of a two-part study of interiors, architecture, and decorative and visual arts. Students will develop an understanding of significant movements and traditions in interior design, architecture, and the arts. Emphasis will be placed on the social, political, cultural, and physical influences that have affected the design of the built environment from Palaeolithic time through the 18th century, allowing students to make connections within and across disciplines.

Drawing and Composition

This course introduces students to various methods, techniques, and media related to drawing and composition. Students will draw both figuratively and abstractly and will explore drawing as both a tool to communicate visual information and as a means of self-expression. Course content provides the opportunity for the development of aesthetic and analytical skills, and a design vocabulary that allows for critical evaluation and discussion.

Visual Communication I

This course introduces the tools, techniques, and skills necessary for architectural drafting. Emphasis will be placed on lettering, line weight, dimensioning systems, graphic standards and the methods used to produce architectural drawings of floor plans, sections, elevations, and details.

Quick Sketching

This course is designed to teach skills for developing and communicating ideas and concepts involving objects and interiors through quick freehand sketches in various media. Rapid visualization and perspective drawing techniques will be introduced in timed drawing exercises and sketchbook studies. The development of a personal style is encouraged.

Colour Theory and Application

This course introduces students to the aesthetic, historical, perceptual, scientific, and psychological aspects of colour and light and the implication of colour principles and theories to interior design. Students will explore colour through experimentation, observation, and evaluation. Contemporary design projects will be analysed for their use of colour theory.

This is the first studio in a sequential series of design courses in which students apply their skills, knowledge, and understanding of the design process to small-scale residential and commercial projects. Emphasis will be placed on the interrelationship of design elements and principles, spatial organization and sequencing, human anthropometrics and conceptual problem solving in three-dimensional space. Students will be expected to present their design solutions through oral, written and visual means.

Visual Communication II

This course is a continuation of Visual Communication I. Students will study architectural drafting and illustration techniques for two- and three-dimensional interior drawings, using both manual and digital skills and media, as a means of communicating ideas, information and quantitative data.

Perspective/Rendering

This course is designed to teach students to generate perspective drawings by mechanical construction. Rendering techniques will be introduced as students continue to build on skills acquired in Drawing, Quick Sketching and Visual Communication I. Various media will be demonstrated and applied to perspective drawings and floor plans.

This is the second studio in a sequential series of design courses. Students will be introduced to programming, specifications, code requirements, and the use of systems furniture as they relate to planning small commercial facilities. Emphasis is on the design process using space planning concepts and methods, problem solving, and application of design theory specific to commercial office environments. Students will be expected to effectively present their design solutions through oral, written and visual means.

Computer Aided Design I

This course is an introduction to computer-aided drafting using software such as AutoCAD. Students will be taught to use CAD software effectively to create computer-generated floor plans, elevations and details that meet current industry standards.

Materials & Applications

In this course students will examine non-textile based materials, available resources, and methods of production, construction and installation. Through a study of current product applications, they will learn how to select, specify and apply appropriate materials and finishes on the basis of aesthetics, material cost, environmental impact and performance.

This is the third studio in a sequential series of design courses. Building on previously studied design concepts, students work collaboratively to apply their knowledge and skills in the production of a comprehensive hospitality design project. Emphasis will be placed on sound research, creative problem solving, effective communication, appropriately incorporating multicultural and global perspectives, sustainability, and the application of standards such as LEED and WELL. Students will be expected to effectively present their design solutions through oral, written and visual means.

Computer Aided Design II

This course is a continuation of CAD I. Students will learn advanced software commands and the use of software such as AutoCAD in preparing construction documents. They will create a block library of industry standard symbols and details and will learn methods of organizing and communicating information regarding the built environment in an electronic format.

Building Systems

This course explores the components of interior construction and building systems as they relate to the interior design professional. The course will emphasize the understanding of the structural and non-structural envelope and distribution systems, including power, mechanical, plumbing, HVAC, and data and voice communications, as they work individually and collectively with various control and security systems to define interior space.

This advanced studio course is the fourth in a sequential series of design courses. The course is focused on the design of a large-scale residential living/working environment that appropriately incorporates multicultural and global perspectives based on sound research. Students will be expected to analyse site and building conditions and the clientís needs and project budget to determine a rationale for appropriating space, furniture and equipment. Students will be expected to effectively communicate their proposed design concepts through oral, written and visual means, including a variety of presentation formats ranging from preliminary schematics to a full set of construction documents

Senior Project

This final studio in the sequential series of design courses honours and reflects design as a contextual "living in the world" tradition. Students will speak with a personal voice in the design of a complex thesis-based project that demonstrates the understanding that all design decisions are an essential part of a diverse framework encompassing a wide range of cultural, socio-economic, political and environmental issues. Emphasis is placed on the studentís ability to create a project that demonstrates all aspects of the design process, as well as the skills and knowledge they have learned to this point in their studies in the presentation of an evidence-based creative solution to a self-defined issue or implication. Students are expected to utilize research methodology to organize and define their project thesis. An aspect of the project solution is the use of appropriate methods to effectively communicate research findings as well as effective presentation techniques used to express the proposed design concept. Senior project presentations are evaluated by a multi-disciplinary panel of jurors.

Portfolio and Presentation Techniques

This course focuses on the organization and preparation of a portfolio showcasing a studentís creative work in preparation for employment in the field of interior design. Students will explore visual composition and organization, document assembly methods, and various reproduction and image management techniques. Computer photo editing and printing, paper and digital portfolio preparation, and the implications of using a portfolio in the interview process for employment will be emphasized.

This course is an introduction to the interior design profession through directed coursework and practical work experience at Meraki4Designs. Students will complete three scheduled classes in professional development (Lecture) and 3 months of practical work experience (Internship) under the supervision of the architects and interior designers of Meraki4Designs.


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  • Office Location

    491, Sai Sobagu, 1st Floor,
    Teachers Colony, Outer Ring Road, Near Silk Board, Koramangala,
    Bengaluru - 560034

  • Phone

    06362969724
      
      
  • Email

    meraki4designs@gmail.com