haute école d'Art et de design Genève Geneva university of art and design
Thursday 10 May 2007
NATURE OF THE PROFESSION
Interior architecture is derived from detailed perception : that of the hand, the step, the eyes or, more generally, of the senses.
The design of interior architecture stems from the applied arts tradition. Its field of activity covers the environment at the human level.
A designer of interior architecture is a creator, alive to social and cultural facts and involved in their development.
Architecture and constructed or projected space constitute its domains of intervention, which it designs, converts or re-converts. Its focus is on functions, materials, lighting and on the specific details of the enclosing spaces, volumes, or elements contained.
The designers also devise the equipment, furniture, objects or accessories which are then produced by professionals in the construction or other industries
Teaching within the Interior Architecture branch aims to train competent and responsible professionals through the transmission of human, historical, artistic, scientific and technical knowledge. It emphasizes work methodology and the acquisition of theoretical and practical skills in order to develop a critical mind and to reinforce students’ creative and analytical capabilities. It fosters personal reflection and questioning, encourages autonomy in the conception and management of projects and favours the proposal of innovative and pertinent solutions.
Contacts with the professional, institutional or private sectors, as in other schools or departments, are developed and some work is carried out in collaboration with these organisations.
FIELD OF APPLICATION
Designers of interior architecture exercise their professional activities in numerous domains : domestic (housing), commercial (offices, shops, stands), cultural (museographies, exhibitions, scenographies, leisure) and institutional (educational establishments, hospitals), whether private or public, permanent, ephemeral or event-related.
Designers of interior architecture can work independently or as part of a multidisciplinary team.
In addition, they master :
the principal of quality in the management of spaces and implementation ;
the coherent use of forms and materials as well as technical production methods.
They know how :
to formulate proposals appropriate to the environment and to man;
to carry out research in experimental fields ;
to give their interventions legibility and the possibility of evolving with time.
They are able :
to define the objectives of a mandate and to evaluate the requirements ;
to set out a concept and specify the key elements of a project ;
to see a project through to a successful conclusion by mastering its development process.
HEAD OF INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE
Dario Aiulfi, Robert Beffa, Rémy Bochet, Irma Cilacian, Yves Corminboeuf, Nathalie Crocetti, Christian Dupraz, Nathalie Pierron, Gustave-Nicolas Fischer, Line Fontana, Magdalena Gerber, Pierre Jorge Gonzalez, François Joss, Lysianne Léchot Hirt, Christophe Lombardo, Alexandra Midal, Loïc Muriel, Olivier Schickli, Simon Simos, Guido Styger, Florence Vandenbeusch, Marc Walgenwitz, Daniel Zamarbide
Giona Bierens de Haan,