This essay aims to look at ethics within interior design at the present time. I will research the most common ethics related to interior design and gather information from different research methods
The three main research methods used to gather information on Ethics within interior design at the present time was a literature review, looking into the main ethics within interior design currently, The second research method was a survey that looked at the consumers thoughts on these ethics, asking them about there knowledge of Environmentally friendly alternatives and there own choices for there homes The third research method used was a case study of a construction project in Seattle, where architecture firm Case Design, designed and built two ECO friendly homes. It looks at the environmentally friendly features used and also the benefits that these ECO homes had to the local area.
One of the research methods used was a literature review looking into ethics within interior design. It will look at the main ethics at the present time. When researching into the main ethics in current design the main topic found was sustainable and environmentally friendly design. There were many articles talking about the need for sustainable design but also the need for a fare trade of these sustainable materials.
When looking into the ecological side of ethics in design the first article, named Ethical House, was written by Reid
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An example of a design project that involved mutualistic relationship is the construction of the Swiss Re Tower in London. The modern world is embracing the construction of buildings that are eco-efficient. Architects whose designs fail to meet
Environmental ethics approach is very important to any company decision. One’s company must take responsibility to protect one’s environment in which it operates. Making sure that they can operate not only within laws, regulations, and guidelines set forth buy the country they are in, but also go above and beyond to protect the natural environment.
Interior design and architecture are essential, and often overlooked, aspects of everyday life. In modern society people rely on function, durability, and visual appeal when selecting designs for their homes, businesses, and places of leisure. The way that a space is designed influences such things as mood, which, in the case of a business, can impact the productivity of employees and either draw or repel customers. In residential design, the design becomes very personal and, to be considered a successful design, must properly reflect the home owner while at the same time offering some practicality that makes the space livable. An effective design, for any space, must solve some problem, be it function, flexibility, or some other criteria. Simply solving a problem would not please the customer, however, unless it offered some visual appeal. Creating function with style is the real job of any interior designer, and is essential in a content society.
According to the author of “Taking the Lead” Felice Silverman, “the introduction of LEED v4 represents the next step in the evolution of sustainable design, but it’s interesting to note that as we learn more about creating green spaces, new concerns continue appear”. The example she gives deals with encouraging people as designers to see products earn third-party certifications, and designers should remember to look at more than just the single-attribute benefits of products. Designers need to be able to arm themselves with the best information on sustainability there is, and continue to review process, systems and products that could potentially cause harm to the environment and the people
Being environmentally friendly isn’t merely a trend. After thousands of years of using the earth’s resources, we have finally come to realize that we are destroying this beautiful gift we were honored with. Architects play an influential role in trying to preserve this gift by encouraging a multitude of strategies that can be more cost efficient in the long run, be more comfortable for its users, and most importantly, have a lower carbon footprint. Strategies can include drastic changes to heat and air systems, construction material selections, or even specific design details to the architecture of a building that would reduce the amount of energy it consumes.
Interior design is a profession that is undertaken academically just like other professional careers. It mainly involves the development and imparting of skills, knowledge and attitudes that pertains the activities undertaken in the building and construction industry. The profession of interior designing goes beyond designing how a structure will look because it incorporates environmental issues especially aesthetic value of the structure to be constructed, the ergonomics, local fire codes and besides studying fundamental design issues and practice in the building and construction industry (Guerin & Thompson, 2014). Even though the profession is not as old as some of the established professions, the fact remains that the fundamentals of design
There have been many different styles of interior design over the past including types of architecture, patterns, colour choices and shapes of the past. Starting in 1152 we see Gothic style with rich dark colours, a sense of luxurious grandeur including characteristics such as stained glass windows, ornate fireplaces and intricate detailing. (pic 1)
This is by far one of the most eye opening facts I’ve learned since being here and this help me understand in retrospect why mostly everybody always gave the same answers to what they though interior design was. Most of them based their ideas on popular television shows that –intentionally or not- portray interior design as merely decoration that happens in a very short period of time. In fact reading the article brought me back to the first day of this class when students were introducing themselves and explaining why they chose to be interior designers and some of them responded that they liked what they have seen in the shows to the point where one of them even mentioned that she wants to have her own show on HGTV.
As writer, interior designer, educator, and American architect Frank Lloyd Wright once said, “The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization” (BrainyQuote). The purpose of this paper will deal with the description of...
Society values in its professionals adequate knowledge, skill and high moral character (Spector, 2001) and as designers, we are expected to abide by imposed rules embedded in the law through regulations and professional codes but also develop a ‘good moral character’ and a self-regulated ethical behavior.
I hold an M Arch degree from the University at Buffalo with a specialization in environmental design. As a practicing professional I have owned and operated a design business for more than twelve years in Rochester, New York. Upon obtaining my master's degree I established the first company in Western New York to specialize in natural building technologies and clay finish plasters. The company has grown to include full services for sustainable residential, retail, institution and hospitality interior design. Architecturally, I collaborate with licensed professionals to design sustainable homes that range from the completely natural to hybrid structures featuring energy-efficient technologies. In tandem with my design business I was an assistant professor and interior design program coordinator at Alfred State College teaching in both interior design and architecture. My personal practice and management experience in corporate industry create wonderful opportunities to explore real world design issues in the studio and with the community. I look forward to sharing these experiences and my research interests with all of
Over the past few decades a small number of designers and design professionals have begun to realize their influence on the natural world and have decided to change the way they think of design and designing. This new approach has become known as sustainable design. Sustainable Design is a design philosophy that seeks to maximize the quality of the built environment, while minimizing or eliminating negative impact to the natural environment. In others words designing physical objects with the idea of creating under the principles of ecological sustainable compositions. This type of design is being having great advance and advertising during the last couple of years, therefore is becoming a new alternative in terms of designing and
Throughout the 1970s Inquiry was the primary philosophy journal that dealt with enviornmental ethics. Environmental ethics was, for the most part, considered a curiousity and mainstream philosophy journals rarely published more than one article per year, if that. Opportunities for publishing dramatically improved in 1979 when Eugene C. Hargrove founded the journal Environmental Ethics. The name of the journal became the name of the field.
The case study is an in-depth study of a special case rather than a comprehensive study. This is an extensive one for the narrow arena of research methods and the discipline of a readily available research. On the case study method is really broad, especially for social science, psychology, anthropology and ecology. At the same time can also be applied to the design industry. Case studies include research design, choosing a case, collect data, analyze data and writing reports. Designers need to research customer psychology in the design industry, develop a plan, collect