IAD 270: NKBA KITCHEN SYNTHESIS

College of Technology – Department of the Built Environment
INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE DESIGN PROGRAM

IAD 270: NKBA KITCHEN SYNTHESIS Spring Semester 2018
IAD 452: IAD STUDIO VI – THESIS 1
KITCHEN SYNTHESIS
Using the things you have done in ANALYSIS, keeping your goals, objectives, and
research in mind, you will now move forward with planning your kitchen design.
STRATEGIZE – Due February 5th
 Create an user analysis chart focusing on the activities you know the clients want
to occur in the house and those that may reflect your goals/objectives
 Trace paper or on the computer
 Each Activity Space should have at minimum the following areas: Activity
space (description); Users; Frequency; Appliances, Fixtures (sizes); Storage,
Fittings, Furniture, etc.; Space Relationships; Ambiance; Special Needs;
Furniture Needs (see example page 385)
 Create an adjacency matrix of the spaces included in your kitchen program
 Show access needed
 Show relationship priorities between spaces
 Create a bubble diagrams of the spaces to be included based on the program
and your ANALYSIS (see page 409)
 Bubble diagrams show relationships NOT specific arrangement
 Bubble diagrams are visual programs
 Develop experience keywords for each space (make sure connections still exist
from analysis)
IMAGINE – Due February 7th
 Schematic Design – Develop three options from at least two different types of
kitchen layouts (see page 409)
 Use bubble diagram as guide
 This is a boxed, spatial layout
 Consider creating some simplified design templates to help show landing
areas and clear space
 Drawn to scale ½”=1’-0”
 No furniture, no wall thicknesses
 Indicate where fixtures are
 Rough drawing
 Prepare revised concept statement using experience words
IAD 270: NKBA KITCHEN ANALYSIS 2
EXPERIENCE – ELEMENT MATRIX – In-class February 7th
 Create a matrix using your design words and the different elements you will be
incorporating in your design.
 Prepare a revised concept statement
CREATE – Due February 14th
Moving forward with one of the options from schematic design, let’s move forward with
your final design
 Start in one corner and make sure you are accurately getting sizes and
dimensions correct for each fixture and space
 Include all furniture, fixtures, etc
 Come with two plans printed off
 Leave one as is make sure has dimensions
 On other one, label (by hand) landing, prep, clear floor spaces, etc
 Provide a hand sketch of the following
 All major elevations
 One perspective view
REVIEW – February 19th & 21st
Have the following for review and mark up at ½” scale following NKBA guidelines. These
are for review do not need to be final, but printed for mark-up:
 Floor plan
 Construction plan
 Mechanical plan
 Elevations of every wall with cabinets and/or appliances
 Color perspective(s) and “detail” drawings of special construction design
features
 Concept board laid out – materials, photos, etc
DO NOT LOSE THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN YOUR RESEARCH, GOALS, AND INSPIRATION
DURING DESIGN. IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO MAINTAIN CONNECTIONS AND CARRY
RESEARCH IDEAS THROUGH AND INTO YOUR DESIGN

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