This course is designed for Spatial Design managers/executives/designers, showroom decorators, display artists, furniture designers and suppliers, and real estate executives, to enable them to understand and apply the various strategies and aspects of small space design.
The latest statistics from real estate companies showed that “shoebox” apartments – units smaller than 50 sq m – made up 27 percent of sales in the property market of Singapore in 2012: a new high since such units were only made available to the market three years ago. As more and more units have obtained their TOP in recent years, owners and designers are facing the challenges of adapting to and designing these units to suit the new lifestyle of living in a small space.
This course focuses on the use of various aspects of interior spatial design to achieve flexibility and versatility in small space design. The participants will learn how to use various strategies to turn passive spaces into active and usable space. They will also learn how to re-think traditional notions of spatial division and achieve multiple usages for small spaces in a way that allows flexibility and experimentation. Useful guidelines are provided that build confidence and encourage the freedom to find new innovative solutions and applications through the following strategies:
- Spatial Design to maximise small spaces
- Lighting to create spaciousness
- Furniture and fit-out for flexibility
- The use of colour in small spaces
- Structural Elements – small changes with big impact
Particular emphasis is given to underlying design approaches, philosophies, constraints, influences and areas of innovation for small space design.
The course will help owners, designers and real estate marketing executives allay their fears about the usability of ‘shoebox’ units and demonstrate how they can achieve the desired lifestyle within a limited space.
Aim of the Course
To equip participants with the skills, strategies and innovative design solutions for the design and planning of small spaces that will suit today’s modern lifestyle.
The course will help owners, designers and real estate marketing executives to allay fears of usability of small areas and become competent in achieving the desired lifestyle within limited spaces.
Participants who successfully complete the program will be able to:
- Evaluate the spatial design of small spaces and identify potential spaces for active and multiple usages.
- Apply a range of strategies and design solutions to achieve flexibility in small spaces.
- Understand the design approaches, philosophies, constraints, influences, and areas for innovation in small space design.
- Use lighting, furniture and fit-out, colours and structural changes as effective tools to enhance the design of small spaces.
- Use design communication skills for effective presentation to clients and co-workers.
Duration of the Program
6 sessions at 2 hours per session (Total of 12 hours).
A minimum of 8 students per class are required for the Class to commence.
DID008-1 Interior Design 1
Facilitation Resources and Aids Needed
Participants are advised to bring along with them:
- Stationeries including an A4 Notebook with Pens.
- Laptop with software download advised by the school course administer before the commencement of course.
Neat Casual wear (e.g. collar t-shirt, sweater, long trousers or jeans, sports shoes, etc.)
Group Class: $395.00. Bring a friend and enjoy a special rate of $700.00 for 2 pax.