This studio-based, research-led practical design course, aims at nurturing space designers as critical thinkers, empathic human beings and innovative makers/do-ers. It offers an array of courses that help designers offer simple, functional and aesthetically appealing solutions to problems related to space design.
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who want to nurture critical thinking, design for the greater good of the community, by empathising with the end-users, and develop practical skills for innovations in design.
exploration of the subject through a series of practical yet complex design projects. Collaboration with like-minded individuals who aid reflective and responsive approach to design.
Students explore the fundamentals of anthropometrics, ergonomics and space planning focused on contextual understanding. Courses offered during this semester contain extensive community immersion, site visits, market surveys and exercises to refine hand skills, digital applications and presentation techniques.
This semester introduces students to the complexities and the multi-layered nature of designing human habitats. They work with issues of Space, along with issues of Identity – focusing on clients and their concerns across sectors, such as residential, retail and commercial et al. Simultaneously, the semester exposes students to technical aspects of lighting design and other building systems.
Having gained a basic understanding of Space Design, this semester introduces students to other critical aspects – crafts, re-inventing and reinterpreting traditional techniques, among others. Now students are also equipped with fundamentals of HVAC, Acoustics and integration of Digital systems into their designs.
This semester encourages students to explore sustainability, modularity, upcycling, etc. Their exposure to contemporary issues and themes currently prevalent across the design world is broadened and they apply it in their projects. Now students are also exposed to the design of Exhibition spaces, Set design, Experience design, etc.
Two broad themes dominate the penultimate semester; Working drawings – which enable student ideas and designs to be executed in reality; and Research & Critical thinking – which empower our students to be thought leaders and come up with innovative and relevant design solutions to all kinds of spatial environments.
The students are entirely focused on their Capstone project this semester; they apply and explore all their learnings/areas of interest in this project and demonstrate a thorough knowledge and expertise of a Space Designer. The Capstone is the culminating pinnacle of our student’s academic journey in this undergraduate programme.
My time at Anant National University has truly been a journey of growth and discovery. The Space Design major not only provided me with a solid foundation in the field of design, but also fostered a sense of empathy. The extensive curriculum, coupled with well-planned study trips, ensured a comprehensive learning experience. What stood out was the emphasis on not just honing design skills but also nurturing us to be ‘solutionaries’. Being part of this community, I felt a sense of camaraderie and support, making my university experience not just academically enriching but personally fulfilling.“
Anant has changed my perception of design and enhanced my understanding of the discipline. The Space Design major involves various assignments aimed at increasing our knowledge and skillsets. It teaches us to be empathetic towards the user and space, helps us understand the space's aesthetic, emotional, historical and geographical importance and incorporate the learning and findings in our designs.
Anant's approach to design pedagogy and the faculty have made education a unique experience. My journey throughout the semesters is similar to a rollercoaster ride - fun and exciting. The assignments designed as part of the course made holistic learning possible even remotely. Apart from the design concepts, this course has taught me time management and presentation skills. It honed my ability to visualise objects at various levels using dimensional theories.