The practice of interiors is frequently described as ‘placemaking’, which demands an explicit articulation of the functional, physical and experiential relationships between the existing and original, and the new, imagined and sustainable re-use of the built environment. The subject of ‘the interior’ is explored at Middlesex in two closely related but distinct courses, BA Interior Architecture and BA Interior Design
BA Interior Architecture
Interior Architecture challenges the existing architectural fabric and context, remodelling space through architectural intervention. It is inclined towards a language that questions the idea of interiority relative to a variety of scales, from room, to building, to city.
The Interior Architecture programme is centrally concerned with the adaptation and remodelling of existing buildings. It bridges the practices of interior design and architecture, sometimes dealing with complex structural, environmental and servicing problems. The course encompasses a diverse range of project and building types and engages with both single and multi-functional use within public, private and commercial realms.
BA Interior Design
Interior Design is an interdisciplinary practice that is concerned with the creation of a range of interior environments that articulate identity and atmosphere through the manipulation of volume, the placement of specific elements such as furniture, and the treatment of both new and existing surfaces.
The Interior Design programme describes projects that require little or no structural intervention with the existing building. The building is usually retained in it’s original architectural condition with the new interior inserted or installed within. It can often have ephemeral and temporal qualities. Interior Design accepts the existing architectural context and evolves new interiors that are sensitively and appropriately responsive.