Tutors: Lara Rettondini (Course Leader), Dusan Decermic, Tomasz Dancel-Fiszer, Matthew Haycocks, Bruce Irwin, Dr Maja Jovic, Joe King, Debbie Kuypers, Lola Lozano Lara, Filip Visnjic
Lara Rettondini is Senior Lecturer, architect, and co-director of Studio X Design Group, a London based architecture and interior design practice. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the recipient of the Westminster Teaching Excellence Award 2017.
Dusan Decermic is an architect who engages with both theoretical and design practices in architecture and interior design. He set up his own practice, arclab, in 1999 and has worked with numerous clients, including the Royal National Theatre and fashion designer Issey Miyake.
Tomasz Dancel-Fiszer is an architect and associate at MJP Architects with involvement spanning from masterplanning to detail design.
Matt Haycocks is Senior Lecturer, designer and maker. His research concerns domestic and family photography, the historicisation of public space and the politics of place-making and branding.
Bruce Irwin is a designer, teacher and curator, and is founder and co-director of SCAN Projects.
Maja Jovic is lecturer in architecture, planning and tourism. Her research investigates how conflict and national identities re-shape destinations.
Joe King is an award-winning artist working within the field of the moving image, using innovative techniques and animation to combine and manipulate photography, film and sound.
Debby Kuypers is an architect, and joint founder/director of RFK Architects, an architecture and design practice based in London that specialises in retail, commercial and art/museum projects.
Lola Lozano Lara graduated from the Architectural Association, where she is currently enrolled as PhD candidate. She teaches architecture at various UK universities and is founding director of the research and practice project Forms of Living.
Filip Visnjic is an architect, lecturer, curator and a new media technologist. He works at the intersection of art and technology, directing web, print and event-based projects while also contributing to a number of blogs and magazines.
Our Interior Design MA (Interior Architecture MA from 2020-2021) promotes a conceptual and speculative approach to the design of interior environments. In doing so, it places and emphasis on research that seeks to expand the boundaries of the discipline as well as challenge standardised processes and traditional methodologies. The programme affords multiple avenues of creative engagement giving you the opportunity to pursue your particular issues of interest in interior architecture, or specialist areas of three-dimensional design, through in-depth and focused studies, under the guidance of research-active and industry-experienced staff. Over the years, the course has continued to grow and is now an internationally sought-after Master’s programme that sits within the School of Architecture and Cities, based at our well-equipped Central London Campus.
Our course covers a range of specialist areas, both theoretical and practical. The curriculum is delivered through a diverse set of taught core modules including design and theory subjects, as well as the student-led thesis project. We also deliver specialist modules which promote the use of digital technologies to expand the students’ skill set. With a critical pedagogical agenda, we’ll challenge you to strive for a rich, mature synthesis of your learning from these modules, a process aimed to prepare you towards the challenges and opportunities of the complex professional world.
Our three distinct theory and practice research areas, Domestic, Urban and Expanded Interiors, inform the development of our students’ thesis topics. By embracing the intellectual, spatial, and material and complexities inherent in the subject of interior, you’ll engage with the research areas both by working in collaborative groups and individually. Our end of year catalogues (2018 and 2019) document the results of a wide range of thesis projects that our students have developed following a process involving meticulous investigation and detailed design resolution. Some have uncovered traces of history by carefully repurposing buildings and places; others have dealt with social, cultural and political issues through critical spatial proposals. The work that our students produce is rigorous and ambitious; a reflection of the quality of our programme and an indication of the diverse professional careers that our students progress onto once they graduate.
For more details on the course and how to apply please visit here.
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