"Interior Architecture is to Architecture as the heart is to the body". It combines the design of the space’s interior with the needs of the place thus creating a fourth dimension which crystallizes the spirit of the space.
According to architectonic and functional rules, the interior architect becomes a corrector of space and an architect of volumes.
Interior Architecture is both conceptual and creative. It’s a profession that calls for imagination and audacity and that builds on pragmatic and specific figures enabling the implementation of spatial design.
As early as 1920, Le Corbusier, who was one of the most creative advocates of architecture, said: “Architecture is the masterly, correct and magnificent play of masses brought together in light”.
This very timely formula relates both to architecture and interior architecture which must be academic, precise and magnificent to help develop surfaces, volumes and materials and bring out the beauty of space.
“The interior is the most valuable part of a Human that makes one different”.
It is a reflection of what’s essential and true, and also reflects dreams and desires.
Finally, the interior is the reflection of deep beliefs that make us remodel the space with a strong and unique personality gained by training.
Interior Architecture is not this surface skin one can think of. It is the beating heart of a space that creates a new kind of harmony.
The pedagogical approach implemented to master this training is as follows:
The first year comprises theoretical and practical courses. A multidisciplinary year aimed at teaching means of expression and graphic communication through a volumetric approach.
The two- year BA program and the two- year MA program in interior architecture help develop the simplest and the most complex projects.
This training which comprises theoretical courses, general knowledge and technical courses in terms of expression and execution is based on mastering and improving a new language in drawing which becomes the major means of expression to create spaces.
The technical means of expression complement the drawing’s manual dexterity allowing better communication through perspectives, designs, technical drawing boards that are essential for the realization of an interior architecture project.
Mastering all the phases « creation, design, expression and implementation » is the goal we have set ourselves for our students’ training.
Director of the School of Decorative Arts/
Director of the Interior Architecture department