|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
||This unit concentrates on the design, prototyping and construction of a particular piece of complex furniture, typically a chair. Emphasis is placed on advanced manufacturing processes and thus on CAD/CAM systems. The unit typically works with timber. The objectives of the unit are to develop complex furniture design skills and a thorough understanding of the preparation and application of digital documentation. The unit makes use of the Faculty CNC flatbed mill for the production of components for the designed pieces. An integral part of the unit is to develop further knowledge about the behaviours and properties of Western Australian (WA) native hardwoods and locally grown plantation hardwoods. To this end, each design project is required to undertake some basic applied research into at least one material property of one timber species.|
||Students are able to (1) understand detailed anthropometric design in relation to furniture design; (2) understand detailed design of timber jointing systems; (3) understand structural properties and material characteristics of WA native hardwood timbers; (4) understand the application of complex computer modelling to computer numerically controlled manufacturing processes (CAD/CAM); and (5) develop ability in the design of complex pieces of furniture.|
||Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) design and documentation of a complex item of furniture; (2) timber properties research and data capture; and (3) manufacture of a complex furniture piece. Further information is available in the unit outline.|
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
||Dr Kate Hislop|
|Prerequisites: ARCT5589 Architecture of Furniture|
|Approved quota: 44—students in their final 24 points will be given priority enrolment, and then selection will be based on academic merit.|
||seminars: 3 hours per week for 6 weeks; workshops: 3 hours per week for 6 weeks|
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