Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture

Gone are the days when interior architects simply designed dwelling spaces by choosing furniture to go with the colour of the walls. In response to the housing shortage in cities and the concentration of housing in the suburbs, the emergence of eco-districts and people’s growing awareness of their impact on the environment, interior architects must now, just like architects, respond to all these new issues. They must not only be constantly aware of the solutions offered by the design and architecture market and keep abreast of the most recent scientific and socioeconomic breakthroughs in their region, but also look at responses in other parts of the world. The practical and theoretical training provided by HEAD Geneva’s Interior Architecture faculty equips its students to deal with these new realities.

Housing is living
Fifty years from now, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities. How are we to respond to this demographic concentration by combining functionality and comfort in smaller and smaller areas of land? This is the challenge that now faces architects and interior architects. The time has come to review this model and rethink contemporary space in the light of migration flows and the inexorable changes in society.

Housing is teaching
HEAD Geneva’s Interior Architecture faculty encourages its students to sharpen their analytical skills, awakens their curiosity and gives them constant new stimuli while training them in the technical and administrative aspects of their chosen field (such as site supervision, drawing up permits and knowledge of specialized trades) – and so move beyond the notion of a profession whose sole task is to decorate buildings. Instead, this is now a profession that needs to borrow good ideas from the past and yet move with the times, drawing inspiration from models that have been tried and tested abroad.

Housing is partnership
HEAD Geneva’s Interior Architecture faculty seeks to respond both reactively (to public and private enterprises that commission work from it) and proactively (to calls for tender). During their training, students are also invited to attend debates and workshops in which international experts share their experience and encourage those taking part to approach their future careers in a professional manner.

Housing is thinking ahead
Interior architecture must identify signs of changing needs early enough to respond to them in good time. HEAD Geneva’s interior architecture faculty thus has a responsibility to train students whose expertise and experience enables them to anticipate every potential scenario in the near future.
 

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Studio Assemble, Robert Beffa, Rémy Cohann, Alexandre Comby, Yves Corminboeuf, Jean-Jacques Ezrati, Matthias Grau, Michael Jakob, Youri Kravtchenko, Christophe Lombardo, Dorothée Loustalot, Federico Neder