ISTANBUL AREL UNIVERSITY

Faculty of Engineering and Architecture

Department of Interior Architecture

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Interior Architecture is the art of designing an existing indoor or outdoor place by using furniture, colour, fabric, material and appropriate equipment. Interior architect designs and creates places where people feel more comfortable and good, and they can form a healthy interaction with each other. S/he, while designing and creating the place, combines spatial characteristics with technical knowledge in line with criteria such as the functions of technic and art, individual, society, behavioral models, structure, capacity, colour, material, configuration, time, economy, ergonomy, physiology, psychology.

Within the scope of Interior Architecture, researches are made on subjects like built environment, history of architecture, fine arts and art history, construction techniques and methods. Designs and applications are practised through making use of contemporary theories and designing approaches, scientific and technical developments and creativity.

Interior Architecture Department aims to train its students as individuals who have the competence to observe, question and make changes; can analyse and creatively interpret the interaction formed between the place and people; can put into practice his/her different ideas technically and economically; can produce and develop quick and pratic designment solutions in interior arhitecture application areas by using his/her theoretical knowledge and experience. The education requires the students to be able to explain their ideas through visual expression, to think critically, and to interact coordinately with artistic, stylistic studies and other disciplines related to Interior Architecture.

The applicants who want to have education in Department of Interior Architecture are required to be environmentally-conscious, creative, analytical, and eager to make studies in fine arts, social sciences and other relative disciplines.

Working Areas

After the four-years undergraduate education, students graduate as “Interior Architect”. An Interior Architect can work freelance or in design offices; in positions related to the processes of application, supervision and production of materials; in factories and in ateliers. In addition, they also have employment opportunities in furniture design and restoration sectors.