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Core5Plus Overview

Overview of my first book, published in 2015:

 BUT, My ideas have changed a little; you will see as you read the Design Spread Sheet Method in this course!

Core5Plus, A Framework for Design 

16-step approach from Design to Proposal to Invoice. 

Understanding Design Unification

Part 1.

 1. What is Core5Plus?

Core5Plus is a design method for organizing space.

 There are four components for each space:

a. Enclosure_is the outside area that determines the outer limits of the space 

b. Functional areas_or the activity areas of the space 

c. Paths_are the walking areas of the space 

d. Wall treatments_are the items that are hanging or attached or covering the walls

A priority method gives a value to each item in a space component areas

a.Focal point items_the center of attention or an essential item

b. Main item_the principal item in the grouping

c. Core three item_supportive item to the main item 

d. Core four item_supportive item to the main item

e. Impact item_provides the wow factor or the second focal point or a fascinating item

2. Core5Plus Design Unification

a. Understanding design unification is essential

b. Unification is central to design decisions: 

c. Identify feasible concepts

d. Principles:

  1. Architectural principles
  2. Design principles

e. Elements

f. Design defines attainable objectives:

  1. Space direction
  2. Economics

g. Determined required features 

h. Unification adds value to the design process

i. Concentrate on key issues:

  1. Space components
  2. Enclosure_the building shell
  3. Functional areas
  4. Paths
  5. Walls treatments

j. Priority method for choosing items for the space

 3. The Terms of Design

a. Users:

  1. Types of individuals
  2. Age groups

b. Items:

  1. Enclosure items
  2. Functional items

c. Economics:

  1. User values
  2. Market value
  3. Project value

d. Location placement

  1. Type of residence
  2. Residential setting
  3. Residential location
  4. Floor level
  5. Item placement

e. Style

f. Considerations

  1. Form and function considerations
  2. Economic considerations 
  3. Time considerations
  4. Special considerations

g. Stimulation stability

4. How each of the Space Components Influences the project Unification

 a. Enclosure influence

b. Functional areas (1-5 areas)

c. Paths

d. Wall treatments

e. Adjacent interior spaces

f. Exterior spaces

5. 4 generic directions for Interior Design using the Terms of Design

a. Generic strategies for design:

  1. Fine-tune
  2. Create superior
  3. Challenge existing
  4. Limited minimal

b. Implications of the terms of design in internecine directions

c. Defined the differences in strategy

6. Unification Mapping or Charting

Interior Design mapping is a tool for understanding the structure of a given space

It will help to analyze and view different information within the space

  1. Enclosure mapping
  2. Functional area mapping

Part 2. Software

 The software was written in WordPress but was extremely slow to use and print out.