progettazione per l'abitare

07:44 Nov 6, 2019
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Education / Pedagogy / Course names
Italian term or phrase: progettazione per l'abitare
Hi I would be very grateful for some help, I'm translating a university transcript for a degree in Industrial Design. One of the courses taken in 'Progettazione per l'abitare' - I am struggling with this. I literally translate it as Living Design, but should it be Interior Design? Any input appreciated!!
Alex O Suilleabhain
Local time: 23:36

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5interior design
Wolfgang Dr. Hager
4 +1design for living
4environmental/sustainable design
Rosanna Palermo
2social housing
Pasquale Di Matteo

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interior design

you are right
the literal translation: design for living, would only make sense in a marketing brochure

Wolfgang Dr. Hager
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neutral  Janice Giffin: see my discussion entry
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neutral  philgoddard: It could include interior design, but it's about all aspects of design in everyday life.
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  -> except that the term is used as a course description in academia and thus could hardly be as soft as suggested
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design for living

Course emphasis is placed on general design appreciation. Explore universal principles of design from an experiential perspective

Design for Living & Learning is a 2 quarter course open to pre-assign residents of the Lantana Design House.

United States
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agree  Kimberly Ann Franch: as Industrial Design generally deals with manufacturing products, this could mean designing anything from a lighting fixture to a teapot to a toilet seat. I like "Design for Living Spaces" or "Design for Everyday Living" but YMMV.
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social housing

Could this refer to the planning and design for social housing? That is, for solutions to create housing often for the more vulnerable groups in society, such as the elderly, lower-income, etc. The links I pasted into the web references show Italian websites addressing the issue. I am also including below a link below to Birmingham University's which has a course entitled "Design for Future Living", although this seems more broad.

Affordable Housing or Council Housing (BE) are similar, but they refer to past solutions and the university course in industrial design would certainly want to seem much more innovative than what those terms suggest, as they can have pejorative connotations.

A suggestion; not sure if this is what was actually studied!

Pasquale Di Matteo
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:36
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environmental/sustainable design

Environmental Design - AICAD › programs › three-dimensional-design › environme...
Art Center College of Design / Austin Yang ... Environmental Design (also known as Sustainable Design) is an area that extends interior design in broader directions, often with elements of architecture and graphic design included. As the ...
Environmental Design | The Design School › degree-programs › environmental-design-bs
The BS in environmental design offers an integrated curriculum in ... and industries that require an awareness of issues that affect environmental design.
Graduate Environmental Design - ArtCenter College of Design › graduate-degrees › environmental-design › overview
Our Master of Science degree in Environmental Design focuses on the ... of furniture and fixture design, emphasizing innovation, industry standards and the ...
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design - University of ... › architecture › programs › undergraduate-programs
The program for the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design degree is a pre-professional four-year curriculum of at least 128 semester hours. The degree ...

Rosanna Palermo
Local time: 17:36
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