NTU Architecture Subject Group


This Masters Architecture School is innovative in that wellbeing and therapy was a brief for the design of the building alongside the purpose of supporting students’ learning and practices in sustainable design. This school will offer a place for students to grow, learn, socialise, reflect, and be inventive and creative. This design project was approached using the concept of connection. The first connection was with the curriculum combining architecture and wellbeing. This then informed physical connections by a means of social spaces, natural environments and between different campus buildings. The design took inspiration from simplistic Nordic architecture with the use of natural materials such as timber and using the Nordic wellbeing lifestyle of hygge

Student name
Oliver Spalding
BArch Architecture

BArch Architecture

The BArch (Hons) in Architecture course is focused on the creative and practical development of architectural design, investigated in a studio environment through a series of carefully considered practical and theoretical projects in a variety of spatial, social, cultural and topographical situations.

The purpose of the course is to align architectural concepts, thinking, techniques and values with current architectural thought and practice. It involves strategic thinking and creative imagination; problem-solving and research tasks; attention to detail and tectonic resolution; traditional and digital forms of representation; and public presentations and reviews. This course addresses the challenges of designing for diverse communities and cultures and develops Part 1 graduates with creative vision, practical skills and an ethical position in respect of the role of the architect in a globalised world.

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