NTU Architecture Subject Group

Botanical Garden & Pottery studio

The enclosed pottery garden emphasizes mental health wellbeing through the tools of nature and crafts, healing individuals in difficult times. A new botanical garden and pottery studio are proposed to be built close to the castle grounds. Pottery and gardening offer peaceful satisfaction and an introspective quality through learning knowledge, offering an experience for self-reflection. The space we situate in has influence on your health and mind. The concept is to provide areas to learn, craft and view nature, merged with contemplation points of varying seclusion. The design derives from geometry and surroundings to create places that explore the interactions between humans, flora, and architecture. The thoughtful design will add to the castle’s historic and attractive peripheral, giving guests a place to escape whilst establishing a sense of place for reconnection to themselves.

Dom Abbott
Student name
Dom Abbott
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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