NTU Architecture Subject Group


My concept for this project is Origami and the act of “Folding’. Origami a traditional art practice founded in Japan many years ago that involves the folding of a piece of paper. This practice is known to be a form of complex entertainment for people, while still being meditative and relaxing. Things that are made from this single sheet of paper can be elegant, amusing, durable or functional. There is a wide range of variety options for what could be made. I want to create a space that embraces this art as it symbolises diversity and connection while being light and playful, which will create a welcoming and comfortable environment for its users and highlighting the importance of food and community. I want this building to help people view food as art and the community as artist.

Most origami designs follow a specific pattern to create pieces that are so full of life. Therefore, to demonstrate this, I will use a grid based on the Miura Fold, and to keep the building alive I will be playing with the scale and structure of the grid to suit different parts of the building.

There is a journey when creating an origami piece and requires learning and patience. A journey will be created within the building, which keeps the interest the users at all times. There will be a place where people will be able to learn about the art of food in the cooking workshops and classrooms, there is an indoor vertical farm for people to grow their own food and a shop for this food to be sold. There is also a food court with 9 different style kitchens. The building hopes to inspire people and allows for education and leisure

Jaynell Mainoo
Student name
Jaynell Mainoo
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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