NTU Architecture Subject Group

House of Bonsai

The House of Bonsai brings together a diverse community of people near Nottingham’s city centre. Along with providing opportunities for cross-generational activities, the library and bonsai workshop aims to enhance a sense of belonging.

The programme focuses on concepts derived from the principles of growth, spirituality, reflection, and movement, all of which aim to promote wellbeing. An individual can experience a sense of intellectual and spiritual growth through the crafting and cultivation of bonsai trees.

The architectural design within this building encourages the exploration of spaces and interaction with the building itself with the existing and new structure. Connecting with nature is important in highly urbanised societies for adequate restoration of mental health and physical well-being.

Shivani Patel
Student name
Shivani Patel
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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