NTU Architecture Subject Group

Layers of Learning

Superimposition is the technique of layering one image or piece of information on top of another. Growing communities have the need for many superimposing functions, in different places, for different people with various stories. Using the surroundings, we have and create journeys for the community who have different needs for spaces.
Designing several spaces connected with different functions and responding to the external surroundings. A place that can meet the needs for its community and is adaptable for the future. Simple exterior with a complex and interconnected interior. Having a journey inside and out that is welcome to all the public. Moving past the ways of modernism and pushing post modernism further.
Layered and angled blocks connected with 2 cores. Similar to pages of a book, different parts of the story or building but with different information in each space. Having a journey from one side from the other.
The blocks and functions are imbedded into the site surrounded by the many layers of nature growing and linking to the building.
The areas are seen as different functions to everyone, and they adapt to people’s needs.
Bringing the growth of neoclassical architecture into post-modernist architecture with my design of a multifunctional library. Creating interactive and engaging spaces with minimal distractions or disruptions. Designed to overlay digital information and media onto physical spaces, objects, and materials.

My main ideas, concepts and designs follow alongside my architectural analysis of postmodernism and how we can continue to move past modernism by learning from historic architectural styles. Looking into and researching several precedents including libraries with similar designs and functions. Postmodernism has had a significant impact on architecture and the way it shapes the urban environment. In contrast to the more rigid and functionalist approach of modernist architecture, postmodernism embraces diversity, complexity, and a sense of playfulness.

Amy White
Student name
Amy White
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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