NTU Architecture Subject Group

Monastery: Walkman - Prophecy

Our architectural design is inspired by the discovery of the Walkman, an ancient relic from the past. Through our research and exploration of this device, we discovered the power of music and its ability to connect people across time and space. We have designed a space that honors this connection and creates an environment where people can come together to worship, work, and create.
The centerpiece of our design is the Walkman Chapel, a space dedicated to spiritual reflection and meditation. We have carefully curated a collection of music from different cultures and traditions, which is played through a state-of-the-art sound system, creating an immersive and transformative experience.
Adjacent to the Chapel is the Research Center, where scientists and engineers work to uncover the secrets of the Walkman and develop new technologies inspired by its design. The space is designed to encourage collaboration and innovation, with open workspaces and private labs.
The Production Center, located on the other side of the Chapel, is where the Walkman and its accompanying tapes are produced. We have created a streamlined production process that combines traditional techniques with modern technology to ensure the highest quality product
Our design is a tribute to the power of music and its ability to inspire and connect people across generations. We hope that our space will be a place of worship, innovation, and creativity for generations to come.

Wentao Zhang
Student name
Wentao Zhang
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design


BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

Interior Architecture and Design at NTU has an incredibly long and rich history; with Interior Decoration taught at the first ever UK Art school, in the Waverley building during the 1950s.

Over the last 70 years, our programme has grown and adapted to meet the requirements of industry and social change, respond to trends, and deliver a degree which encourages students to look, think, critically appraise, and understand local and world issues amongst the principles of design.

We are a validated degree programme in which our students can join the Chartered Society of Designers, and we are members of the Interior Educators network. Our dedicated design studio in the Grade II* listed Arkwright building enables a studio culture which reflects professional practice, in a dynamic environment that challenges everyone to work collaboratively, share experiences and experiment with ideas.

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