NTU Architecture Subject Group

School of Traditional Mortise and Tonen

This project is a school of traditional timber joint structure. To create a traditional craft school that can combine traditional and modern together, also hopes to bring an understanding of this kind of traditional structure to the neighbourhoods, not just the students in the school. The traditional timber joint structure is composed of two or more different wooded parts, like a community is formed by the gathering of people with different personalities or ages. At the same time, the whole building can also be used as a case for the students on campus to learn and reference. The traditional timber joint structure can make the building last longer and also more sustainable. And this is one of the most important reasons why I choose this traditional timber joint structure as the course in this project. Also, it is a way of thinking about the sustainability of the building while passing on traditional craft.
The traditional timber joint structure and the columns will sit into the cubes as a pavilion. It is also originates from traditional Chinese timber joint structures then undergoing a process of “modernization”.
I hope this project can help the students or community look back to what human have and what human do before, think about what architecture is and how architecture affect our life and our future.

Amy Li
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Amy Li
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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