NTU Architecture Subject Group

The Inked Resistance

Set in 2523, a monastery dedicated to the worship of a tattoo gun provides a place of refuge for fugitives of a corrupt government that suppresses creative expression and controls the thoughts of its citizens. Certain that the tattoos obtained from their revered tattoo gun will provide them with powers of strength and protection which will aid them in their fight to overthrow the government; the daily workings of the monastery are centred around the production of ink to facilitate the sacred tattooing process.

Set amongst three ruinous mill buildings in Lumsdale Valley, Derbyshire, I aimed to retain all of the existing walls, allowing the configuration of the mills to dictate the arrangement of the monastery. The new, angular structures and interventions juxtapose with the existing crumbling stone without overwhelming it.

Neve Lauren Rutter
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Neve Lauren Rutter
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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