NTU Architecture Subject Group

The Neo-Hansom Hall

Located in Leicester’s city centre area, known as the Hansom Hall site from Belvoir Street. The project aims to explore monumental and expressionist aspects of architecture into a contemporary proposal that promotes spaces of reasoning in politics within its design scheme. The monumental aspect of the project is an essential characteristic because it allows large buildings with a strong presence to stand out from the context while also becoming more engaging with their constituents.

Throughout the preliminary research stages of the chosen site area, it became apparent that Leicester is a city that seems to be overshadowed by the norms and regulations that the House of Lords enforces. Therefore as the method of allowing the Leicester Senate to be potential replacement for the House of Lords as well as becoming a more relevant and independent structure, the new parliament will also focus on becoming an imposing building of power that can find a close relationship between the educational side of the city and the proposed structure by empowering the weak and un-represented community members from Leicester while also allowing the basic political notions of clarity, freedom and truth to coexist within the debating space.

Eduardo Barros
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Eduardo Barros
MArch Architecture

MArch Architecture

The Master of Architecture (MArch) embraces the challenge of 21st Century architectural practice and focuses on educating architects with a global outlook through projects set in local, national, and international contexts.

Through “vertical studios” in each year of study, steered by leading practitioners and academics, we put current architectural thinking at the heart of the course. We locate architectural design centrally as an academic discipline through rigorous cross-disciplinary design research and complex methodological application. The course recognises the essential cross-cutting and cross-disciplinary nature of architecture, bringing together diverse disciplines aiming to create collaborative/group work as a means of developing design creativity within the realistic teamwork environment of practice. All projects will be developed considering sustainability, environmental, socio-economic and cultural aspects, rather than being studied and applied as discrete areas of teaching and learning.

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