NTU Architecture Subject Group

Cykel Fabrik

In post-industrial cities, urban fragmentation can cause disconnection among residents despite macro-level connectivity. "Urban acupuncture" addresses this by using mild interventions in the urban fabric to turn socio-spatial dynamics around. Designing architectural spaces that stimulate different senses can provide an enjoyable experience. One example is Cykel Fabrik, which offers the lost experience of bicycle craftsmanship.
Located near Nottingham's centre, it occupies an undervalued space by the Nottingham & Beeston canal, creating a new social hub. The centre provides workshops and events focused on bicycle design and manufacturing, promoting the city's history of craftsmanship and encouraging people to develop new skills and lasting connections, revitalising the area, and addressing disconnection in urban areas.

Priyanka Depala
Student name
Priyanka Depala
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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