NTU Architecture Subject Group

The Crafted Nature

Located in a peaceful residential area near Nottingham’s city centre, the Windmill site offers a wide natural peaceful environment. The civic building called “the Crafted Nature” is an art Centre aimed for humans to disconnect from daily life and reconnect with their deepest essence.

The main idea behind the design is to immerse in Nature (Universe) in all aspects:
- Architecture/Nature immersion
- Human/Nature immersion
- Human/Architecture/ Nature immersion.

Yousra Tiar
Student name
Yousra Tiar
BArch Architecture

Immersion with Nature in three aspects

There are three immersions: • Architecture/Nature: The building is in symbiosis with its surroundings. It embraces the natural features of the site: topography and vegetation. • Human/Nature: The building function involves Art, and Art involves something higher than our world. Therefore, through the creative activities, people merge with the higher Nature. • Human/Architecture/ Nature: There is an attempt of crafting a deepest manifestation of Nature respecting its mathematical universal law. Same proportions connect Humans, Nature and the Building together. The project’s name is “The Crafted Nature” because it merges from the ground. The windmill site ground is crafted, shaped, and designed respecting the site's natural features, views, and universal law of Nature.

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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