NTU Architecture Subject Group

The Thinking Path

The Thinking Path is anchored by the concept of exercising your mind and body daily along the 'thinking path' which takes visitors on a journey through nature from amongst the trees around the pavilion all the way to the planting rooftop on top of the research centre, offering views of the entire site. The design reacts to the problems of modern, unbalanced, super-processed diets by providing a centre for research and education into producing nutritious, sustainable, balanced diets. Alongside this, the scheme features a library and courtyard for reading, thinking and observing as well as a wellness centre encouraging a balanced lifestyle for employees and visitors to escape the stresses of everyday modern life

Nicky Dawson
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Nicky Dawson
BArch Architecture

The Thinking Path

Influenced by Charles Darwin’s ‘thinking path’ the scheme is arranged as a continuous walking route designed for exercising both mind and body. This takes researchers and visitors on a journey through the site where they can rest, work, read, learn, think, and observe whilst being connected to each other and nature. The design reacts to the problems of modern, unbalanced diets by providing a centre for research, collaboration, and education into producing sustainable, nutritious diets whilst encouraging a balanced lifestyle with a wellness building designed for escaping the stresses of everyday modern life.

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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