NTU Architecture Subject Group

Art Gallery

Reimaging of spaces of large-scale historical buildings, with great architectural significance, left unused after the economic decline in Nottingham, have become necessary as they have become as dead pockets in an urban fabric. Hence, the Midlands Bank along the Victoria Street in the city centre has been chosen as a site. This building, which was previously occupied by an UK fashion brand, The French Connection, remains empty now after the store moved out.

Victoria street is a commercial hub for diverse high-brand stores, this attracts numerous customers that may be looking for art consumption. Therefore, proposing a commercial space such as a Gallery for Artisans, will provide a platform for local artists to display their work while reaching out to new audiences due to the ideal location of the space.

The proposal has been designed with the consciousness of the historical elements of the existing structure, this to cause a minimal defilement to the historical building. The overlaying of the proposed temporary modern timber structure over the existing historical building, will captivate more audience to the space.

Shramatha Konaje Mahesh
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Shramatha Konaje Mahesh
MA Interior Architecture and Design

MA Interior Architecture and Design

The MA Interior Architecture and Design is a multi-dimensional course which incorporates the understanding of interior, spatial and architectural design alongside an awareness of building structure.

The course is an intensive 53 week in length, and it is divided into three successive terms: Certificate, Diploma and Masters. The DIPLOMA SHOW is the conclusion of Term 2, launched in July 2021. At the end of Term 3 October 2021, the same students present their MASTERS SHOW before entering into industry or further studies.

The course has a very strong studio-based culture which is reflective of professional practice, with a combination of design and skills-based teaching and exploration with a strong focus on the spatial investigation, humancentric and holistic use of space.

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