NTU Architecture Subject Group

Crafts: Making in the City - Elevation

The concept of elevation creates an abstract perspective for any person, starting with something small, leading to something far more extensive and substantial. Exploring the local produce of sugarcane and sustainable materials leads to wider opportunities in vast markets, conceptualising a new prospect and giving back to the local economy. This project studies the impact of current coffee shops ‘throw away’ culture and outsourcing of produce to provide a service that harms more than it helps. The notion of growing on-site sugarcane, harvesting its sugar beet for locally grown sugar, manipulating its waste produce to create sustainable materials, and locally sourcing tea leaves. Cultivating these to produce tea for independent shops – is the aim of this project. With these ideas expanding, the right conditions had to be met – and the main factor influencing these ideas was sunlight. Sunlight is a vital part of growing, harvesting and maintaining on site vegetation. As a result, the concept of ‘elevation’ is incorporated into the project, shaping the make-up of the building, the placement of functions and the sunlight obtained. Through the advancement of the project, the aesthetic became an increasingly vital part of the design, with the requirement to create a connection with the public and serve its purpose as a micro-factory. This project demonstrates the benefit of local produce, the importance of a connection with the local economy, and the need for a sustainable push to continue enjoying the things we love.

Anmol Lall
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Anmol Lall
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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