NTU Architecture Subject Group

The Film Factory

The brief task is bringing back the manufacturing to the urban area in the form of a micro-factory. This project is creating a facility that producing photographic film for the analogue camera using recycled timber and plastic.
As the film camera is seeing a revival in the photography world, the demand for the photographic film is slowly rising. In response for the new generation of photographers, this micro-factory is designed to celebrate the nostalgia of the film camera and supply environmentally friendly film roll. Designing to allow full circulation around the micro-factory for visitors, letting people interact and learn from the process behind the making of photographic film. There is a Darkroom to provide the needs for film development due to the shortage in the area.
The concept design will be revolving around the idea of photography which are Lighting and Framing. The composition of the building is designed to captures and frames the photogenic views on the site. The massing arrangement creating light and shadow effect while adapting to high and low light sensitivity for each facility. The spiral ramp in the centre courtyard design to connect the public and factory as it gradually move people to different levels for experiencing and capturing the design of the building.
Looking at the manufacturing process, recycled timber is used for the base layer of the film while the cylinder core and packaging are made from recycled plastic moulded on-site. The seasonal edition film roll is a feature for this micro-factory which the base layer will be made from recycling Christmas tree which could make the production stand out and attract environmentally friendly consumers.

Sousata Vanna
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Sousata Vanna
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.

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