The Farmhouse Cafe - An open plan cafe space on the ground floor to feed and create work opportunities for the homeless, and sell fresh produce to the public. Linked to the vertical farm through a shuttered view that encourages further spatial exploration.
Exterior Building - A look at the proposed exterior to display my use of paint and branding to show the different entrances into The Vertical Farmhouse to give users and each facility their own space. Blurring the interior and exterior environment through an indoor/ outdoor seating area and full length windows that allow for expansive views.
The Charity Shop - To help raise money, create work opportunities and collect free clothes in the form of a clothes bank for the homeless users of the building.
Interior Architecture and Design at NTU has an incredibly long and rich history; with Interior Decoration taught at the first ever UK Art school, in the Waverley building during the 1950s.
Over the last 70 years, our programme has grown and adapted to meet the requirements of industry and social change, respond to trends, and deliver a degree which encourages students to look, think, critically appraise, and understand local and world issues amongst the principles of design.
We are a validated degree programme in which our students can join the Chartered Society of Designers, and we are members of the Interior Educators network. Our dedicated design studio in the Grade II* listed Arkwright building enables a studio culture which reflects professional practice, in a dynamic environment that challenges everyone to work collaboratively, share experiences and experiment with ideas.