By understanding the two businesses I was able to create new workshop activities which incorporated the two businesses together. The customer can attend and create their chosen products which are situated within the centre of the existing facade. It was important to consider bringing the outside within the space, due to the importance of natural sunlight.
It was crucial that the designers had their own space to create and design for the customers wedding dress. Situated on the second floor, this transparent area allows not just designers but customers, gain insight into this terrarium like area.
Picking key architectural elements from the businesses have influenced heavily on the design of the site. This geometric shape of the external facade is influenced by the shape of a church. Simplified, to have this offset structure.
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.