NTU Architecture Subject Group


Introduces the concept of 'uncons' unintentional (unconscious) performance, which is the observation of a person or group interacting within a space.

Passive Space includes an interactive passive obscura, which is the entrance to the exhibition spaces. Visitors will enter the transition space and will experience the light and shadows within it. A slim slit within the obscura will have multiple slats installed in the opening, on the other side a lighting rig of multiple lights will shine through the opening. Creating multiple angles and overlays of light.

When in the obscura users will experience the movement and interaction of people on the other side of the area, their silhouettes will be projected into the space, creating new and different movements of shadow and lights every time someone steps in.

The obscura will showcase the opposite street from the space, when stepped inside to the area the viewer can experience the street as normal from two windows before walking through to the obscured view. Here, the viewer shall see the same street but flipped upside down and projected into the space, where they can experience and be connect with the street as it fills all around the room.

The space includes an exhibition area showcasing the photography of Nottingham, and the photos produced in the photography studio, which has a dark room for development. The space also includes a viewing platform in its heart, which has three openings that can experience the space of the whole installation from above. The openings overlook the exhibition space and a small opening to view the artists within the photography studio.

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Nathaniel Smith
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Nathaniel Smith
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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