NTU Architecture Subject Group

Victoria Craft Quarter

My project is a mixed used project that incorporates good quality housing that is both sustainable, socio-culturally, and environmentally friendly. I have designed a mixed-use urban living environment that embraces diversity, community living and social interaction whilst also amplifying residents lived experience by supplying shared courtyards and living spaces which champion the spirit of the collective. The most integral part of the scheme was to design a new civic space which was in keeping with the local context of Nottingham.
My civic building celebrates Nottingham’s lace making history. The design includes workshops centred around three hand crafting themes: Metal, ceramic and timber work. The building is placed at the heart of the masterplan to create a central hub for the community of Nottingham. The scheme has retail opportunities for students of the craft school in order to create business opportunities for the community. Since the project is so deeply rooted in community, there are ample spaces to socialise and relax with friends both inside the building and outside along the picturesque waterfront of the river Trent.

Phoebe Briggs
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Phoebe Briggs
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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