NTU Architecture Subject Group

A Library as a Fragmented Sanctuary

A Library as a Fragmented Sanctuary explores the concept of creating places of sanctuary within a fragmented building, reflecting the thoughts and feelings of those who visit, challenging the perception of a traditional library.

The proposed scheme is a multi-purpose space providing a forum not just for the community but a refuge for those who are victims of domestic and sexual violence. Incorporating this element into a community building will increase accessibility.

The design evokes feelings of safety and security by being embraced by the buildings and the surrounding environment. The fundamentals of this project are based on the statistics that highlight the high levels of domestic and sexual violence.

A Library as Fragmented Sanctuary acts as a knowledge centre that is both conducive and inspiring to the occupants, providing opportunities to learn and engage whilst empowering and healing the mind and body.

Karenza Bone
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Karenza Bone
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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