NTU Architecture Subject Group


A library should be a place for distributing knowledge, as the aorta redistributes oxygenated blood. Within a library you can start to find links from book to book, creating a journey through the library. But also, in your brain as you start to connect the knowledge in your mind.

Within the library is a community kitchen which is at the heart of the building, playing on the kitchen being the ‘heart of the home’, and takes advantage of the allotments at the front of the library. The library sits in between the more affluent and the more deprived areas of Nottingham, allowing the library to be a mixing bowl of all backgrounds, creating further connections between neighbourhoods.

This allows knowledge to be shared from person to person and not just from book to person. As we move out of the ‘COVID world’ and into a more technologically focused world, the need to nurture human connections has never been greater.

Murray Leishman
Student name
Murray Leishman
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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