NTU Architecture Subject Group

Arietta:

The piano has historically been depicted as an ornament placed predominately in wealthier households. Whilst pianos are becoming increasingly more available throughout all classes. This classist stigma remains due to the elegance of the instrument. This availability has created an ornament vs instrument relationship. The re-design of Mackie Mayor acts as a vehicle to combine the ornamentation with the instrument, presenting the social side of the piano whilst also preserving the elegant characteristics the piano is known for. Visitors are immersed in the social presence of being a piano player, whilst also being able to experience the elegance of the instrument, removing this ‘ornament vs instrument’ stigma. Visitors will leave the space with a new relationship and changed mindset with the piano.

Lauren Alvey
Student name
Lauren Alvey
Course
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design
Contact
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@lauren-alvey-6722a51b0
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BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

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.

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