NTU Architecture Subject Group


A retreat within the city centre aimed to assist members of the public at transitional points in their life. The public can find safety and calmness away from the city within the enclosed courtyards whilst maintaining the feeling of connectedness that a city provides. The library provides a peaceful setting to learn whilst the market and refectory create a lively community.

Within this community atmosphere, the supported living assists its residents in their journey to recovery in an uplifting environment. The monastery and monastic retreat produce a sense of safety and calmness around the site creating an ideal hub for local communities and interactions between the public.

The architectural idea of betweenness is considered and incorporated into this scheme, creating a liminal space in function and form.

Mike Lynch
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Mike Lynch
BArch Architecture
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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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