NTU Architecture Subject Group

Library as Digital Detox

Technology is changing the modern world, leaving it almost impossible for people to get through life without its use. Society can see this as a good thing, however, the negative impacts of technology on mental health, activeness, and loneliness are rarely considered or dealt with.

This design adopts the principle of providing a space where these issues can be explored and challenged, whilst used in conjunction with the library to provide the information for society to be able to cope with the demands of technology in their everyday life.

A strong connection with Japanese Buddhist architecture has been adopted, exploring how the five elements of earth, wind, fire, water, and void can be used as a process of detoxification and rehabilitation. The design fuses strong ordered geometry to provide stability and calmness, with a playful element of curves and slopes, forming an exciting element of the design.

Oscar Horwood
Student name
Oscar Horwood
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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