The Latin for 'Woodland Home'. I wanted to create a live/work house that encompassed key points of my clients hobbies and interests. As writers, having creative offices and a library was key but also being interested in sustainable gardening and rewilding, I wanted to include this in the view and landscape.
I decided to take this further and incorporate it into the building design, having some sloped grass roofs and different levels to make it feel like it's part of the landscape. Using timber as my new structure also adds to this natural element and 'woodland home'.
As an occasional wheelchair user, I needed to ensure that everything was easily accessible. This meant; slopes not being too steep, widening existing doorways, plenty of turning circles, a lift and the majority being on the ground floor.
Interior Workspace/ Library
Exterior Trail Side
The MA Interior Architecture and Design is a multi-dimensional course which incorporates the understanding of interior, spatial and architectural design alongside an awareness of building structure.
The course is an intensive 53 week in length, and it is divided into three successive terms: Certificate, Diploma and Masters. The DIPLOMA SHOW is the conclusion of Term 2, launched in July 2021. At the end of Term 3 October 2021, the same students present their MASTERS SHOW before entering into industry or further studies.
The course has a very strong studio-based culture which is reflective of professional practice, with a combination of design and skills-based teaching and exploration with a strong focus on the spatial investigation, humancentric and holistic use of space.
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