Ruin, situated on the banks of River amber of Ambergate, Derbyshire acts as a host building for the potential new intervention. The project focuses on using materials found around the site to reduce the amount of environmental footprint. Materials from the ruins are reused in the interiors, preserving the soul of the ruins.
The user for this project requires a combined home and workspace. The clients include a family of four, with two adults working as an astrophysicist and two kids of 3. She is a visually impaired Astrophysicist, who is losing her eyesight gradually. Therefore, time acts as a fourth dimension for this design.
Grid is used as a wayfinding tool. A 600mm x 600mm floor grid acts as a mental map for the client, which helps her navigate throughout the space. Grid is used as volume, circulation, light, vegetation, passage, and steps. Materials, textures, patterns, and light, both artificial and natural, are explored to give the user a relaxed experience around the site. The rammed earth wall continues in the interior, creating an atmosphere and ornamentation in the house. The existing ruin stone walls allow the essence of ruins in the interiors.
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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