NTU Architecture Subject Group

Records of Restoration

Records of Restoration is a project based in Manchester’s Northern Quarter which will house an archive for prosthetic limbs. Prosthetics are necessary objects whose complexity is often overlooked. The prosthetics featured in this archive highlights the evolution of this once very standardized object, and shows how technological advancement has made it possible for users to explore their individuality thereby empowering them and boosting their self-confidence.

This reimagined space, also aims at targeting societal stigmas by emphasizing the fact that prosthetics should not be made to blend in, but rather, stand out and celebrate that fact that each is different.

The building’s key spaces allow the past to be studied in order to inform the present and future of prostheses. This will aid in the continued development of prosthetic limbs in an attempt to ensure that users, regardless of who they are or what they look like, are able to access prosthetics which are an extension of who they are rather than an artificial attachment.

Samantha Maharaj
Student name
Samantha Maharaj
Course
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design
Contact
LinkedIn
@samantha-maharaj868
View from the archivist’s private workspace overlooking certain parts of the building

View from the archivist’s private workspace overlooking certain parts of the building

Archive 02 (modern objects archive) located on the first floor

Archive 02 (modern objects archive) located on the first floor

Archive 01 (traditional object archive) on the basement level & external visual of the rear extension

Archive 01 (traditional object archive) on the basement level & external visual of the rear extension

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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