The aim of this brief was to produce a dedicated space for an archivist to live and work. This archivist specialises in sewing machines, they are responsible for assessing, collecting, organising, maintaining and preserving these objects. The objective of the project was to learn about this object and design a space that surrounds it and allows the archivist to successfully do their job.
For this project, I wanted to focus on creating a fluid space and experience, aiming to connect my spaces both visually and physically. This fluid and continuous scheme comes from my research into the object. I wanted to follow the concept of connectivity, like within a sewing machine. Everything works together, with each aspect only working once before it has done its part. I wanted this concept to be reflected in my design throughout this project.
View from north-west of interior
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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