The site is located in Ambergate, Derbyshire, at the foot of the Shining Cliffs Forest, about 15 minutes walk from Derbyshire's Ambergate railway station.
The site was originally a dilapidated workers' cottage, possibly associated with a former wire-making factory to the north of the site. Due to a fire, part of the original building was destroyed and the building is now owned by a couple, both of whom are home-based writers, one of whom is wheelchair-bound, and both of whom produce and record their own music as a hobby, so the design of the house needed to be accessible and comfortable. The overall concept of the house is to make the whole space comfortable, using bright colours in the furniture and some of the walls to inspire the owners.
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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