NTU Architecture Subject Group

The Library Of Craft

According to Alberto Manguel, “Knowledge lies not in the accumulation of texts or information, but in the experience rescued from the page and transformed again into experience”. According to this philosophy, I have designed a library of craft that places experience at the highest level of teaching.

I have designed a geometrical grid informed by the forces acting upon the site of the Green’s Windmill of Nottingham at various scales. This grid informed the layout of my buildings and the internal spaces throughout.

Following my concepts of subtracted forms, connections, and warped reflections, as well as my research into various literature and precedents, I have set out my buildings according to a hierarchy related to the tailored functions housed within.

A network of lanterns create a glowing park at ground level, draws daylight down into the underground buildings, crafting an awe-inspiring atmosphere for all those who visit the site and the library of craft.

Luke Groom
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Luke Groom
BArch Architecture

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BArch Architecture

The BArch (Hons) in Architecture course is focused on the creative and practical development of architectural design, investigated in a studio environment through a series of carefully considered practical and theoretical projects in a variety of spatial, social, cultural and topographical situations.

The purpose of the course is to align architectural concepts, thinking, techniques and values with current architectural thought and practice. It involves strategic thinking and creative imagination; problem-solving and research tasks; attention to detail and tectonic resolution; traditional and digital forms of representation; and public presentations and reviews. This course addresses the challenges of designing for diverse communities and cultures and develops Part 1 graduates with creative vision, practical skills and an ethical position in respect of the role of the architect in a globalised world.

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