NTU Architecture Subject Group

The Theatre Of Discovery

The narrative of my project draws from my theme of discovery, which was at the core of my pavilion design, and combines it with the focus of my architectural research project – the articulation of the facade with the presence of absence. From these two bases, I have created the theme of discovery of presence within a journey of absence.

For a person to experience discovery, their environment must contrast their expectations in a significant way. The challenge to the designer of the space is to create an experience with an element that forces the audience to question their interaction with their environment. I feel I can achieve this challenge with the use of absence within my design that contrasts with the presence of human inhabitation.

For me this combination will relate to the creation of a journey and the elongation of the transition from the exterior to a harmonious and delightful interior event space. I aim to represent this within a facade that will use voids to express an absence but will also allow for the inhabitation of the facade, creating a juxtaposition in the presence of human life.

Max Lister
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Max Lister
BArch Architecture

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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