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The Trent-side House

The Trent-side House is a multi-purpose building that specialise in traditional and elegant weddings. This venue is like no other with its beautiful, curved glulam columns which create elegant centrepieces when the bride walks down the aisle. The layout of the Trent-side House creates an intimate and enclosed space for the wedding party to enjoy by the edge of the river.

The main design idea of this project was to create interesting spaces for the wedding party to enjoy on the special day. This was achieved through the use of the three different facade designs and the curved glulam structure which complimented to the facades.

The other design idea was to create a venue that meets the strict Passivhaus standards to reduce energy usage and the carbon footprint. This was achieved by eliminating thermal bridging and use of specialist systems like a mechanical ventilation with heat recovery. The choice of materials also played a significant role in reducing the carbon footprint of the project by re-using the existing bricks on site to using renewable and locally sourced timber for the structural frame. The building has a solar system on the roof to generate clean renewable energy.

Ryan Coe
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Ryan Coe
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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