Architecture postgraduates attend Weaving Workshop

The MArch Architecture students recently took part in a Willow Weaving Workshop, based at Iona School's Outdoor shelter in Sneinton.

The MArch Architecture students recently took part in a Willow Weaving Workshop, based at Iona School's Outdoor shelter in Sneinton, Nottingham. The workshop event was supported by the Student Experience Fund and organised by the students' Architecture Lecturer, Alina Hughes.

Students on both years of the MArch learnt weaving techniques used for buildings and applied them on a very sunny day to develop prototypes for much-needed protection screens for the Shelter. A range of other experimental structures were explored and some students even completed a Willow Raindeer, in time for Iona School's seasonal celebrations!

The Shelter structure itself proved an inspiration to the students, having been built primarily by NTU Architecture Students in previous years, designed by their tutor, Alina, in her professional capacity as Director of 2hD Architects.

Alina told us: "The workshop was of particular interest and relevance to the students as it complemented the 'Textiles and Architecture' themed project they were undertaking at the time. It provided them with the chance to learn from hands-on experience as well as to design through making and directly in relation to the real-life structure. This invaluable perspective they then creatively brought back into their design projects approach."

Architecture postgraduates attend Weaving Workshop

Published on 4 February 2014
  • Category: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

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