#NTUDEGREESHOW Spotlight: Carla Newman

This week's Spotlight piece features BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design student Carla Newman.

Carla Newman, A Fragrance Story, BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design, 2019
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Carla Newman, A Fragrance Story, BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design, 2019

In the run-up to the Art and Design Degree Show, we will be sharing a series of student projects from across the 26 participating courses through #NTUDEGREESHOW Spotlights.

A Fragrance Story

A chance for users to become immersed within a conceptual fragrance journey, my project aims to disrupt the current perfume industry. Inspired by the make-up of a fragrance, the space theoretically follows the evaporation process of a perfume; the top note, heart note and base note.

Carla Newman, A Fragrance Story, BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design, 2019
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Carla Newman, A Fragrance Story, BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design, 2019

The sites uses range from harvesting, steam distilling, through to bottling the final product, providing users with the chance to learn about the artisan process and create a bespoke scent along the way of journeying throughout the site.

Fragrance releases toxins into our environment, causing air pollution and water contamination, and so the distillery aims to be sensitive towards sustainable elements as much as possible. The subtropical conservatory space provides an experiential destination for the user, but also – with the inclusion of a biomass boiler and the steam from the distil tanks – generates an energy source.

Carla Newman, A Fragrance Story, BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design, 2019
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Carla Newman, A Fragrance Story, BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design, 2019

Ash produced as a by-product of the biomass boiler is furthermore used to fertilise the soil on site for harvesting the botanical planting. Being located on the Nottingham canal, the design utilises the waterway for the carriage of goods and perfumes.

My project is beneficial to the public, as it offers them a bespoke service as perfume is so subjective to the individual – taking them on a journey to finding their perfect scent.

Carla Newman

Find out more about the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design here.

#NTUDEGREESHOW Spotlight: Carla Newman

Published on 24 May 2019
  • Subject area: Architecture and civil engineering
  • Category: Current students; School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

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