The latest news from our course:
First year BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design students were asked to respond to a scenario which looks at the devastating effect of a natural disaster.
Students had to imagine how to deal with an unlikely earthquake in Bournemouth and were asked to respond to the situation with respect, sensitivity and expertise, keeping in mind the location and the culture of the area.
An out-of-this-world challenge…
Earlier this year, Eleven magazine announced is first international ideas and design competition: “MOONTOPIA”, an out of this world challenge looking at space architecture.
Katie Thomas studied both BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design and a Masters in Architecture: Spatial Practices at AUB. Last year she teamed up with AFC Bournemouth Footballer, Tyrone Mings, to start up KTM Design Studio.
She talks about how their Interior Design and Architecture company, which specialises in high-quality commercial and residential design, has developed over the past year.
AUB celebrated the 80th birthday of acclaimed English architect and Honorary Fellow of the University, Professor Sir Peter Cook RA, in its new multi award-winning Drawing Studio yesterday, designed by the Royal Academician himself.
The event, consisting of a lecture and drinks reception, honoured Professor Sir Peter Cook RA and his contribution to architecture and teaching throughout his career. The Drawing Studio at AUB is the first of its kind to have been built in the country for 100 years and is Professor Sir Peter Cook’s only building in the UK.
￼Earlier this year, students at AUB worked hard to recreate the original model of one of Berlin’s most iconic landmarks, following a commission from Lord Norman Foster.
￼Seven Second Year students on AUB’s BA (Hons) Modelmaking course were tasked by Lord Foster to build a replica of the original model of the Reichstag dome for The Norman Foster Foundation. The dome was designed by Lord Foster in 1993 to symbolise the reunification of Germany and the original ￼model was lost.
The AUBSU Thank You awards recognises those particular staff members who go above and beyond their roles at AUB.
Students had the opportunity to nominate staff as their chosen ‘thank you’, along with a reason why they deserve to win. This year we had over 60 nominations with 37 staff members being nominated.
First year BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design students have created a Cardboard City.
Katie Thomas graduated from BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design in 2014 and has now completed a Masters in Architecture: Spatial Practices. Katie has recently partnered with Tyrone Mings, an AFC Bournemouth Footballer.
“Having finished my studies at AUB in September, I have started an Interior Design and Architecture practice, KTM Design. I have always planned to start my own business, but towards the end of my MA course a local investor contacted me expressing an interest in starting an interior design and property development company together, so I jumped at the opportunity. The investor is AFC Bournemouth footballer Tyrone Mings, who also has a long-standing passion for property, and worked as a mortgage advisor before becoming a professional footballer.
Student Jane Lee tells us about the project:
The Orb project was developed by a range of professionals and academics, from varying backgrounds and disciplines. Its concept was conceived through practical engagements of prototypes and discussions. The scope and application of the project are still in active discussion, as new collaborations and interpretations assist in the future of Orb dialog and development.
The challenge: Making Poole a Dementia Friendly Community and Environment.
Students from BA (Hons) Modelmaking, BA (Hons) Architecture, BA (Hons) Interior Architecture, BA (Hons) Graphic Design and BA (Hons) Fashion are working in cross-course collaborative teams on a 24-hour design challenge.
Volkswagen have offered an endorsement of the final major project of Level 6 student Carl Williams, who designed a robotic home for a young woman suffering from tetra-amelia syndrome.
Carl said: ‘The aim of the project was to provide Independence for a severely disabled person, born without all of her limbs. Her name is Joanne O’Riordan. Using futuristic but realistic technologies, Joanne’s living space is transformed around her to allow her to function with complete independence.