Architecture

Wabi-Sabi From A Design Perspective

Written by NDA student, Anabia Hassan   The basic essence of ‘Wabi-Sabi’ as an ideal/philosophy is; the beauty in the imperfect, incomplete and impermanent. As Andrew Juniper very rightly pointed out that “all beauty lies in the sphere of perception”. This, of course, serves as the perfect antithesis of our classical Western notion of beauty as something perfect, enduring,…

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Kew Botanical Gardens

View our Kew Botanical Gardens Pinterest board here! Written by NDA tutor Amy Payler-Carpenter Here at the National Design Academy, we are gearing up to our very first In-Studio Garden Design Diploma. To get us in the mood for this exciting new venture we have turned our attention to some of the most prestigious gardens…

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Design for Religious Spaces

Written by NDA tutor Amy Payler-Carpenter Architecture and Interior Design can evoke feelings of calm and solace within its occupants, sometimes this is due to a personal connection to a place, and other times this is the intent of the designer or architect. Religious spaces are created with spiritual purpose and intent, this allows the…

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BIID Conference 2018: Inside Knowledge

Written by NDA tutor, Stephen Matthewman-Knowles On Thursday, 8th November, I attended the annual BIID Conference, Inside Knowledge. This year’s focus was about success in business. As usual, there was an illustrious line up of influential leaders for the industry. For those who are unfamiliar with BIID, it is the recognised professional body within the…

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Victorian Extensions

Written by NDA tutor Stephen Matthewman-Knowles Many experts will tell you that Victorian properties will never go out of fashion and given there are so many of them within Britain, one would tend to agree. Not only is it due to our ongoing fascination with the period, but as much to do with their high ceilings,…

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