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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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Women of the Bauhaus
Written by NDA tutor Amy Payler-Carpenter Wassily Kandinsky, Yellow Red Blue, 1925 Marcel Breuer, Club Chair, 1927-28   If you think about the Bauhaus, you probably think of some of their most famous professors and students, the likes of Wassily Kandinsky or Marcel Breuer. However, whilst celebrating 100 years since the founding of this famous…
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Coworking Spaces
Written by NDA tutor Amy Payler-Carpenter With flexible working becoming more and more preferred particularly among Millennials striving for a better work-life balance, it is projected that by 2020, 40% of the UK workforce will be self-employed. This has led to concerns that isolation and loneliness will also increase, so what can we, as designers,…
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100 Years of Bauhaus
Written by NDA senior tutor, Vicky McClymont As a design school, we at the NDA are all too aware of the impact and legacy we can impart on our students and on the next generation of designers. However, there is no design school that has had such a great impact and left its mark more so…
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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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