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  • Spatial Design Paradigm

    Spatial Design first year students are currently working on a the ‘Paradigm’ project, which explores the architectural philosophies, principles and contexts of a number of iconic houses from around the world. The houses include The Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier, Tugendhat House by Mies van der Rohe, Eames House by Charles and Ray Eames, Schminke…

  • Spatial Design – to Modernity and Beyond….

    Spatial Design second years recently went on a field trip to London, visiting both The Royal Festival Hall and The National Theatre, this was organized to support the ‘Making Performance’ design project, which requires the students to design a ‘set’ for live performance. With specially organized tours round both buildings, the tours included back of…

  • Spatial Design Snapshot

    Spatial Design Students across all three year groups are constantly producing amazing – creative – expressive – challenging – surprising – beautiful – inspiring pieces of work, here is a random selection of some of that work for you! This page is regularly updated, so do please come back for another look! Tutor: Dawn Hesketh-Joslin

  • Branding Environments

    Third Year Spatial Design Students begin their academic year with a project aimed to get them ready for their Final Major Project. This ‘taster’ project is ‘Retail Branded Environments’. The students are given a real life site to visit, survey, analyse and draw-up. The resulting site drawings produced by the students, are then used as…

  • Ideas For Student Living

    Spatial Design second years have recently completed a design project where they were asked to research, develop and design student accommodation. The design requires accommodation for two separate dwellings, to include a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, study space, entertaining space and storage. The accommodation had to fit within a constrained space of 4x4x4 metres, with access…

  • SPATIALmovie SPATIALmodel SPATIALvisual

    Second Year Spatial Design Students have just completed a project where they are challenged to take a journey of exploration. The project firstly requires the students to work in groups, to view and form an analysis of the narrative and visual content of an ‘iconic movie’ such as ‘Delicattessen, Romeo + Juliet or The Third Man. …

  • A Retail Safari!

    Year One Spatial Design students kicked off a project on retail design, by being taken on a ‘retail safari’ in Central London. Starting at Waterstones flagship Store in Piccadilly, with a tour by the store manager, the students were given an insight into the history of the building and its grade II listed interior, they…

  • Animation Graduate Job Successes

    The BA (Hons) Animation course is proud to announce the successes of its 2010 graduates Natalie Henry and Susan Stone. Natalie Henry started work at Passion Pictures this year.  The company is one of Europe’s leading independent animation production houses. Passion Pictures won this year’s Oscar Award of Best Animated Short for ‘The Lost Thing’, and makes…

  • Kiosk in the Mall

    First year spatial design students have recently finished their ‘Kiosk in the Mall’ project. The students were asked to research and map the users of The Mall in Luton, using the evidence gained, they then developed and designed a retail kiosk for a specific user group, set within a constrained space of 4x4x4 metres. This is…

  • Iraq: Amna Suraka – Exhibition by staff member Ben Hodson

    Iraq: Amna Suraka – Exhibition by staff member Ben Hodson Luton based artist and photographer Ben Hodson has brought together an emotive show at the UCMK Gallery in Milton Keynes throughout March 2011.  The University of Bedfordshire student is exhibiting Iraq: Amna Suraka, which is a collection of work he created whilst on a recent…