Foundation offers support to ‘Dwellscape’ PhD student

Nicholas Thomas Lee

The Ove Arup Foundation has announced its annual academic award for a student either Danish or British studying in Denmark/UK.

The award for 2016-17 goes to PhD student Nicholas Thomas Lee, who will be working on his PhD thesis ‘Dwellscape: The contemporary dwelling interior as a continuation of architectonic space’ at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.

The aim of his PhD project is to undertake both a theoretical and practical discourse on how we can re-imagine the contemporary dwelling interior.

Lee says: “The domestic interior has great significance given its universality and intimate relationship with its inhabitants. Despite this, the critical debate within the profession is often focused on the exterior architectural expression and rational construction systems neglecting any discourse on the phenomenological qualities of our interior built environment.”

Lee’s teaching plan for the project includes the organisation of seminars and workshops in Copenhagen involving academics and professionals from the UK as well as the other Nordic countries with the aim of establishing greater dialogue and cultural exchange between the different countries at an academic level.

He adds: “Through my PhD I continue to be committed to the development of professional and academic connections between Denmark and the UK.”