For her first year of Masters of Architecture at University of Westminster, Nouha has designed her exciting project 'LACUNA Fashion Island'. The project is a response to the London housing crisis and seeks to showcase the potential of new London neighbourhoods as innovative, affordable and inclusive in a series of diverse island clusters along the Thames River. LACUNA is the London island where fashion design is a way of self-expression and experimentation with aesthetics and
Architecture adds to happiness through engaging our senses and responding to diversity of needs and expressions as well as creating a stronger connection with the local context and heritage cultivating a sense of belonging and identity. Its power in stimulating a sense of continuity is very important for well-being and can be a conscious tool in designing our surroundings.
Roudaina was happy to be invited again by University of Westminster, Architecture Department as a guest critic for the final review of master students' projects designing "Islands on the River Thames". It was a great pleasure to see that the students have made a great progress on their projects, and the outcomes seem promising. Through the projects the students seek to answer the shortage of the housing market in London and to showcase the potential of London neighbourhoods a