When: Thursday, 21st of November, 18:30
Where: M416, Robin Evans Room, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS
In our culture, daylight and sunlight are intrinsically linked to our happiness and comfort.Gianni Botsford
Gianni will present projects that explore daylight and sunlight as a starting point of a project not only for the form, but also in the organisation of a number of private houses.
Gianni Botsford, was born in Venice, Italy. He originally studied Interior Design at Kingston University and worked for a number of practices in London from. He completed his education at the Architectural Association, London (94-96), with Professor John Frazer, before setting up Gianni Botsford Architects in 1996 which he continues to direct. He was appointed AA Research Fellow in 1997 and has taught at the AA, London Metropolitan University, and Cardiff University as well as being a visiting critic at the AA, Bartlett, Cambridge and Bath Universities. He is a recent member of the RIBA Awards Group and sits on the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Architecture Appraisal Panel. The recipient of numerous awards, including the Lubetkin Prize for Casa Ki-Ké in Costa Rica, he has also lectured in the UK, India, the USA, and Mexico on the work of the practice. His research work at the AA and subsequently with Arup into the optimisation and the control of natural light has been used throughout the projects the studio has built and developed. Built projects include Light House, House in a Garden, and The Layered Gallery in London, Casa Ki-Ké, Costa Rica, Palazzo di Riflessione, Venice and Pink Sand Pavilion and Tower in the Bahamas.
House in a Garden won the AZ Awards Best Single Family House 2019, and currently is long-listed for the RIBA House of the Year and shortlisted in the annual Architectural Review House Awards 2019.
For lecture details contact Will McLean