Architecture Open Lecture Series

Gianni Botsford - Local Adaptation

  • 17.00 - 17.45
  • 13 Mar 2019
Gianni Botsford - Local Adaptation

Gianni Botsford
Local Adaptation


In our culture, daylight and sunlight are intrinsically linked to our happiness and comfort. Gianni will present projects that explore daylight and sunlight as a starting point of a project not only for the form, but also organisation of a number of private houses.


Gianni Botsford, Director & Head of Design, was born in Venice, Italy in 1960. He originally studied Interior Design at Kingston University (84-86) and worked for a number of practices in London from 86-94. 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.

Images: Copyright Edmund Sumner.