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 was born in Venice, Italy in 1960. Having studied Interior Design at Kingston University and completed his education at the Architectural Association, London with Professor John Frazer, he set 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, Bartlett, Universities in Cambridge, Bath, Cardiff and London Metropolitan. 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 widely applied in projects. 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.