18 February 2016: Joana Goncalves, from Brazil visited the studio for the presentation of the Context, Culture and Climate analysis stage, but three large groups. Each group looked at both Blackfriars and Shoreditch, and also offered some outline volumetric proposals along with their analysis. Next week, they break into small working groups.
At the middle of the day, Joana offered a public lecture to the whole school, based on her seminal book on the Environmental Design of Tall Buildings.
Here, she is discussing the matter of density, and different urban forms to achieve density.
Issues of light at the ground plane
Floor plate depth, outriggers
Commentary on the GSW Building, Berlin
Comparison of the Commerzbank, Frankfurt; GSW, Berlin; the Gherkin, London
Criteria for analysis