City and Urban Environment

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Innovations in Architectural Social spaces

Architect in the Scottish courts which has has a long history of social improvement, informed me "architecture had the social impact removed from the professional training", where the social impact has long been my main area of interest, hence there where no courses at the time.

Olympia Exhibition Hall, 3D model from single photograph Circa 2000, 100% design exhibition, contemporary design's most important in United Kingdom.

Involved in three of the largest Architectural development projects in London for the past three decades, SEGAWorld at the Troccadiro Centre the largest new social attraction in London for the 1990's, the £9bn Battersea Power Station brownfield redevelopment 2006-2009 providing Skills training, Health and Safety and employment for local residence, adopted by Barking Riverside in 2015 Creating over 10,000 new homes. and was technical researcher for leading Chartered Surveyors in the City of London in the field Right for Light..and used to design Eco friendly homes light, heating and ventilation. and Innovator member Climate Resilience Demonstrator (CReDo)

The Science of Sunlight in Architectural Daylight Analysis. And triggers debate on Climate Change see Smart City Eco Friendly.

Modern and historic architecture

Modern Art steams from post WWI when returning soldiers could no longer cope with normal family life after experiencing the horrors of War and often ending up living on the streets, unable to paint pretty pictures, Expressionist movement expressed themselves through juxtaposition contrasting shapes and colours, creating a feeling of disorientation, to relate to the Artist experiences.

Example of Modern Architecture, Angles that Juxtapose and buildings Juxtaposition with historic buildings, creating visual distortion of space and light.

Architectural forensics: daylight analysis

Lead Researcher in daylight analysis for leading Chartered Surveyors in the field of party wall and Rights to Light and Daylight & Sunlight in the City of London with 200 years of experience, Validating Software used to analyze the impact proposed building developments have on their surroundings. i.e if a proposed new build impacts access to daylight, compensation can be sort through the courts, alterations to the design to minimize the impact or have taken down.

Received one to one training in Daylight and Sunlight analysis from the professor of Nuclear Physics at Oxford University, arranged by leading UK legal expert on Daylight and Sunlight BRE Building Research Establishment Guidelines. Right to Light/Daylight and sunlight is one of the most complex things, which we take for granted.

Access to Daylight Analysis Townhouse with Winter Garden ADF

i.e analyzing the proposed redevelopment of a medium sized single story, Residential Care home to a 6 story building and the impact this has on access to Daylight for the surrounding homes throughout the year, for architects to modify the design to lesson the impact on the neighbouring properties, and if disputes arise proof to reach a settlement in Court.

Daylight Analysis is the process of analysing real world physics properties light and heat values of daylight created by an Architectural structure or building using global location (GIS) Global information systems, this is used also in calculate the the Sun's Glare when planning Solar farms on flight pathways and landing approaches for Aircraft at Airports.

Developed an analysis process for the impact of solar glare reflecting off Architectural glass surfaces on line of sight of drivers at pedestrian road crossings etc. i.e low level light through the seasons blinding drivers view.

Example of Architectural Solar Glare, Holbon Central London

Reporting research directly to the leading UK Party Wall legal expert, I was two degrees of separation from the person that manages Masjid al-Haram also known as the Great Mosque of Mecca, and the custodians of the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Hindu Temple. which on the days of equinox the setting Sun passes through its windows.

note. Hajj 2023 being after the Covid pandemic was the highest attended, many worshipers where affected by the years extreme Heat, While Global temperatures become life threatening as the World warms beyond 1.5°C in 2023 the warmest year on records.

Innovator: National Digital Twin

Met scientist involved with The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago's Adopt a River Program in Dec 2019, asked to volunteer ideas to assist the water authority through the seven years of lower than expected annual rainfall, daily temperatures of 35°C, water rationing nationwide, ideas including collecting and simple water saving methods and education projects in schools. (the root cause being ailing infer-structure)

Newlyn Tidal Observatory, Calibrated and set Sea level height zero on Ordnance Survey maps. photo credit National geographic.

2023-2024 World's first year long breach of key 1.5C warming limit according to the EU's climate service.

National Digital Twin programme (NDTp) link, created by the Centre for Digital Britain at the University of Cambridge and housed at the Connected Places Catapult. improving resilience of vital infrastructure Water, Power and communications to the extremes of climate change. Auditing the network and Plan built in tolerance, servicing PM preventative maintenance, using PLM Product Lifecycle Management.

The importance of a introduction of a legal data sharing framework cannot be down played, with infrastructure i.e. Water, Power and Telecommunications, industry working together, having been the talent behind the projects with restrictive unfair practices 5 year £10m NDA Non Disclosure Agreement, “unable to discuss my work without breaking an NDA" police and press interest, steeling the office bins to discover what we where working on.

Building in Fault tolerance into vital infrastructure for i.e. rerouting power encase of a problem to avoid blackouts, Similar to EEC Error correction code memory which detect and correct errors.

Thames Barrier use and flood maps predictions of London

A free collaborative, data-sharing approach designed to improve resilience to climate change to infrastructure, supplying Hospitals, flood protection etc, Examining the impact of extreme weather on energy, water and telecom's networks, the Climate Resilience Demonstrator (CReDo) now adopted by 77 countries around the World. (see conservation)

Robotic 3D printing pavilion, Similar projects include humanitarian 3D printing using recycled concrete to build small Public Toilets to help avoid Typhoid and Cholera in flood waters in the Third World.

Industrial Robotic 3D printing ABB - small public structures G-code to RAPID code

Archeological Surveying

A 500-kilogram WWII un-exploded ordnance (UXBs) was discovered during preparation work for the extension work to London City Airport, across the Royal Docks from UEL University of East London. Since the Second World War the discovery of un-exploded bombs has a relatively regular occurrence in towns and cities across the UK and Europe.

London City Airport (left) across from East London Uni Library (right) at the Royal Docks, US team accommodation during London 2012 Olympics.

Identified the location on their newly developed 3D interactive archaeology CAD survey of the UK at the Hartree Centre created from planning records, and geography indicators developed to help protect archeology and help avoid unforeseen costly construction development delays.

Knowledge Dock technical workshops UEL University of East London, health and safety issues reporting to site safety manager and occupational health.

Lower birth rates reduced student numbers and coincidently less tuition fees, year on year redundancies reduced technical staff numbers. Drive for online short course certificates. Sharing technical Skills knowledge.

Fire Safety advice

Lived on a housing estate in East London named after a family who lost their lives in Islamophobic fire bomb attack, and after the tragic Grenfell Tower Block disaster in 2017, Invited Fire Service to carry out a home inspection of New build urban housing estate.

Created multiple copies of windows keys kept around the home, to clear smoke and easy exit in case of fire.. The Fire Chief said it was the smartest thing he had ever heard. (see Arch) Sadly during COVID in Trinidad a short distance away children passed away locked behind intruder protection unable to find the Burglar proof keys to escape.

Safety Advice: Staying somewhere and there appears to be only one exit find somewhere else, New build office block with car park below and what appears to be a single exit into car park.

Urban Regeneration: 10,800 new homes

Met the site Manager for BRL Barking Riverside Ltd's link (4th May 2017) as a Cultural Connector invited to the Barking Riverside development Project office, a joint venture between L&Q London leading housing association operating in the Greater London Area, Quadrant group, the Mayor of London. building 10,800 new homes on the largest brownfield development sites in Europe, encompassing 443 acres on the former site of Barking Power Station alongside 2km of south facing Thames river frontage.

Barking Riverside Ltd, 3D printed master-plan model (see Eng) SLA model 3D printed by Hobs3D in Startford East London, a short distance from the Building Crafts College.

Promoted the concept of providing local residents with skills training, Health and safety and employment on site as we delivered by Battersea Power Station, which L&Q adopted, working with local Job shops in the vicinity of schools and established training center in the local area, and met local employment services provider and discussed the delivery of the service.

Jan 2023 L&Q took ownership of the first 167 homes of which 115 units are socially rented homes.

Housing under construction, Fielders Crescent, Barking Riverside

As the principal researcher for the leading chartered surveyors in the City of London in the field for Right for Light, Members of the professional body the RICS Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors have the responsibility to identify possible money laundering activity.. new legal measures where introduced following the invasion of Ukraine to prove the true identity of purchaser’s and owners, to reduce money laundering which has inflated the property market.

Foster + Partners model making workshops

Invited to Foster + Partners model making workshops, (July 2013) Animation, 3D printing at Riverside on the Thames, a short distance from the RCA Royal College of Arts Battersea, received a Thanks from Partner, Head of model making who operated the Viper Si2 at the RCA Royal College of Art, RapidFormRCA Prototyping department. (see medi) Norman Foster, Pompidou Centre exhibition 2023 link

Riverside at Foster + Partners London

Blind Architecture graduate approached me to help him start 3D printing Architectural models for the visually impaired, companies focused on profit didn't giving him time of day, he was very appreciative of the free technical support I provided, he was ahead of his time in planning for disabilities, I didn't ask his ethnicity. if you think the concept is amusing its similar to the rest of you having a creative idea and commissioning work by a skilled professional, and call yourself a designer.

Urban Redevelopment on brownfield industrial site: Retail, New Homes and Job creation

Approached by the Head of Lambeth College while studying historic building conservation, to teach: run a satellite college in the grounds of Battersea Powerstation site link, and became member of the IfL Institute for Learning, teaching life long learners.

Battersea Powerstation, Lambeth College satellite training Centre in onsite Porto-cabins office, classrooms and workshop.

Ran satellite training college for Lambeth College onsite between 2006-2009 providing construction skills and CITB construction Industry Training Board CSCS Construction Skills Certification Scheme training, ensuring the workforce are appropriately skilled and qualified the CSCS card plays its part in improving standards and safety on UK construction sites, obtained Professional design management CSCS for Architectural design and safety planning. and trained on the Hoist lift in case of the need to evacuate site.

Health and Safety, professionally Qualified Person i.e. ensuring everyone working onsite is adequately skilled and can Identifying and use the different types of fire extinguishers, The correct PPE personal protective equipment is provided and worn at all times, electrical equipment is handles and stored correctly, and manual handling is carried out in a safe and proper manner.

Diagram Shows reduction in work related illnesses over 10 year period since the introduction of H&S measures. largest reduction was in Musculoskeletal disorders while there was an increase in stress related conditions.

Delivering Construction Skills training and employment to local residence a requirement on the re-developer of The largest brick built building in Europe, Grade II* listed decommissioned coal-fired Power Station, Originally designed in the 1930s by the UK's renowned architect, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the Project was visited by the Rt. Hon Gordan Brown FRSE the UK labour Prime Minister of the day.

One of central London’s largest new developments costing £9bn, 19 acres of public space on the south bank of the river Thames, Battersea Powerstation and Electric Boulevard shopping and leisure destination opened in Autumn 2022.

Battersea power station under construction, featured on Pink Floyd 1977 album Animals 2018 remix artwork, artwork featuring a flying Pig.

Public Amenities

Involved in Campaign for London public swimming pools, producing awards 2005 ceremony took place Carnerby street Grade II listed Marshall Street Leisure Centre and Spa opened in 1931.

Saving grade II listed Ladywell Baths built in 1886 from closure used as NHS Lewisham hospital swimming pool by out patients for exercise and physio during the prolonged planing and developed of the Glass Mill leisure centre 20min walk away. This triggered my interest in historic building conservation which I gained distinctions in all units. See protected Arch Heritage.

Urban Ecology Volunteer

Volunteered for a year with the trust for Urban Ecology, steward of the woodland space surveying birds and insects species and replanting native species in a sustainable woodland. the most thoroughly surveyed and recorded woodland in the Capital.

Maintaining urban Woodland spaces for the public to relax and enjoy tranquil Nature and escape the hectic Modern Metropolis, protecting Biodiversity and native species, in a pocket of the Great North Woods in South London. (see Wellbeing) next door to the NHS prosthetic limb centre.

Great North Wood the trust for urban ecology

SEGAWORLD: Trocadero centre, London

Modeled the Architectural Interior of Europe's first and the World’s largest indoor theme park, SEGA's flagship venue in Europe and the first SEGA theme park outside of Japan. £45m refit of the Trocadero centre in London's Piccadilly circus, equivalent to £92m in today's money, over 7 floors with 400+ arcade machines and 25 major attractions, the Largest visitor attraction built in London that decade, It's estimated at it's height it received 4 million annual visitors.

SEGAWorld Article - CVG Computer + Video Games Magazine UK - Issue 175 June 1996

One of the first commercial Architectural 3D CAD fly through outside of IBM's Labs, SEGA Europe’s indoor VR Virtual Reality theme-park, the Trocadero centre in London's Piccadilly circus, operated as a joint-venture between Chorion, the owners of the Trocadero and SEGA. Design pitch to RTKL clients SEGA produced by myself and Bosnian award winning architect / animator Darko Predanic. The studio was ArtiWisdom, 41 Windmill Street. off Charlotte St London West1.

SEGAWORLD London token, the theme park's attraction was its selection of 400+ coin-operated arcade machines.

The interior was produced on Intel 386mhz upgraded to a 486mhz processor with 8mb ram using 3D Studio in DOS the predecessor to today's Autodesk 3DS Max, which started out as a modelling and visualization tool to work along side AEC Architectural, Engineering and Construction software tool AutoCAD, and has gone on to be used in Animation and Gaming industries for visualisations and develop the majority of PC and Console games.

Rendered animation for RTKL's presentation to SEGA

While illuminating the scene was visited by the computer scientist who developed Blinn Phong renderer which photo-realistic Real-Time Ray Tracing simulations utilise with modern GPU's. the lighting professionals that where brought in, gave me a piece of black card with a dozen coloured crayons lines on for the lighting design. see daylight analysis.

Early Render SegaWorld, Trocadero Centre for Architects RTKL side projection 

International Journal Social Spaces Vol I containing SEGAWorld Trocadero Centre, available @ London's hub for the built environment, The Building Centre, Architecture, Engineering and Construction AEC, Specialist bookshop.

SEGAWORLD for architects RTKL Associates Inc, and part of SEGA Amusements group ltd Corporate Video link

SEGAWorld opened its doors in Sept 1996 when the contract ended in Sept 1999 as SEGA struggled financially with attendance and piracy with its Dreamcast console the interior transferred to the popular Funland amusement arcade and continued to operate until May 2011, after it was associated in the Media with the increase of young gangs Triad and other ethnicity organized drugs and violence.

International architectural journal Social Spaces Vol I containing The SEGAWorld Trocadiro Centre.

Today part of the Grade II listed building has planning consent for a Islamic community centre on the ground floor and the Troccadiro centre cinema is being turned into a long sort after Mosque for central London, I’m sure the correct due diligence was carried out, and I personally feel honoured that’s something I worked on is being turned into a place of worship for the Muslim community.

"While the Centre will provide an area for prayer, it is also anticipated that this development will nurture much needed interfaith dialogue," the Aziz Foundation said.