Upgrading the design typology of smart sustainable vertical urban Social spaces in Hyper density city (London) (Observing people behavior in the sky- The form and use of smart sustainable vertical social spaces)
The project aims to study human behavior in vertical social spaces (Sky courts, patios, courtyards, sky parks, pedway and roof) in the UK (London). The interaction between public life and vertical social spaces to manage the best factors affecting thermal comfort, motivate social public interaction, and identify the best places for seating areas and vegetation.
On the urban scale the project aims to improve the pedestrian network on both the existing ground level, vertical streets and vertical public amenities. The project will analyze the potentials to create vertical mixed-use streets and study its impact on existing horizontal streets.
The research will focus on studying the qualitative analysis of vertical public realm in London. The open social public spaces as (Sky courts, patios, courtyards, and sky parks) that are disconnected from the ground create a new type of architectural qualities. These in-between spaces, between interior and exterior, can be really inhabited by the inhabitants/users of the building.
The project will study and communicate the essential requirement for well-designed sustainable public spaces in vertical hybrids and high-rise structures. The research will explore the design of integrating the Ground plan, Mid-level and Rooftop urban public spaces in the city and how vertical public realm could affect the form of the building to achieve sustainable dense living. The research will analyze how these spaces work and how successfully they could foster social interaction using observation and post occupancy analysis.