Prof Raphaël Compagnon from the Ecole d’ingénieurs et d’architectes de Fribourg (EIF) University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland (HES-SO) will be visiting the Kent School of Architecture to work with Prof. Marialena Nikolopoulou, Director of the Centre for Architecture and Sustainable Environment (CASE) and Christina Chatzipoulka, PhD student on 18th – 25th May 2014.
Prof. Compagnon is an internationally recognised expert on lighting and solar modelling of urban environments. The collaboration with Kent will focus on the analysis of solar penetration in different urban textures in central London, an essential parameter for assessing the environmental performance of urban blocks. During the visit Prof. Compagnon will provide his bespoke simulation tool PPF, which enables the solar analysis of urban models, with intensive training for the purpose of the project.
The visiting expert will also give a research seminar for post-graduate students and staff and will be involved in further meetings with members of the Kent School of Architecture, the Digital Humanities Group and the University.
The visit is funded by the Kent Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities (KIASH) and the Kent School of Architecture.