Here are some of the references mentioned today:
Nice drawing technique and details for Dale/ Cris and anyone else who wants to look at them: OMMX: http://www.officemmx.com/St-Loo
Janie – interesting re-use competition for relocating The Museum of London in West Smithfield Market: https://www.facebook.com/museumoflondon/videos/vb.27560776046/10153787710181047/?type=2&theater] and https://www.facebook.com/museumoflondon/videos/10153798333066047/
Coincidentally there’s a good exhibition on crime at the Museum of London until April.
Dave – Look at House VI by Eisenman: http://www.frankhousevi.com/ which was famously meant to be a “record of design process,” where the structure that results is the methodical manipulation of a grid. Consequently, the use of the building was intentionally ignored – not fought against – that’s what you need to do with your tower. Also look at the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2014: http://bungalowgermania.de/en/exhibition and also this lecture the curator Alex Lehnerer gave at the AA: http://www.aaschool.ac.uk//VIDEO/lecture.php?ID=2750 Here’s an example of one of the weird intersections in plan when they are overlaid: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/f1/32/a2/f132a2fb7fc2404c34083c48ca927f13.jpg and the plans overlaid when you hold it up to the light: http://static3.architectforum.hu/files2012/n00/02/65/57/body/borito.jpg (could be a great portfolio/ presentation technique)
A good example of collages for Maggie: Madeleine Kessler’s Diploma Project – not sure if you can tell from these images but they’re all collages built up in 2d layers so they are almost 3d with interesting textures and materiality: http://pr2013.aaschool.ac.uk/DIP-09/Madeleine-Kessler
Also she and I taught a summer school together and we made this stop motion video as our introduction: we did some quick layered collages to illustrate the ideas which also might help: https://vimeo.com/100200722
Jaycee – This is the Petra Blaisse curtain installation at the Venice Biennale: https://vimeo.com/62580631
and those Dogma drawings that I think yours could be similar to in their detail: http://www.dogma.name/slideshow.html (funnily enough, the first sequence of drawings and images in the slideshow all relate to live/ work spaces)
Inez – Interesting work by ANA REWAKOWICZ who makes inflatable architectures at the body scale: http://rewana.com/inflatables-installations-performances.html, and this article that one of my former students sent me is an interesting history and predicted future of the blimp or airship: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/02/29/a-new-generation-of-airships-is-born – since you were interested in Google’s Project Loon, I thought I’d share.
Elyssa – floating Google Data Centre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYNwIfCb440 – good precedent for you with some interesting stats on energy and data centres. Great data centre interior shots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpGHYEgmpxA and for light relief a weird TV show called Wall Street Warriors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyCwD2zGIls&list=PLEOpgnSH_junu_AvCQzF0osh6Jt1chclX
Catherine – Adam Davis lecture video/ Las Vegas project – start watching from 8:32:50 for the full lecture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6y095PCjcQ but its basically this kinetic chandelier that could be interesting to think about how your cloud could perform and be occupied.