Lecture Shajay Bhooshan | 17.05.2017, 17.00, koge

Architectural design methods and discourse, traditionally aligned more with the Social Sciences, has since the advent of computational design and production technologies, increasingly gravitated towards the natural and formal sciences. This brings an opportunity to also imbue the cumulative and collaborative practices common to these two sciences – a feature only weakly present in contemporary architectural practice and research, if at all. This presentation will highlight this and other aspects parametric design thinking(PDT), distilled from practise.
 
Shajay Bhooshan currently, heads the research activities of the Computation and Design (co|de) group at Zaha Hadid Architects, London and works as a studio master at the AA DRL Masters program. He completed his Masters Degree AA School of Architecture, London in 2006. His current responsibilities include developing design research and and maintaining computational platforms for the same at ZHA. He has taught and presented work at various events and institutions including Tensinet Istanbul '13, ICFF Bath ‘12 , Designers Gallery AU ’11, Design computation symposium AU ‘10 , simAUD ‘10 , Siggraph ‘08, Beyond Media Florence Frozen festival Amsterdam , Yale University , Universities of Applied Arts in Vienna, and Experimental Architecture in Innsbruck, and Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia. Previously whilst at Populous, he played an active role in the completion of the 02 Arena within the Millennium Dome, Greenwich London, as also in the development of various design proposals for the Oval cricket stadium, London. His Master’s thesis project, swarm city, was awarded the Royal Society of Arts (London) Head Trust award in 2006. His work has been published in various publications including simAUD 2011 proceedings , International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (ACM SIGGRAPH 2008 art gallery), RSA Design Directions 2005/06 competition winners publication and Journal of Indian Institute of Architects.