zaha hadid architects
Podcast

Computational Design and Digital Fabrication

In this podcast interview with Shajay Bhooshan, Senior Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects, we discuss computational design, digital fabrication, and AI.

The topics include:

  • Parametric, algorithmic, and generative design –are these all the same?
  • How much computational design have Zaha Hadid Architects used in their most recent projects
  • How computational/parametric design differs from a more traditional approach
  • What value does the use of the new tools and approaches offer
  • Shajay’s take on machine learning and AI in the context of design and construction
  • How Shajay sees the development of digital fabrication
  • Where Shajay finds inspiration for his work 
  • How to start exploring computational design

You can meet Shajay at World Summit on Digital Built Environment WDBE 2019 in Helsinki in September 2019.

About Shajay

Shajay is a Senior Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects where he co-founded and heads the research activities of the Computation and Design (CODE) group. He also works as a studio master at the Architectural Association Design Research Lab (AADRL), Master’s program in London.

He pursues his research in structure and fabrication aware architectural geometry as a PhD Candidate at the Block Research Group, ETH Zurich. Previously, he has worked at Populous, London and completed his M.Phil from the University of Bath and M. Arch from the AA School of Architecture, London

Shajay has published in scientific journals and conferences, along with contributions to architectural discourse through Architectural Design and other magazines. He has taught and presented work at various professional conferences, events and institutions across the world including Architectural Association London, ETH Zurich, Poly-technic of Milan and Bari, Tongji University Shanghai, SIGGRAPH, Autodesk University, etc. He has also made curatorial contributions to various exhibitions of Zaha Hadid Architects, including Venice Biennale 2012 and Zaha Hadid memorial exhibition in Venice 2016, apart from shows in Mexico, UK, USA, Taiwan, etc.

Listen to the Interview (Also on iTunes and Other Podcast Platforms)

About the author

Aarni Heiskanen

Aarni Heiskanen, Construction Innovation Agent, is hailed as a Top 100 influencer in construction. Aarni has been a pioneer in computer-aided design, he has co-founded a business software company, and worked as a certified management consultant. At present, he runs AE Partners, a construction industry communication firm. Aarni holds a master's degree in architecture.

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