Faculty – Balaji Rajasekaran

June 7, 2021

Ar.Balaji Rajasekaran

Associate professor, C.A.R.E. School of Architecture
Co-Ordinator, Center for Innovation and Technology

E-mail - balajirajasekaran@care.ac.in

Educational Qualification

Degree Institution Year of completion
B.Arch., Hindustan College of Engineering, Chennai 2010
M.Arch.,(Architecture & Urbanism) Design Research Laboratory, AA School of Architecture, London 2014

Areas of Expertise

Design Research, Design Processes, Multi-Disciplinary Design Approaches, Architectural Geometry, Digital fabrication and Contemporary construction craft, AI & ML.

Studios / Subjects Handled

S.No Studio / subject name Semester
1 Exploratory Studio – Level I 06
2 Exploratory Studio – Level II 07
3 Contemporary Process in Architectural Design 08

Research / Design Projects in both Academics and Practice

  • O’Shell – Built Student Pavilion at CARE Square.
  • Worked with North Dakota State University, USA, in developing various Software Products for developing economy such as India.
  • Procedural Design – Design Approach based on Operations & Hybridization.
  • Parametric Furniture – Sofas, Chairs & Coffee Table.
  • His practice celebrates tradition, rich culture and local labourers while situating in today’s contemporary world.

Research Articles and Publications in Areas of Expertise

  • “O’shell experiments with tension based structures and student collaboration in India” published in DesignBoom – https://www.designboom.com/architecture/oshell-investigates-tension-based-structures-student-collaboration-india-03-31-2020/
  • “Ferrocement- O’shell experiments with tension based structures” published in Ferrocement News Issue:11 on 28th October 2020 by Ferrocement Society pp.01.
  • “Functionally graded polymer composites” exhibited in “adaptive architecture” – ACADIA 2013 at Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.
  • “Spatial personality for human-space interaction” proceedings of the 17th International conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research (CAADRIA 2012), April 2012, pp. 69–78.
  • “Transit hub through parametric design” (poster) exhibited in the international CAADRIA 2010 conference at Hongkong.

Presented Papers, Invited Lectures and Workshops in Areas of Expertise

  • Webinar 2020 “Design Deliberation in Architecture” by Parul Institute of Architecture and Research.
  • Lecture on “Architectural Search” at R.V College of Architecture, Bangalore 2019.
  • Resource Person – Teacher’s Training Program 2017- Computing In Architectural Education, Practice and Research organized by Council of Architecture – Training & Research Center (COA-TRC), at McGAN’s Ooty School of Architecture for Architects, Faculty of Architectural colleges and research scholars.
  • Computational workshop ‘FILLING THE VOID // computational design tour INDIA’ an OPEN DESIGN STUDIO comprised of workshops, design sessions & symposia across 5 cities in india – new delhi, mumbai, bengaluru, chandigarh & chennai. ‘filling the void’ looked at void as an opportunity, potential and a driver of change for architecture & design education in India 2016.
  • 10 days design & make workshop (Hyperthread 2014) as part of aa visiting school by aa-london & zha education and hosted by midas at chennai.
  • “Evolutionary design principles” nominated for Pechakucha talk at ACADIA 2013, cambridge, ontario, canada.
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