Computation and Design (CoDe) group at Zaha Hadid Architects
Shajay is an Associate at Zaha Hadid Archtiects where he heads the research activities of the Computation and Design (CoDe) group. He also works as a studio master at the AA DRL Master’s program. He pursues his research in structure and fabrication aware architectural geometry as a Research Fellow at the Block Research Group , ETH Zurich and as a MPhil candidate at the University of Bath, UK. Previously he worked at Populous, London and completed his Master’s Degree AA School of Architecture, London in 2006.
His current interests & responsibilities include developing design-research and maintaining computational platforms for the same at ZHA. He has taught and presented work at various professional conferences events and institutions including simAud ’15 and ‘14 and ‘10 ,Ingenio ’13, Tensinet Istanbul ’13, ICFF Bath ‘12 , Designers Gallery AU ’11, Design computation symposium AU ‘10 , Siggraph ‘08, ETH Zurich, Yale University and University of Applied Arts Vienna , CITA Copenhagen, IAAC Barcelona, Innsbruck University etc.
Vishu currently works as a designer at Zaha Hadid Architects as part of the Computation and Design ( co|de) group at London. He is also the Director of the AA Visiting School, India which is annual digital, fabrication and computation workshop.
He completed his bachelor degree from Pune, India (2010) and completed his Master’s degree at the Architectural Association, Design Research Lab (2013). He previously worked as an architect in India at B.S Bhooshan & Associates, Mysore & Mind Space Architects, Bangalore.
His current interests include design research and development computational design tools for the same. He has taught and presented work at various workshops, professional conferences and symposiums including ACADIA 2014 ( Los Angeles, USA) , AAVS Global Summit 2016 ( London, UK), International Symposium on Architecture & Urban Design ( ISTAU 2015, Trivandrum , India).
Alicia is a PhD research fellow at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University where she explores the synergy between materials and digital fabrication methods. She is also a course tutor at the AA DRL master’s program. Previously she worked with the parametric design group at Populous and and has accumulated design and construction experience in various practices including Zaha Hadid Architects and Grupo Inmobiliario Altiva, Mexico. She completed her Master’s degree at the AA school of Architecture, London in 2010. Her work has been published and presented at various events including TxA, IJAC, IASS, Acadia, etc. She has also taught workshops and delivered lectures on related topics at institutions such as KADK Copenhagen, Tec de Monterrey Mexico, AA visiting school India and China.Her research focus includes the mediation between digital design and traditional material crafts and the incorporation of human-robot interactions on the construction site.
Dave Reeves is a designer, programmer, and researcher currently based in London where he works as a member of the Computation and Design (co|de) team at Zaha Hadid Architects. His research focuses on decentralized forms of artificial intelligence and their application within the realm of architectural design. Specifically, he is interested in how distributed decision-making can be used as a design tool to better address problems related to spatial organization, complex geometry, urban design, and building occupancy. In his spare time, Dave teaches within the DRL at the Architectural Association and runs the computational design blog Spatial Slur.
Alexandre | Kuroda
Alexandre Kuroda is an architect and founding member of MXMCollective, a collective of architects based in Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and São Paulo. He earned his Masters Degree of Architecture from Design Research Lab at the Architectural Association, London, 2012 and his Bachelor’s Degree of Architecture from Mackenzie University Architecture and Urbanism, São Paulo in 2006. He worked as an Architect at Zaha Hadid Architects-London since completing his Masters (04/2012 to 05/2015) on high profile projects such as the KAFD Metro Station (Ryiadh, United Arab Emirates) and the Esfera City Monterrey (Monterrey, Mexico). He has tutored at the AA Visiting School in São Paulo and has worked as Architect at Königsberger Vannucchi Arquitetos Associados (06/2009 – 07/2010) and Defournier Arquitetos (06/2006 – 03/2009) in large commercial, residential, cultural and mix use projects in Brazil. He currently teaches at the Belas Artes School of Architecture.
Denivaldo | Pereira
Denivaldo Pereira earned his Bachelor’s Degree of Architecture from Belas Artes School of Architecture, São Paulo in 2006, and a Master’s Degree of Architecture from Mackenzie University Architecture and Urbanism, São Paulo in 2009. Since 1999 he has worked with 3d modeling based on CAD and/or BIM systems, applied to AEC business in São Paulo and has also worked for DOCOMOMO Brazil (international research group led in Brazil by Dr. Hugo Segawa held in São Paulo University) and for Brutalist Connections, research group led by Dra. Ruth Verde Zein held in Mackenzie. Since 2009, Denivaldo has been focusing on research, lecturing and teaching about design process driven by digital platforms, and since 2014, is the coordinator of the Digital Fabrication and Rapid Prototype Laboratory of Belas Artes School of Design and Architecture.
Franklin Lee and Anne Save de Beaurecueil have been directors of the AA Visiting Schools São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro since 2010 and have run a series of workshops that bring leading architects from around the world to rethink the Brazilian urban landscape through combining cutting-edge technology and critical theoretical exploration with local culture, material and labor sources. The are also design directors of SUBdV Architecture, using a mixture of high and low design technologies to generate socially and environmentally responsive geometries for architecture, furniture and urban design projects. They were AA Diploma Unit 2 Masters from 2005 to 2010 and taught at the Pratt Institute and Columbia University in New York, from where they both also received Master’s degrees. They have published, exhibited and lectured about their work worldwide.