CLT Induction in India | WORKSHOP B – Innovation with Mass Timber, a house and a tower.



Posted on: February 10th, 2021

CLT Induction in India | WORKSHOP B – Innovation with Mass Timber, a house and a tower.

CLT Induction in India has orgaized three workshops together with an exciting architecture competition with awards of upto Rs. 12,00,000.

Dates: 20th February 2021, Saturday
Time: 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM (IST)
Registration: Free

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A presentation of student projects made out of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) as a part of “Mass Timber  and the Scandinavian Effect” studio led by Jennifer Bonner and Hanif Kara of the Harvard Graduate School  of Design. The projects speculate on the structural and aesthetic possibilities of a CLT panel on two  different scales – a house and a mid-rise tower in Raleigh, North Carolina. A group of 6 Harvard Graduate  School of Design Students will be discussing their studio project which explores innovative use of CLT to  design a house and a high-rise tower. The following projects will be discussed –

  • A Taller Pile of CLT
  • Balloons and Booleans
  • Kissing Stack
  • 300 Panels, 400 Cuts, 400 Bandages
  • CLT = Cross Laminated Tower
  • Table Stack

The workshop is conducted by students who participated in the “Mass Timber and the Scandinavian Effect” led by Jennifer Bonner and Hanif Kara at the Harvard Graduate School of Design



ANNA GOGA, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.

Anna Goga is an architect from Russia currently working in Diller Scofidio + Renfro in New York.  She holds a Bachelor and Master Degree in Architecture with a distinction from the Moscow Architectural Institute and a Master Degree in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Goga is a recipient of the James Templeton Kelley Prize.


ARYAN KHALIGHY, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.

Aryan Khalighy is a designer and writer from Tehran, Iran. He has been a part of several research projects, focusing on the intersection of contemporary digital culture and the vernacular  masonry architecture of Iran, producing 1:1 scale installations and pavilions. Aryan’s professional experience in the U.S. includes collaborations with Howeler + Yoon architects, Paul Lukez architects, and Jennifer Bonner/MALL. He is currently doing research on rethinking the  future of architectural pedagogy and learning spaces for his master’s degree thesis advised by  Mohsen Mostafavi at Harvard Graduate School of Design.


EDGAR RODRIGUEZ, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.

Edgar Rodriguez is a Mexican architect and designer living in Providence, Rhode Island where he is currently working as an architect at Ultramoderne. In 2014 he co-founded Operadora, an architecture and design practice based in Mexico City. Rodriguez holds a Bachelor of Architecture with Honours from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and a Master in Architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.


ED HAN MYA OO, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.

Ed Han Myo Oo is from Yangon, Myanmar, and just completed his MArch thesis at the GSD that reimagines a heritage building in downtown Yangon as a hub for knowledge preservation. His interests include researching nation-building projects, particularly how post-Independence Modernist architecture in India and Bangladesh has been appropriated by its users over me.


BENSON CHIEN, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.

Benson Chien received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California. He is currently at the Harvard Graduate School of Design pursuing his Masters in Architecture. Prior to Harvard, Benson worked at offices in Los Angeles and New York, including five years at Bjarke Ingels Group. While at BIG, he has worked on various architectural projects and competitions from Google offices to World Trade Center 2.


KYAT CHIN, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.

Kyat Chin is an architectural designer, currently based in Boston, Massachuses. Kyat will be completing his Master in Architecture degree program at Harvard Graduate School of Design in the spring of 2021. Prior to Harvard, Kyat worked as a designer for architecture firms in Shanghai, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Kyat holds a Bachelor in Architecture from the California State Polytechnic University of Pomona.


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