>>Krishnendra Shekhawat

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  • Bio

  • I did my Ph.D. in Mathematics from University of Geneva under the guidance of Prof. Daniel Coray. During my PhD, for 3 years, I worked on an architectural research project “Formalization and meaning of the architectural project” supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation. In this project, I worked as a mathematician where I studied logical interactions between several elementary kinds of geometric spaces in the plane and demonstrated that the topological study of these building blocks is an interesting (and new) research topic. The software I produced during this project also revealed that the intended application to architecture was extremely satisfactory for architects and students of architecture.

    Currently, I am working on the automated generation of rectangular floor plans. I am interested in applying mathematical skills for the development and classification of architectural designs.


    • 01.12.2008 – 31.03.2012: SNF (Swiss National Foundation) Fellow, Geneva, Switzerland
    • 01.04.2015 – 31.03.2016: FCT Postdoctoral Fellow, Lisbon, Portugal (Funded by Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology)


    • Shekhawat K. (2017) A computer-generated plus-shaped arrangement and its architectural applications. Journal of Computational Design and Engineering, Elsevier, In Press, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcde.2017.05.003.
    • Shekhawat K., Duarte J.P. (2017) Rectilinear Floor Plans. In: Çagdas G., Özkar M., Gül L., Gürer E. (eds) Computer-Aided Architectural Design. Future Trajectories. CAADFutures 2017. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 724. Springer, Singapore.
    • Shekhawat, K., Duarte J.P. (2017). Automated best connected rectangular floorplans. In: Gero J. (eds) Design Computing and Cognition ’16, Chapter 27, Springer International Publishing.
    • Shekhawat, K., Duarte J.P. (2017). A compositional schema for the automated generation of best connected rectangular floor plans. In Press: Formal Methods in Architecture and Urbanism, Chapter 20, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
    • Shekhawat, K. (2016). Best connected rectangular arrangements. Alexandria Engineering Journal, Elsevier, 55: 445-449.
    • Shekhawat, K. (2015). Mathematical propositions associated with the connectivity of architectural designs. Ain Shams Engineering Journal, Elsevier, In Press, DOI: 10.1016/j.asej.2015.09.009.
    • Shekhawat, K. (2015). Computer-aided architectural designs and associated covariants. Journal of Building Engineering, 3, 127-134.
    • Shekhawat, K. (2015). Why golden rectangle is used so often by architects: A mathematical approach. Alexandria Engineering Journal Elsevier, 54, 213-222.
    • Shekhawat, K. (2015). Automated space allocation using mathematical techniques. Ain Shams Engineering Journal Elsevier, ASEJ402, In Press.
    • Shekhawat, K. (2014). Algorithm for Constructing an Optimally Connected Rectangular Floor Plan. Frontiers of Architectural Research Elsevier, 3, 324-330.
    • Shekhawat, K. (2013). Space Allocation in Rectangular Floor Plan. ELSA – International Review 3. iii – iv 138 – 151 Geneva.
  • Publications

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