At the intersection of teaching and practicing architecture, I come across ‘fragments’ of ideas, which gets evoporated in the everyday grind. Writing about it, might delay this dilution. So I am imagining this place to ‘contain’ them temporarily, in whatever vague form they are. In the process of sharing, these fragmented ‘thoughts’ could attain a bit more clarity.

R Kiran Kumar

Blog category is for recording ideas happening on the periphery of teaching, practicing and reading
Teaching category is a small sample of the students work from my academic endeavor
Drawings category has some of the on going explorations.
Practice category has a portfolio of selected projects from my practice

contact : rkirankumar.97@gmail.com 

Short Bio

  • 2015 – Present : Associate Professor, Wadiyar Centre for Architecture, Mysuru
  • 2012 – 2014 : Associate Architect, Hundrehands, Bangalore
  • 2011 : Teaching and Research Assistant , CEPT, Ahmedabad
  • 2008 – 2010 : M.Arch (Theory and Design), CEPT, Ahmedabad
  • 2003 – 2008 : B. Arch, USD, Mysore


Perspectives on Early Modernist Constructs in Architecture: An Enquiry Through the Concepts of Order and Representation’ – A Monograph
 : co-author S. Madhuri Rao, A CEPT University Press Publication, Faculty of Architecture, Ahmedabad.
History : Narratives for Meaning and Operation‘ – An online essay co written with S Madhuri Rao for ‘thinkmatter’ where we argue the significance of ‘History’ in architectural education and practice of contemporary architecture as a tool to operate rather than a static and canonic body of knowledge(Link to the essay)
Post Graduate Thesis – Enquiry of the term ‘Order’ in Architecture: In the context of De Stijl and New York Five Architects. Submitted as part of M.Arch (Theory and Design) program at CEPT University, Ahmedabad in 2010. The academic thesis is available to read online here.
Contributed an essay : “Understanding Intent and Meaning in History” co-author S. Madhuri Rao, in the book “Learning Architecture” edited by Kulbhushan Jain. Published by AADI Center. 2019