Computational Designer | Architect
Shellular is an innovative form finding method that I am developing in my Ph.D. at University of Pennsylvania Weitzman school of design. In this research, I propose a novel method to design efficient structures with ultra-low density in the context of graphic statics. Shellular funicular structures are 2-manifold surfaces with anticlastic curvature that are interwoven in space.
Mostafa is a computational designer and researcher with a unique background in Architectural design and computation. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Computational Design and Advanced Manufacturing at University of Pennsylvania where he has received full merit-based scholarship based on excellent qualifications. He holds a Master of Advanced Architectural Design at Upenn, a Master of Architecture at University of Shahid Beheshti and Bachelor of Architecture at University of Tehran.
His Research interests consists of structural form finding utilizing 3 dimensional Graphic Statics and specially focused on Shellular Minimal Surface Micro-structure Design. He is also interested and done research for many years in Digital Fabrication background, computational design and human-computer interaction. He tries to explore contemporary architecture’s nascent opportunities to rethink tectonics and material systems within design due to the convergence of innovative developments in robotic fabrication, computation and material science.
He has collaborated with renowned international Offices such as Gensler as a designer and researcher and has design and construction experience as a freelance architect as well. Currently, he is a Graduate Assistant at University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with Polyhedral Structure Lab and Pennovation Center.