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Sina Mostafavi is a practicing architect, researcher, and educator with expertise in computational design and architectural robotics. Has practiced architecture since 2007, he is the founder and principal architect of SETUParchitecture studio. He is currently manager and coordinator at Robotic Building Lab at Hyperbody group of TU Delft. He is teaching design studios at Delft and Dessau Institute of Architecture at Bauhaus and has led international workshops such as indesme2015-re.craft, SimAUD 2018 at Delft and IASS2015 at Amsterdam. As a Ph.D. and currently as a senior researcher at TU Delft, he has focused since 2011 on development and application of design computation to robotic production of hybrid material systems; using multimode subtractive-additive robotic production methods. He has lectured internationally and has been a member of the scientific committees of various journals and conferences such as eCAADe and ACADIA. The results of his work have been published and presented in books, journals and conferences, such as eCAADe 2013 in Delft, Algorithms and Actualization at AA London, eCAADe 2014 in New Castle, ACADIA in Los Angeles, eCAADe 2015  in Vienna, ACADIA in Cincinnati, Rob|Arch 2016 in Sydney, Rob|Arch 2018 in ETH Zurich, , KNAW Amsterdam, Digital Knowledge in Paris Malaquais, chapters in Towards a Robotic Architecture book and in Mutations-creations, Imprimer-le-Monde, Centre Pompidou . Architectural prototypes and works by him have been featured at international exhibitions, such as construction week in Utrecht, V2 gallery-institute for unstable media of Rotterdam, synthetic Exhibition in Le Mans Lillie and Print the World Exposition in Centre Pompidou Paris.

External positions

Studio Master, Lecterer, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences Dessau

5 May 20162 Feb 2019

Founder, Architect in Charge, SETUP architecture studio

1 Jan 20141 Jan 2020

Keywords

  • TH Building construction
  • Robotic Fabrication
  • Robotic Architecture
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Subtractive Manufacturing
  • Multimaterial
  • TS Manufactures
  • TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts

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Research Output

Materializing hybridity in architecture: design to robotic production of multi-materiality in multiple scales

Mostafavi, S., Kemper, B. N. & Du, C., 2019, In : Architectural Science Review. 62, 5, p. 424-437 14 p.

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    Assembly of shells with bi-stable mechanism

    Chiang, Y-C., Mostafavi, S. & Bier, H., 2018, Proceedings of Advances in Architectural Geometry 2018 (AAG 2018). Hesselgren, L., Kilian, A., Malek, S., Olsson, K-G., Sorkine-Hornung, O. & Williams, C. (eds.). Chalmers, Sweden: Chalmers University of Technology, p. 54-71 18 p.

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    Design to Robotic Assembly: An Exploration in Stacking

    Chiang, Y-C., Bier, H. & Mostafavi, S., 15 Oct 2018, In : Frontiers in Digital Humanities. 5, 6 p., 23.

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    Integration of a wearable interface in a design-to-robotic-production and -operation development

    Liu Cheng, A., Bier, H. H. & Mostafavi, S., 2018, Proceedings of the 35th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and International AEC/FM Hackathon (ISARC 2018): The Future of Building Things. IAARC, International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction, p. 646-653 149

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    Materially Informed Robotic Fabrication: Architectural robotics and multi-scalar material architecture

    Mostafavi, S. & Anton, A., 2018, Towards a Robotic Architecture. Daas, M. & John Wit, A. (eds.). ORO Editions, p. 88-99 12 p.

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  • Activities

    • 5 Talk or presentation at a workshop, seminar, course or other meeting
    • 1 Participation in conference
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Talk or presentation at a conference

    SimAUD 2018: Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design

    Sina Mostafavi (Organiser), & Henriette Bier (Organiser)

    4 Jun 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Oral Presentation

    Henriette Bier (Speaker), & Sina Mostafavi (Speaker)

    18 Mar 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a conference

    Architectural Robotics or Design Factories

    S.S. Mostafavi (Speaker)

    20 Jun 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a workshop, seminar, course or other meeting

    Next Generation Architecture Day, Lecture on Robotic Building

    S.S. Mostafavi (Speaker)

    23 Jun 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a workshop, seminar, course or other meeting

    IASS Workshop, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    S.S. Mostafavi (Participant)

    2015 → …

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course