Thursday, March 24, 2016


Friday, December 18, 2015

Woodbury University Smoke Pavilion Emerges

Monday, November 12, 2012


Qastic has launched to operate as a platform for its services. 

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Interior Plays


One of the biggest problems that I found in any many buildings is that I am conceiving these days is the Ceiling. they are usually reveal many un-thought territory in architecture. A lot of machines and left over dead tech near their connections to the walls and etc. How nice it would be to have a ceiling skin which do some structural wok and also provide heating and cooling , air flow and also possibly lighting as a tool to create architectural effects. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Mashhad Car Mall Competition

Mashhad Car Mall Competition- Feb 2012
 Mahdi Alibakhshian with Reza Zia and Sina Mesdaghi, 

Design Team: Zahra Elahi, Mahsan Mohsenin
Explanation: COMING SOON ...

Monday, August 29, 2011

studying wave pattern to develop Iran's Expo2015 Pavilion


Ongoing Research - Nonlinear Agent Base Textured Facade Study

Understanding the process of emergence is important in the study of ecological and sociological systems. My interest is in the simulation of the evolution of complex systems where interactions performed between several individuals at the "micro" level are responsible for measurable general situations observed at the "macro" level. When the situation is too complex to study, it is essential to recreate an artificial universe in which experiments can be conducted in a simulated laboratory where all parameters are controlled precisely. To translate the language of micro biological  researched to the language of architecture, this experiment is directed through the captures of some moment in a dynamic system to be stopped, projected and engraved. It is this engraving process that frozen agents can be projected to a surface which, on its next step, will be contoured that are tectonicly CNCed wood timber. Through this system, I found a new path to simply convey the agents movement to an architectural facade. The exploration was rooted to my Swarm Intelligent course at University of Pennsylvania and was initiated to an alternative for Quest Lab Building Design at NADAAA and is pushed as a second iteration at PCPA.  

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Our approach seeks to the notion of growing a biological organic shape in an aquarium. As flows of water affect the growth evolutions of the submarine shapes, this simulation system takes it shape through internal and external effects. Internal effects are those which initiate from the heart of system growing up through a distinguished nonlinear random aggregation of components. 
At the micro level, components are the composition of Lamla forms which took their shape through the composition of 4 geometrical 2D plywood plates attached with some concise connective details. They start to branch via the random logic of L-system. Meaning if we consider each connection as A, B and C , connective branches which seek their proper pair to connect under the shadow of external effects. The more growth systems improve, the more it reaches to an invisible boundary which the system starts to be attracted to some surrounded points. These points can be considered as external effects which produce a fluid form at macro level.

                       Apomechanes Workshop - Athens - Summer 2010 
      M. Alibakhshian Iran | S. Koutsourelis Greece | P. Lianos Greece | G. Parodi Italy      

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Ceramical Leap

Ceramic Wall

It was probably the attractive ambiguity of combination of two words, ceramic and digital that encouraged me to choose Digital Ceramic course at school of design at university of Pennsylvania. Moreover, It was probably the  sophisticated ornamental and structural usage of ceramic in Isfahan, Yazd and Kashan (cities of Iran), which are the most significant pictures in my mind that attracted me to it. In this course, rather than working with geometrical or simple forms, we push our mind one step to digital parametrical shapes in a way that we can really build it. At Penn, ceramic is known as an underutilized building material with unique properties which its quality could not be found in materials like wood, steel, concrete, etc. Isn’t it a giant leap to modernize the popular technology with current facilities to make it far more amazing? The answer would be positive especially when it is mingled with new applications of 3d printing technology which help us to bring any digital model to the physical world.

Instructor: Jenny Sabin-Penn School of Design
By: Mehdi Alibakhshian - Jenny Trumble

            Pushed In Tehran-Summer 2010
            Collaboration with Ali Honarvar 
            Mahshid Alibakhshian
            Reza Zia
            Hamid Nikkhoo

Saturday, February 6, 2010

ULI competition2010 - San Diego City Center

Landscapes: A.Rouhi-S.Rabeei
Urban Planner: C. Gass
Financial: M.Cogan
Architect: M.Bakhshian

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Swarm intelegance method is heading to discover urban design issues.( On Process)

Investgating through ants city,
and based on the ants subterranean life, we r searching if it is possible to imitate a new city for based on the parameters of human evolution!!!!

 Mao Liwen - April- Soo- Mahdi Alibakhshian
Directed by Cecil Balmoond- Roland Snooks

Heading a habitual utopia in Florida( On Process )

Contemporary avant-garde architecture and urbanism seek to address societal demand via rich panoply of parametric design techniques. However, what confront us is a new style rather than merely a new set of techniques. The techniques in question, the employment of animation, simulation and form finding tools , as well as parametric modeling and scripting-have inspired a new collective movement with radically new ambitions and values.
Not long ago we witnessed an accelerated, cumulative build-up of virtuosity, resolution and refinement facilitated by simultaneous development of parametric design tools and scripts that allow the precise formulation and execution of intricate correlation between elements and subsystems. The shared concepts, computational techniques, formal repertoires and tectonic logics that characterize the work are formal repertoires and tectonic logics that characterize this work are crystallizing into a solid new paradigm for architecture.
The creative enterprise now rests less with the individual gesture, and instead in the refinement of code-based design methods whose design outcomes oscillate from accidental to the intentional. These new methods clearly intensify the interaction of the designer with the digital model-space, yielding not only one singular designed object but, rather, where each design scheme is now just one instance of multiplicity of possible outcomes.

Investigation through dynamic system as a digital sketching tool.

First step in Penn
Heading to design a habitual prototype in Florida
Studio Critiques: Ferda Kolatan
Winka Dubbeldam-Roland Snooks

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Virtual Village- Summer2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Zagros MultiFunctional complex 2_ Tehran

Interior organization in commercial space.

On contraction stage phase
Sq: 15000 m2
Tehran_ Marzdaran Blv

Click to see

Zagros Multicomplex1

Principle Designer: M. A. Bakhshian
Associated By H. Motevalli
Modelling: A. Montazeri
E.Hassanpour Lima
Structure: Dr. H .Farrokhi
Y. Tofighi
Mechanical Engineering: H. Mir Afshar
Electrical Engineering: R. Noorbakhsh
Prestigious Architectural consults with Sir. Naser Mohseni

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Welcome to My Recent Designs

Rain House- Namak Abrood

Collaboration with R.Zia