Ehsan Baharlou is a doctoral candidate at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) at University of Stuttgart. He holds a Master of Science in Architecture with distinction from the Islamic Azad University of Tehran. Along with perusing his doctoral research, he has taught seminars on computational design techniques and design thinking at the ICD since 2010.

His research interest is currently focused on the integration of fabrication and construction constraints into computational design for form generation via agent-based modeling and simulation.

Projects:

ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2014-15
Research Project

Teaching:

Advanced Algorithmic Design: Python Scripting in Grasshopper
Computational Design Techniques and Design Thinking
Introduction to Computational Design: Parametric and Algorithmic Geometry in Grasshopper
Advanced Computational Design
Introduction to Computational Design
Advanced Algorithmic Geometry
Algorithmic Geometry
Advanced Algorithmic Architecture
Algorithmic Architecture

Workshops:

RobARCH 2012 Workshop: Wood Morphologies

 Publications:

Baharlou, E. and Menges, A.: 2015, Toward a Behavioral Design System. An Agent-Based Approach for Polygonal Surfaces Structures, in Combs, L. and Perry, C. (Eds.), Computational ecologies: Design in the anthropocene, Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH, pp. 161–172. (ISBN 978-0-69253-726-8)

Vasey, L., Baharlou, E., Dörstelmann, M., Koslowski, V., Prado, M., Schieber, G., Menges, A., Knippers, J.: 2015, Behavioral Design and Adaptive Robotic Fabrication of a Fiber Composite Compression Shell with Pneumatic Formwork, in Combs, L. and Perry, C. (Eds.), Computational ecologies: Design in the anthropocene, Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH, pp. 297–309. (ISBN 978-0-69253-726-8)

Baharlou, E., Menges, A.: 2013, Behavioural prototyping: g, in: Gengnagel, C., Kilian, A., Nembrini, J., Scheurer, F. (eds.), Rethinking Prototyping, Proceedings of the Design Modelling Symposium Berlin 2013, Verlag der Universität der Künste Berlin. pp. 291-303. (ISBN 978-3-89462-243-5)

Baharlou, E., Menges, A.: 2013, Generative agent-based design computation: Integrating material formation and construction constraints, in Stouffs, R., Sariyildiz S.(eds.), Computation and Performance – Proceedings of the 31th eCAADe Conference, Vol. 2, Technical University of Delft, pp. 165-174. (ISBN 978-94-91207-05-1)

Parascho, S., Baur, M., Baharlou, E., Knippers, J., Menges, A.: 2013, Agent Based Model for the Development of Integrative Design Tools, in Beesley, P., Del Barrio, A., Khan, O., Stacey, M., van Overbeeke, E. (eds.), Proceedings of the 33nd Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) – Adaptive Architecture, Waterloo, pp. 429-430. (ISBN 978-1-926724-22-5)

Busch, B., Ladurner, G., Baharlou, E., Menges, A.: 2011, Adaptive Structure: A Modular System for Generative Architecture, in Soddu, C. (ed.), XIV Generative Art – Proceedings of GA2011 International Conference. Rome, Italy: Politecnico di Milano, pp. 88-98. (ISBN 978-88-96610-14-5)