Mahdi Shadkar






App. 1, No.2, Shadkar street,

Patrice Lumumba avenue, Shahrara,

Tehran, Iran



Sep 2009 — July 2013

École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris Val de Seine

Diplôme d’État d’Architecture (Master of Architecture) mentioned «honorable» with the grade 18/20 and the jury felicitations.

    1. Final Project report book 


    2. PFE 2013 presentation sheets 



Sep 2005 — July 2006

Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST)

Master of Architecture - incomplete

Civil Engineering

Sep 2000 — June 2005

University of Tehran

Bachelor of Civil Engineering - Suvreying Faculty of Technics


SHADKAR Mahdi , "L’ascension et la chute de l’idéologie en art contemporain iranien" - research thesis of master, ENSA Paris Val de Seine, under direction of Professor Martine Bouchier, 2012, 

The rise and fall of the ideology in contemporary Iranian art


SHADKAR Mahdi , "L’influence des français en enseignement de l’architecture moderne à l’université de Téhéran" -  Iranologie en France; Expériences passées et perspectives d’avenir Édition: Negarestan Andisheh, 2015, Téhéran ISBN: 9786009374410


SHADKAR Mahdi , "L’influence des français en enseignement de l’architecture moderne à l’université de Téhéran" -  Iranologie en France; Expériences passées et perspectives d’avenir, Le 3 Mars, le 30 Avril 2015, L’Institut National des Langues et des Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), Paris - France

Work experience

Oblique Cube Studio

March 2015 — Present


Founder | Principal Architect

  1. Oblique Cube Studio, Tehran based studio of architecture and design, focused on design works at the intersection of architecture, art and culture, interior design and non-standard design, from concept to form, by means of new technologies.

  2. Founded by young Iranian architects graduated from Paris schools of architecture.


Revayat Institute for Cultural Studies (RICS)

March 2014 — Present

Director of Research Group

Director of 'Architecture and Culture' Research Group

Tehran, Iran

  1. Looking at the architecture and urban planning in the last few decades, has been largely focused on the physical aspects. 

  2. Research group "Architecture and Culture" intends to address the issues related to the idea of architecture, city and culture, to create a social movement in order to extend the cultural concerns of architects and urban planners are concerned. Explaining the cultural and social values of architecture and urban society in the past, present and future prospects of the goals of this research group.


Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST)

Jan 2014 — Present


Visiting Professor, collaborating with Professor Hamid Nouhi, at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Design

Graduate Courses :

  1. Theories and Elements of Design Process

  2. Perceptions and Processes in Architectural Design

Undergraduate Courses :

  1. Contemporary Architecture


July 2011 — Sep 2011


Z.Studio architecture firm

Paris, France

  1. Internship in Z.Studio Architectural Firm in Paris for 3 months as an architect.

  2. Rehabilitation of an EDF building in Creil. Sketch phase and execution by ArchiCAD


PIRASTEH Architect

Sep 2009 — Sep 2010


Architectural Firm in Paris metropolitain,

Paris, France

  1. Building Permit for individuals: extension, raising or construction of individual collective dwellings, homes, businesses, compliance with shops, hotels. Execution by AutoCAD and ArchiCAD


Dec 2007 — Sep 2009

Civil Engineer

Construction Company

Karaj,  Iran

  1. Building plans and permit for individuals: extension, raising or construction of individual collective dwellings, homes. Execution by AutoCAD

Nik Taraz Consultant Construction Company

May 2006 — Feb 2007

Civil Engineer

Project planner, Project controller, Architect assistant

Tehran, Iran

  1. Working on the site of a housing project in Tehran Vatanpour street, building 33 units in 11 storey concrete.

University of Tehran

June 2001 — Aug 2003

Civil Engineer Intern

Faculty of Technics

Tehran, Iran

June - August 2003

  1. Surveying the lake Latyan by GPS and transducer combination scanning for the preparation of the topographic map of the lake

  2. Tunnel surveying of the water pipes of the lake Latyan

June - August 2002

  1. Determination of insertion points and exchanger design of Hakim Highway located north of the main campus of the Faculty of Technics, University of Tehran

June - August 2001

  1. Surveying the main campus of the University in order to prepare the map of the accurate situation and topographic maps of the campus


  1. English Advanced (TOEFL iBT 88, 2009) (IELTS Academic 6.5, 2015)

  2. French  Advanced (TCF-DAP 365, 2007) (TCF C1, 2012)

  3. Persian Native

  4. Spanish Intermediate


Skills and Expertise

    1. Art critique

    2. Photography

  1. Softwares

    1. Project Planning: Primavera , M.S. Project

    2. Architectural BIMs: ArchiCAD, Revit

    3. Modeling: AutoCAD, SketchUp, Rhino

    4. Graphical Design: Photoshop , Indesign , Illustrator, Photoshop Lightroom

    5. Web Design: iWeb , WordPress , Blogger 

    6. Hand Sketching: Pencil , Pastel , Water color, Fast concept sketching

  2. Interests

Art, Architecture, Culture, Design, Flamenco Guitar, Photography, Writing, Haiku, Tennis, Mountain walking,


References available upon request.

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