Nik Eftekhar

Nik Eftekhar is an architect interested in the intersection between architecture, computational design and innovative robotic fabrication techniques and materials, specifically in big-scale 3D printing with recycled plastics. He is a Ph.D. researcher at the Chair for Digital Building Technologies (dbt), Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA) at the Department of Architecture at ETH Zurich.
He studied architecture at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (ETSAM, 2011-17), with an exchange at TU Darmstadt (Frankfurt) in 2014. He completed the MAS in Architecture and Digital Fabrication in 2019, during which he was selected as a student in the Robotics Atelier organized by the Norman Foster Foundation. His master thesis investigated 3DP lightweight foam-core sandwich panel façade elements. Afterwards, he collaborated with Gramazio Kohler Research as a research assistant to bring Mesh Mould to industry. From 2021 to 2023 he worked at Nagami, as a computational designer and robotic fabricator.