Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG) Symposium 2016 - September 9–13, Zurich (Switzerland)

AAG2016 Symposium
September 9–13, 2016

AAG2016 workshops: September 9–11; AAG2016 conference: September 11–13
ETH Hönggerberg - Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse
8093 Zurich (Switzerland)

Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG)
is a bi-annual symposium addressing the community of computer scientists, mathematicians, engineers and architects. It aims to connect academia and industry through presentations and discussions of innovation in geometric and computational applications in architecture.

The fifth edition of this biennial event will take place in Zurich, from Friday, September 9 to Tuesday, September 13.

The AAG2016 workshops will be offered by leading experts. The AAG workshops are a great opportunity for participants to encounter the latest design and fabrication tools as well as processes in architectural geometry.

In most of these workshops, participants will be using Rhinoceros and Grasshopper.

The AAG2016 conference will have Lord Norman Foster and Francis Aish, Werner Sobek, Erik Demaine and Urs B. Roth as keynote speakers. Their participation highlights the importance of AAG as a central platform for the exchange of ideas in architecture and engineering, mathematics and computer science.


Parametric Furniture Design with Grasshopper and Rhino workshop - 19-21 August, Burgas (Bulgaria)

Parametric Furniture Design with Grasshopper and Rhino workshop
19-21 August, 9:30 to 18:00
Exhibition Center Flora
Burgas (Bulgaria)

Parametric Furniture Design with Grasshopper and Rhino is an intense course that combines algorithmic methods for 3D modelling with digital fabrication of furniture. The purpose is to produce furniture through the use of parametric design with geometries in a way that allows materialization.

The course will go through the processes of constructing a shape algorithm, customization, 3D printing and fabrication. Participants will be introduced to parametric modelling tools in Rhinoceros and Grasshopper, which will allow them to create and visualize unique custom designs. For this purpose, 3D printers will be available on the site for all experimental needs. Participants will have the opportunity to get their designs manufactured and learn about all the aspects of the fabrication process. In the end, each participant will have his/her prototype 3d printed.

What you will learn
  • Intro to Grasshopper, creation and customization of various shapes through parametric modelling
  • 3D printing prototypes
  • Visualization with Keyshot
Dimitar Peikov / Bulgaria
Intern @ DesignMorphine
Zlatko Yanakiev / Bulgaria
Intern @ DesignMorphine
Martin Petrov
/ Bulgaria
Intern @ DesignMorphine

Required software
Bring your computer with Rhino 5, Grasshopper and Keyshot installed (trial versions can be found on each software company’s website). DesignMorphine will send participants links to the required software, trials, and plug-ins for download. Please have the software installed prior to workshop start. If you have issues installing software, DesignMorphine may be able to help you during the workshop.

No previous software experience required.
There will be 3D printers on site for fabrication.
All participants who complete the intensive course will receive a certificate of completion.
Drinks and lunch snacks are provided.
Please note that places are very limited on a first pay first serve basis!


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Custom data visualizations and heads up displays

Conduit is an open source data visualization heads up display (HUD) plug-in in development for Grasshopper that allows for live, fast, and presentable overlays of chart widgets within Rhino viewports.

Conduit is authored by Proving Ground and enables designers to create custom data visualizations and heads up displays that update with your parametric models.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Product Design training by Pivot Produktdesign AS - September 7-9, Oslo (Norway)

Pivot Produktdesign AS
September 7-9, 2016
Oslo (Norway)

Join Pivot Produktdesign AS for a course on Rhino for Designers, which will take place at their new Oslo offices on September 7-9.

This course focuses on using Rhino in product design. The course covers common areas in design, such as advanced surfacing, surface analysis, draft angles, prototyping and presentation.


Fredrik Wenstop: An industrial designer and certified Rhino trainer. He has experience in both product engineering and architecture. Fredrik has also been involved in many architecture projects.
Since then he has been involved in several building projects, and held training courses for architectural and design offices in Norway.

Liam Woolley: A design engineer with education from the automotive sector. His specialties are developing and prototyping products and special fabrications within architecture. Liam also has long time experience with rendering/visualizations, 3D modeling and optimization through FEA.

Architectural Design training by Pivot Produktdesign AS - August 8-19, Oslo (Norway)


Rhino for Architects
Pivot Produktdesign AS
August 8-19, 2016
Oslo (Norway)

Join Pivot Produktdesign AS for a course on Rhino for Architects, which will take place at their new Oslo offices on August 8-19.

This course will cover common areas in architecture, such as solid modeling, paneling, BIM/file exchange, 3D printing and presentation. You will gain in-depth knowledge of the methods used to create high quality models. You will also look at ways to present designs directly from Rhino and with rendering plug-ins. McNeel plug-in PanelingTools and paneling will be included if desired.


Fredrik Wenstop: An industrial designer and certified Rhino trainer. He has experience in both product engineering and architecture. Fredrik has also been involved in many architecture projects.
Since then he has been involved in several building projects, and held training courses for architectural and design offices in Norway.

Liam Woolley: A design engineer with education from the automotive sector. His specialties are developing and prototyping products and special fabrications within architecture. Liam also has long time experience  with rendering/visualizations, 3D modeling and optimization through FEA.

Waterworks workshop by AA Visiting School Granada - September 5-16, Granada (Spain)

Waterworks workshop
September 5-16
Granada (Spain)

Waterworks, a 12-day architectural workshop in Granada (Spain) by the Architectural Association, is now open for registration. Waterworks transports architectural design back to its origins, tackling social-agricultural realities by offering participants a unique opportunity to work alongside local producers, architects, scientists, horticulturists and the larger community. In the workshop students will learn to use Rhino as a design tool while also exploring Rhino's ability within sustainable analysis and informative design outputs.

As a historical region in Andalusia, the area of Granada combines scenic beauty with ecological importance and resources that meet the requirements of an agricultural economy which relies on water that travels 3,482m down from the peninsula's highest peak.

Responding to these realities through architectural interventions, students will design water catchment and management solutions for the local region. Proposals will consider the effects of climate change on water distribution and the implications at local and regional scales. Students will be immersed in hands-on, site-specific experimentation; speculate on scenarios; develop prototypes using locally grown materials; and explore the potential of leading design software. They will work, live, swim, drink, question, explore and interact with this transparent fluid, vital to all forms of life, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a Unesco Biosphere Reserve.

Application Deadline: August 20, 2016

FABRICATE 2017 - Call for Work extended: July 30, 2016

FABRICATE is an international peer reviewed conference with supporting publication on the theme of Digital Fabrication. The FABRICATE 2017 conference aims to instigate discussions on constructed projects and cutting-edge research in the context of computational design and digital fabrication between leading experts in academia and industry.

The conference will convene over April 7-8 2017 at the University of Stuttgart (ICD, Institute for Computational Design).

Confirmed keynote speakers include Kengo Kuma (Architect and Professor of Architecture at the University of Tokyo) and Antoine Picon (Professor of History in Architecture and Technology at Harvard GSD). Jenny Sabin (Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at Cornell University) and Philip Yuan (Professor of Architecture at Tongji University and Council member of the Architectural Society of China) will participate in FABRICATE as session chairs.

The Call for Work is open for submissions of built or partially built projects by individuals or collaborators in academia, practice and industry. The submission deadline has been extended. Please submit by July 30, 2016. The initial submission is an abstract of 500 words with 10 images. The submissions will be reviewed by a panel of experts and those selected will be featured in the FABRICATE publication. A smaller selection of projects will be presented at the conference.

Rhino Taster Session at Fab Lab London - 27 July, London (UK)

Rhino Tasting with Bryan Oknyansky - A 3D CAD Introduction
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 from 18:00 to 20:30 (BST)
FabLab London
1 Frederick’s Place
Off Old Jewry
EC2R 8AE, London - UK

Join Bryan Oknyansky, a Rhino guru and international award-winning inventor, for this Rhino Taster Session at FabLab London.

In this workshop you'll learn the basics of thinking and designing in 3D using Rhino.
Whether you've never used or opened the software, or if you've opened it and tried to use it a bit but didn't really get anywhere with it, or if you've already had some training and you think learning from a designer could help you, Bryan is going to teach you things in this workshop so that you will believe in yourself as a designer and maker.
No matter what you plan to use Rhino for, Bryan will teach you: 
  • how to feel "at home" when navigating Rhino's interface
  • how to organize your "world" inside Rhino
  • essential commands to create things in Rhino
  • how to access every single method for creating things in Rhino
  • how to edit the things you create
  • the best way to find answers to your questions about commands in Rhino
  • how to "ask" Rhino how to create the ideas in your head

Create and share WebGL files from your models with 3dxiuxiu

3dxiuxiu is a free export plug-in for Rhino for Windows. Rhino models can be translated to WebGL format then shared through website.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Project for a Multipurpose Cultural Center in the city of Matera (Italy)

New Fundamentals Research Group is a team of Italian architects and academics coordinated by Professor Giuseppe Fallacara. The team is affiliated to the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture (DICAR) of the Polytechnic University of Bari, and develops research projects which deal with the relationship between innovation and tradition in Architecture.

Professor Fallacara students from the 3rd year course in Architectural Design (Master Degree in Architecture - Polytechnic University of Bari), with the support of tutors Maurizio Barberio and Micaela Colella, have been developing different proposals for an architectural design project for the city of Matera. They've put together a video to summarize the outcomes of their projects.

The goal was to simulate the activity of a large architecture practice, involved in the design of a public building, which generally requires the contribution of a large number of architects and designers. Each group had to deliver a design proposal, a rapid prototyped model, an article about their own project and the relative part of the final video. The project concerns a new Multipurpose Cultural Center, a contribution from students in form of new urban and architectural ideas for the city of Matera, which has been selected as European Cultural Capital for 2019. To model their architectures, they have been using mostly Rhino and Grasshopper.

Silvereye - PSO-based solver

Silvereye is an optimization add-on component for Rhino’s Grasshopper.
It is dedicated for single-objective searches and can be used for solving complex, real-world optimization problems in the design space.

Silvereye is based on the Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) algorithm, a member of Swarm Intelligence family of methods. PSO is a type of a biological system inspired by the social behaviors of flocking birds and schooling fish. The individuals in the swarm, the particles, interact and learn from one another to find the optimal solution.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

AAG workshop: Optimize this!

Optimize this! revolves around using different optimization tools in Grasshopper, Goat, and SuMO. This 2-day workshop (September 9-10) is taught by Thomas Wortmann, Aloysius Lian, and Dimitry Demin. It's just one of the workshops at the upcoming Advanced Architectural Geometry 2016 (AAG) in Zurich, Switzerland.

AAG is a symposium revolving around geometry and the architectural design process. It presents both theoretical and practical work of new geometrical developments, and the diverse components of contemporary architecture. Participants include architects, engineers, mathematicians, software designers, and contractors.

Other workshops will be presented in the days preceding the conference, covering elements of modeling, structural design, scripting, virtual reality, and additive manufacturing.

AAG Workshops: September 9-11
AAG Conference: September 11-13

Starfish: New Grasshopper add-on for parametric generation of various patterns

The Starfish plug-in allows parametric generation of various patterns. It focuses on 2D tessellations and can be used to create structural systems based on topological interlocking principle.

Commands included:
  • Tessellation. Main component for 2D pattern generation that is based on numerical representation of polygons as the input. For example '4.8' will result in a tessellation composed of squares and octagons.
  • TI_Block, CurvedBlock, SharpBlock. Generation of 3D interlocked blocks from closed planar polylines.
  • Maze, MazeRandom, Ornament. Components for creating maze-looking patterns.
  • DualPreview. Component for custom preview of breps using separate colors for brep surfaces and its wireframe.
  • Map2dToSurface. Mapping of two-dimensional curves onto a surface with optional inputs of rotation angle or scaling factors in {x} or {y} directions.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

See Fabric for Rhino/Unreal at SIGGRAPH

Fabric Software is presenting Fabric for Unreal Engine at SIGGRAPH 2016, Tuesday July 26th, 2 pm. The focus is getting data from Rhino and into Unreal Engine.

Fabric explains, "Unreal is a great engine for visualization and VR but there are headaches around getting AEC data into Unreal. This session shows a complete pipeline for getting data (including materials) from Rhino into Unreal."

Monday, July 18, 2016

3D printed glass - Beautiful!

The Mediated Matter group at MIT Media Lab is expanding the potential of additive manufacturing and 3D printing.

The research group, a collaboration between MIT and Harvard University, has built an additive manufacturing machine that extrudes molten glass. Neri Oxman, the MIT Media Lab director, and her team have used the technique to produce a wide range of vases and bowls. But Oxman emphasizes that the new glass-printing technology could be valuable for components in architectural design and building systems.

More details in the online Journal of the American Institute of Architects...

Job opening for a full professorship in Aachen (Germany)

The Faculty of Architecture at the RWTH Aachen University is looking for a creative, high potential researcher with Rhino/Grasshopper knowledge and the potential to develop creative software interfaces for a full professorship at the interface between architecture and engineering.

The deadline for application is August 15.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Crystal texture in jewelry

Inspired by nature, Allegra Crespi and Martin Griswold for NVM Design, are using both new and traditional technology to create jewelry.

Using lichen as their core inspiration, they first scanned the lichen, then digitally manipulated it to fit their visions.

The second element is a crystal texture, generated with the help of Python scripting in Rhino. NVM Design explores different versions of the complicated crystal texture until they get it "just right", without needing to manually composing each design option. The finished textures are incredibly distinct.

Every piece is 3D printed, then hand finished by local artisans in New York City.

Read more in the Shapeways article ....

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

KUBRIX-Geo plug-in for Rhino 5

The KUBRIX-Geo mesh generator is an Itasca Consulting Group software product used to build models for hexahedral and tetrahedal meshing in numerical analysis.

Although built for the demanding geometrical requirements of petroleum and mining geomechanics, this unique automatic grid generator is also used by design engineers and researchers in the civil, automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, biomedical, and electronics industries.

You can launch KUBRIX-Geo directly from Rhino.

  • Interactive solid-based mapped hexahedral meshing.
  • Interactive solid-based convex block decomposition for specific use with Itasca's 3DEC polyhedral DEM/Continuum analysis product.
  • Automatic all-hexahedral meshing based on KUBRIX fuzzy-logic block decomposition.
  • Automatic tetrahedral / hexahedral meshing.
  • Automatic octree meshing.
  • Hybrid and multi-scale meshing combining far field and near field meshes with interfaces and joints.
Input format:
STL (closed, manifold, or non-manifold triangular mesh) or Rhino solids (topological hexahedra, prisms, or tetrahedra).

Output format:

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

D+O+F Universidad Veritas - San José, Costa Rica

Register for the Rhino D+O+F - Design Optimization & Fabrication workshop, organized by Universidad Veritas in San José, Costa Rica.

Course Description:
In this class you'll learn to create and edit accurate free-form 3D NURBS models. This fast-moving class covers most of Rhino's functionality, including the most advanced surfacing commands. Also, this workshop will give students a functional understanding of Grasshopper and Parametric design. This will allow them to build on this understanding into more advanced projects of their own. The class also covers information on fabrication techniques with RP or laser machines and optimization and fabrication using RhinoCAM for CNC machines.

Space is limited!!!

Instructor: Andres Gonzalez, worldwide director RhinoFabStudio.
Date: August 22 - 26
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Location: Universidad Veritas - San José, Costa Rica

To register contact Robert Garita or call (506) 2246-4866.

What is a RhinoFabStudio? RhinoFabStudio (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.

Basilica Gospe od Otoka in Solin, Croatia

The stunning design and construction of the Basilica Gospe od Otoka (Solin, Croatia) is by Vyonyx Architecture, an architectural design and research office based in the UK, Croatia, and France.

Vyonyx used Rhinoceros and VisualARQ to realise this non-standard design and maintain BIM data throughout the process. VisualARQ objects were especially useful in creating the curved walls of the Basilica. The designers could freely explore window positions and dimensions without needing to reconstruct the model repeatedly, all the while automatically generating the 2D documentation of every iteration.

The project is currently under construction. See more pictures of this project at the VisualARQ gallery.

Images provided by Vladin Petrov - Vyonyx

Monday, July 11, 2016

Rhino & Grasshopper workshops in LA

SomewhereSomething has announced their summer series of workshops. Take a look at their line-up:

All workshops will be held at:
530 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Questions? Call (213) 986-7663

Friday, July 8, 2016

Waterman Polyhedra now supports Rhino for Mac

The Waterman Polyhedra plug-in for both Rhino 5 for Windows and Rhino 5 for Mac lets you create Waterman Polyhedrons.

A Waterman polyhedron is created by packing spheres, according to cubic close packing (CCP), then sweeping away the spheres that are farther from the center than a defined radius, then creating the convex hull of the resulting pack of spheres.

Some Waterman polyhedra create Platonic solids and Archimedean solids.

Waterman Polyhedra provides both a Rhino plug-in and a Grasshopper add-on.

Waterman Polyhedra is free!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Rhino DOF training, August 8-12

Rhino DOF - Rhino Design Optimization & Fabrication 

August 8-12, 2016
Irvine, CA

Join RhinoFabStudio Director, Andres Gonzalez, for a week-long DOF workshop. In this hands-on, intensive class attendees will learn to create and edit accurate free-form 3D NURBS models. This fast-moving class covers most of Rhino's functionality, including the most advanced surfacing commands. This workshop will also give participants a functional understanding of Grasshopper and parametric design. This will allow them to build on this understanding into more advanced projects of their own. The class also covers information on fabrication techniques with RP or laser machines and optimization and fabrication using RhinoCAM for CNC machines. Details...

Seats are limited, register today!

Date: August 8-12, 2016
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Price: US$995
Location: Laguna Tools, Irvine, CA

Questions? Contact Jody Mills at (206) 634-4571.

What is a RhinoFabStudio? RhinoFabStudio (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.

CITA and gmp/aac offer two PhD scholarships in Computation in Design

CITA (Centre for Information Technology and Architecture) and gmp/aac are collaborating to offer two 3-year industrial PhD scholarships in Computation in Design.

The aim is to create an in-house knowledge base of advanced computation and BIM (Building Information Modelling) informed by the existing gmp design practice and culture. The goal is to create knowledge and practice examples of how existing barriers in the vertical integration of BIM in the phases of initial design conception and further in-house and collaborative development with external partners. The PhDs will investigate how new web based digital platforms and advances in optimization and machine learning create novel avenues of creative processes.

The PhDs will be embedded into the gmp/aac design practice, using existing design projects as situated research cases. They will be academically supervised by CITA.

Candidates should have a strong knowledge of BIM design paradigms and the wider computational design framework, as well as experience of a large architectural office practice. Candidates will spend their time 50/50 between CITA and gmp/aac.

The deadline for application is Monday 1st of August 2016 at noon.

CITA | Centre for Information Technology and Architecture
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
Philip de Langes Allé 10 / Postal address: Takkelloftsvej 2
1435 Copenhagen K
tel +45 4170 1500 / direct +45 41701731

Warka Water prototype at the Biennale Architettura 2016 - Venezia (Italy)

The awarded project Warka Water can now be seen at the Biennale Architettura 2016, the 15th International Architecture Exhibition organized by La Biennale di Venezia.

A full-scale prototype for a Warka Water, assembled on site in the Arsenale, was unveiled at the Biennale Architettura 2016 on Thursday May 26. A scale model 1:10 and 3 documentaries are also displayed showing the work that has been done: the installation of a pilot test prototype in Ethiopia, 1 year ago, and the future expansion of Warka Warka in 2 other regions, Colombia and Indonesia.

Rhino and Grasshopper were used from the early stages of the project. You can visit the exhibition and Warka Water until Sunday November 27, 2016.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Simply Rhino presenting at New Designers exhibition - July 8, London (UK)

3D Printing: Design Freedom
Business Design Centre, London, N1
Friday July 8, 2016
11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Simply Rhino will be joining the Knowledge Transfer Network at New Designers (UK most important exhibition for emerging design) on Friday July 8 as part of the '3D Printing: Design Freedom ' discussion.

The talk session they are contributing to is chaired by Louise Jones from the Knowledge Transfer Network and will feature Nick Grace (Adams Watt), Duncan Fitzsimons (7th Design & Invention) and Rees Calder (My Mini Factory) as well as Simply Rhino's Grasshopper trainer Arthur Mamou-Mani.

Tangential Dreams: an architectural installation for the Burning Man Festival 2016 - Kickstarter campaign

Mamou-Mani has launched the Kickstarter project Tangential Dreams, an architectural installation for the Burning Man festival 2016 and a statement for a new kind of Architecture in which the Architect is also the Maker. Tangential Dreams is a 30-foot high twisting tower with thin wooden tangent swaying in the wind with inspiring sentences written by people around the world.

Throughout the process algorithms maximize inexpensive materials such as timber or bio-plastic. Digital models (Rhino and Grasshopper) are linked with fabrication tools such as LaserCut and 3D Printers to improve the design and make the project possible.

You can back this project in exchange for different rewards (among them, a video tutorial and private classes on parametric design by Arthur Mamou-Mani himself).

The Kickstarter campaign is ending on July 21st. Check it out now!

Friday, July 1, 2016

AA Visiting School Amazon: Digital Vernacular, August 2016

Infrared thermography of a non-vernacular roof type

Lake Mamori, Amazonas
22-28 August, 2016

After studying the impact of the recent arrival of electricity on the small community of Mamori Lake, this year’s edition explores how these changes can inform a new type of vernacular architecture that deals with this new electrified reality and is highly adapted to the rain forest environment. Through the use of biomimicry principles, digital measuring devices, data gathering and analysis, and digital design tools, participants will propose a new type of "maison tropical digital” that directly responds to the new needs of the area inhabitants, while preparing them for the imminent digital revolution.

About the workshop:
The workshop takes place in a simple but comfortable wooden lodge by the Mamori lake shore, in the middle of the Amazon rain forest. The initial exploratory days of analysis and data collection offer the participants the possibility to discover the astonishing Amazon ecosystem and interact with the local communities. Social, mythological, economical, and natural environments will be overlaid to discover emerging patterns that could inform the design process. The strategies of some plants, insects and animals will be studied to trace parallels between nature and architecture. 


The workshop is open to current architecture and design students, PhD candidates and young professionals.

  • Complete the online application found under ‘Links and Downloads’ on the AA Visiting School page. If you’re unable to use the online application, email for instructions to pay by bank transfer.
  • Once you complete the online application and make a full payment, you are registered to the program. A CV or a portfolio is not required.
  • The deadline for applications is 8 August 2016.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

3D Printing Plugin

3YOURMIND is pleased to announce their updated 3D Printing Plugin for Rhino.

This plug-in connects Rhino to a variety of 3D printing services inclusive 3D optimization and analysis capability.


This plug-in installs 3YOURMIND's 3D Printing Plugin in Rhino. After clicking on the command, you can repair and analyze your model, scale it, choose your material and compare prices of different 3D printing services.

  • One-click upload
  • Shows prices from different 3D printing services
  • Model repair function
  • Wall thickness analysis (for small models)
  • Download of the repaired file (STL)
  • Secure file transfer with SSL

APX+ 201.6 Workshop - July 14-18, Burgas (Bulgaria)

APX+ 201.6 Workshop
July 14-18, 2016
Business Incubator
Burgas, Bulgaria

APX+ workshop started in 2011 as the first event in Bulgaria for parametric design, advanced modeling and manufacturing in architecture.

APX+ 201.6 is the sixth edition, continuing the trend of creation of practical knowledge to use the software Rhinoceros and Grasshopper. The basic seminar is two days, followed by two more days of advanced seminar learning how to model complex NURBS models. Students will create parametric definitions generating practical objects.

This intensive workshop covers most of the functionality of Rhinoceros and Grasshopper, and will expose some methods for working with plug-ins to both programs. Issues such as BIM modeling in Rhinoceros, visualization, import / export of a geometry, and real project tasks will be explained.

On the fifth day, APX+ continues with real workshop practice in which students explore digital production methods with computer-controlled machines and their relationship with digital modeling. The aim will be the creation of a real prototype at a real scale. There will then be one more day for the official opening to present the finished projects and for diploma ceremony.

This workshop is organized and financed by the Municipality of Burgas, with the logistic support of Varna Design Forum.