Dynamic Mutations V1.0
Dynamic Mutations is an international workshop of Advanced Design. The workshop will run using AutoDesk MAYA, Rhino3D and Grasshopper and other software and digital design tools. The workshop offers new design methods helping participants both in concept and practice. Active discussions on the contemporary issues of architecture and design will be held in order to provide participants with an opportunity to share their views and create their own project. The workshop is going to be used as a platform utilising multi-layered techniques and production processes which can control intelligent geometries, calibration of parts and behavioral taxonomies, normalizing an innovative field of predictability. Exploring material intelligence, formal logic efficiency and precision assemblies.
In the Dynamic Mutations workshop we will emerge into Maya’s polygon modeling, pattern makingand animation tools, adaptive skin and kinetic structures, covering all the required basis and getting a taste of its more advanced features. We are going to simulate material properties and dynamic forces with Maya physics engine. Moreover, the design logic and generative processes, as well as the potential of parametric thinking as a resourceful tool for achieving diversity and complexity in generation and fabrication. Kinesis and morphosis will be the two keys of the workshop. The participants’ end result must present both characteristics of these aspects. The goal is creating a project that each participant can proudly include in his portfolio using the state of the art programs and techniques.
For attending the workshop there is no previous software experience required.
The intensive courses “Induction to Maya Modeling and Animation” and the “Parametric surface articulation with Grasshopper” are included in the DYNANIC MUTATIONS workshop.
  • Introduction in Mayapolygons and NURBS modeling
  • Simulation of material properties and dynamic forces with Maya physics engine
  • Animation tools and Maya skeleton system to control complex morphologies
  • Visualization and rendering techniques
  • Maya MEL script for creating customized tools and interface
  • Introduction in Rhino 3D
  • Parametric surface articulation with Grasshopper
  • Strategies for 3D printing
  • Lecture on project presentation

DYNAMIC MUTATIONS workshop will expand from 4 to 12 of July 2015
Daily meetings from 10:00 to 18:00h. at Union of Architects in Bulgaria, Sofia, Krakra 11 Str.
For attending the workshop there is no previous software experience required.
All projects will be published and an exhibition will be organized for the end of the workshop.
Participants need to bring their own laptops or workstations.
Drinks and lunch snacks are included.



Dynamic Mutations V1.0

Pavlina Vardoulaki
Architectural Assistant Part II @ Foster + Partners
Maya Software Tutor @AA School of Architecture
MArch II AA Design Research Lab
MArch I Civic Buildings UACEG

Pavlina Vardoulaki is an architect and designer. She is the Co Founder & Creative Director of DesignMorphine. Pavlina is a Maya Software Tutor at the Architectural Association’s world renowned Design Research Laboratory in London and also currently employed as an Architectural Assistant Part II at Foster + Partners. She has also worked on various architectural and interactive design projects at Minimaforms. Pavlina completed her MArch II with a Personal Distinction from the AADRL, London. The diploma project “HyperCell” developed by Pavlina and her team, as part of the Theodore Spyropoulos Studio, was exhibited and presented at the Future Fest organized by NESTA, the AA School of Architecture, the XIV World Trienal of Architecture by UNESCO and ACADIA 2015. In 2012 she completed her MArch I in Civic and Cultural Buildings and graduated as a Valedictorian from the UACEG, Sofia. Pavlina also participated in a series of world conferences and collaborations, such as: the collaboration of the AADRL with Ferrari design 2014, the Zaha Hadid Studio Vienna “en[Coded] Fields” workshop, the AA School of Architecture collaboration with Louis Vuitton and others.

Dynamic Mutations V1.0

Jitesh Jadhav
MArch AA Design Research Lab

Jitesh graduated from JJ College of Architecture, India. He has worked on major high rise projects, iconic buildings and high end residential and commercial projects in India such as Crescent Bay High-rise Residential, Parel, India; Navroze High-end Residential, Pali Hill, India; Crescent Redevelopment Residential Project, Bandra, India; Brachs Residential Project, Andheri, India. Currently he is pursuing a master’s degree in architectural and urbanism (Design Research Lab) in the AA School of Architecture, London. He is greatly interested in enabling the computer to actively participate in the development of creative design via the use of computational processes.



Dynamic Mutations V1.0

Martina Rosati
MArch AA Design Research Lab

Martina Rosati graduated with Distinction in Architecture at the University of Florence in 2013 with the project ‘AirMotion’, proposal for the new Tianjin International Airport in China. After graduation she started collaborating with the University of Florence as Professor Assistant for the course of Interior Design Lab. Martina participated in a series of workshops such as the AA Visiting School in Rome – ‘Form as (Dynamic) Unknown’- in 2013, Ecologic Patterns’ and ‘Plug-It’ – held by Arturo Tedeschi – in Milan in 2012. In 2014 she worked in Dubai on numerous large scale projects at Dewan Architects and Engineers: Al Rashid Residential Tower, Al Wasl Road Cultural Center, Motor City Mall development and Al Mizhar Nursery in Dubai, Rawdhat Residential and Commercial Building in Abu Dhabi and Modon Villas and Masterplan in Saudi Arabia. Martina is currently studying at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London where she is attending the Master Design Research Lab (DRL) in Architecture and Urbanism, developing a project that involves aerial robotics in the design and fabrication process.

Dynamic Mutations V1.0

Konstantin Doganov
MArch Architectural Structures UACEG

Konstantin graduated with a master’s degree in Architecture from UACEG – Sofia Bulgaria, in February 2012.His diploma project “Flower of the Desert” (designing a futuristic city in a building) was awarded with Honorary Diploma of Chamber of the Architects in Bulgaria and the Municipality of Sofia and was published in various architecture and design magazines. Konstantin served as a tutor for the 1st Generative Morphologies Workshop and has participated in a series of architectural and design competitions and exhibitions such as eVolo Skyscraper Competition 2013, The New Sofia exhibition 2012 and others. Since his graduation, Konstantin is working mainly in the field of architectural visualizations and interior design and he is involved in teaching.

Union of Architects in Bulgaria, Sofia, Krakra 11 Str.