Algorithmic Accessories V4.0
Algorithmic Accessories V4.0
Algorithmic Accessories V4.0

Fabrication with 21st century machinery is increasingly becoming a vital skill for those working in all branches of design, from architecture to furniture or fashion. Some require large apparatus, and some can be obtained with a small-scale 3D printer. By learning how to design and how to build in the micro word, one can start to understand the basics of digital fabrication. Therefore, the Algorithmic Accessories V4.0 Workshop is not only aimed to jewelry designers, but to all who are interested in pairing computational design with real-life, buildable strategies Jewelry designing is an ancestral technique, that has always required careful crafting and state-of-the-art machines. However, the current skill of the craftsman lies not in his ability to handle a tool, but in his understanding of it – by comprehending the 3D printing language and its particularities, one can develop an entirely new language of expression. This language can be continuously and infinitely being digressed through algorithm-based design, which in its optimized parameters can produce incalculable results. During the workshop you will create modeling and fabrication strategies for one of the smallest elements that is used to embellish the human body – a ring. The challenge will be to design something that is printable, that takes into consideration the logic of the machine and that, of course, is aesthetically relevant in the current design paradigm.


Students will go from having no previous knowledge of Grasshopper to being able to understand the algorithm-based methodology and manipulate it into creating fabric table designs. The participants will learn how to start a shape, manipulate it, customize and iterate it, and eventually fabricate it. All the students will have the opportunity to print their designs, thus being able to see the faults and errors but also the strengths of their pieces. The participants will also learn the basics of Keyshot rendering, one of the fastest visualization tools available, in order to create relevant preview for their desired designs.

  • Introduction to Grasshopper and algorithmic geometry
  • Basics about creating wearable accessories
  • Creation and customization of complex geometries through parametric modeling
  • Rendering basics
  • Fabrication & 3D Printing
Each Participant should provide their own computer with the following software installed. If you do not have a software, trial versions can be found on each software company’s website. We 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, we may be able to help you during the workshop.
  • Rhinoceros 5.0 or greater
  • Grasshopper (Plugins: Pufferfish, Lunchbox, MeshTools, Mesh Edit, Mesh+, Weaverbird)
  • Keyshot
  • Adobe Suite
ALGORITHMIC ACCESSORIES V4.0 will expand from 20 – 23 February, 2019.
Daily meetings will take place from 10:00 to 18:00 at TU Wien, Karlsplatz 13, Hauptgebäude, Stiege 1, 2. Stock Projektraum 15, Wien 1040.
There will be a final presentation of your groups work containing renderings and diagrams on 23 February, 2019.
All projects will be published on DesignMorphine’s web page.
All participants who complete the workshop will receive a certificate of completion.
For attending the workshop and intensive courses there is no previous software experience required.
Participants need to bring their own laptops or workstations.
3D printers will be available for use on site.
Please note that places are very limited on a first pay first serve basis!



Algorithmic Accessories V4.0
Lidia Ratoi
Member @ DesignMorphine
Researcher @ KADK
Lidia Ratoi is a computational designer and researcher focusing on robotic fabrication, graduated from IAAC Barcelona in 2017. She currently resides in Copenhagen where she works as a researcher at KADK (The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts), focusing on environmental research and fabrication strategies. She is also interested in writing, currently being a contributing editor at CLOT Mag and having previously been a senior editor for Arch2O Magazine. Previous work experience include being a Grasshopper and digital strategies tutor for SLA S/A Copenhagen, digital researcher at i{n}stance and collaborator at Noumena Barcelona.
Algorithmic Accessories V4.0
Eva Blšáková
Member @ DesignMorphine
Member @ SYNArchitecture
Eva is an architectural designer with interests focused on interdisciplinary interaction and multimedia communication based on architecture, arts and computational design. Eva received a Master Degree in Architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where she studied under Prof. Zaha Hadid. Because of her big passion for digital fabrication and rapid prototyping she started Fab Academy in IAAC in Barcelona, where she also assisted with several projects in Fab Textiles Lab. During her study years she worked in Bollinger+Grohmann Ingenieure and after receiving her degree she gained a professional experience in several architectural offices as Coop Himmelb(l)au, DMAA, Studio Acht. She also collaborated with Noumena and Reshape. In addition to this Eva is also participating in media activities on a regular basis, what includes publishing on various online and printed platforms.



Algorithmic Accessories V4.0

Georg Lobe

Working for an architecture office on projects of different scale, he gained experience on various stages of the planning and construction process. Georg currently started his MSc in Architecture at TU Wien (Vienna Technical University), focusing on computational design. Always improving his ability and knowledge in digital architecture like modelling, rendering, simulating he uses various platforms such as Rhino/Grasshopper, C4D, Unreal Engine etc. Due to his background in programming and his interest in architectural design, he found in computational design the perfect way to combine those fields.



TU Wien, Karlsplatz 13, Hauptgebäude, Stiege 1, 2. Stock Projektraum 15, Wien 1040

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