Informative Archetypes V2.0
Informative Archetypes V2.0
Informative Archetypes V2.0
Informative Archetypes V2.0
Informative Archetypes V2.0

INFORMATIVE ARCHETYPES V2.0 is an integrative design workshop focusing on implementing BIM methods to conceptualize stadiums. Students will be designing a soccer stadium at Obere Augartenstrabe in the city of Vienna after learning the BIM tools that enables them to design parametric systems and generate forms based on physical constraints. The workshop will take off from making self-aware BIM Families using intelligent Parameters and slide all the way through integrating them as elements to assemble the final geometry.

Teaming. Teaming is based on “families” made by each participant. Further, teams will devise a spatial concept – a theme regarding their combined chosen design factors. A team’s theme will consist of logical cores – the previously chosen factors – and will be used as a guideline and purpose of the design.

Informed Geometry. Controlling Family Parameters the team’s chosen parameters can be used to derive an overall geometrical concept.

Constraint-Based Form-Finding. Dive into the world of finding form through physical constraints in a BIM environment.


Each generated stadium will have

  • The Field
  • Interior Sitting Zones
  • Structural elements
  • Exterior Skin-system
  • Control of elements via parameters
  • Scheduling of elements by chosen factors
Participants will be exposed to an atmosphere of exploration on the aesthetic potential of such design processes and learn to present their work in an intriguing graphical manner, in addition to extracting valuable information about the design from the model.
BIM design techniques
Participants will be introduced to BIM, learn how BIM can be integrated with external references, its advantages compared to other computer-aided design methods.
Participants will be provided with a 3D model of the site and learn how to extract and use site-specific data to control form and family parameters.
Parameterizing a BIM system
Setting on baseline geometry and conditions of site, participants will further elaborate into BIM-specific workflows utilizing parameters and nested families. Procedural control of Revit families through Dynamo would allow highly responsive and informed system.
Constraint-Based Form-Finding
Applying physical constraints to find generative forms such as minimal surfaces, and simulating cloth-like shapes using the Dynashape package for Dynamo.
  • Modeling/Massing skills in a BIM environment
  • Manipulation of parametric families
  • Extended parametrically driven BIModeling using Dynamo
  • Interactive constraint-based form finding in Dynamo
  • Physics based form finding with Dynashape
  • Advanced scheduling of populated geometry
  • Graphical presentation techniques in Revit
  • Project visualization using V-ray for Revit
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.
  • Autodesk Revit (Latest version)
  • Dynamo for Revit (Latest version with necessary packages to be announced prior to workshop)
  • V-Ray for Revit (Latest version)
  • Dynashape for Dynamo
  • Adobe Photoshop
Informative Archetypes V2.0 will expand from 07 July – 12 July 2018.
Daily meetings will take place from 10:00 to 18:00 at TU Wien, Karlsgasse 11, Erdgeschoss, Seminarraum 1 Wien 1040.
Participants will first work individually and then be combined into groups.
There will be a final presentation of your groups work containing renderings and diagrams on 12 July, 2018.
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 there is no previous software experience required.
Participants need to bring their own laptops or workstations.
Please note that places are very limited on a first pay first serve basis!



Informative Archetypes V2.0
Arek Keshishian
Member @ DesignMorphine
Founder & CEO @ Skillshop
Workshop Leader @ TUMO
Arek Keshishian is a practicing architect, advanced architectural design enthusiast, BIM specialist, consultant, teacher. Arek has been organizing and conducting various workshops and courses of different formats throughout his career. Having taught more than 300 people so far, his organization Skillshop is regarded to be the most advanced architectural design training center in Armenia. He enjoys constant exploration of new methods of design and automation of tedious workflows, which lead him to self-teach various software and participate in many international workshops. The longer he did this, the more he realized it’s not about the software, but the ideas expressed and the theories that a project embraces are what matters. Teaching highlights include leading the Informative Archetypes V1.0  workshop in July 2017 by Design Morphine, leading the Implicit Aesthetics workshop by TUMO in January 2017.


Informative Archetypes V2.0
Long Nguyen
Research Associate @ ICD Stuttgart
Long Nguyen is a Research Associate at the Institute for Computational Design, where he joined in October 2014. His academic background is in Computer Science, with an emphasis in 3D Computer Graphics. He holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from Cambridge University and a Master degree with Distinction in Computer Graphics and Virtual Environment from University College London (UCL).
Long started to be involved with the architecture and building community in 2011, with primary focuses on BIM (Building Information Modelling) and computational design. He developed a small collection of Revit plugins that expands the conceptual modelling capabilities of the software and organized a number of workshops to train architecture students in computational design and thinking using these plugins. In 2013, Long participated in two Zaha Hadid Architects projects in Morocco and China as a technology consultant, in which he led the development of a tool set that enable the shared modelling workflow between Rhinoceros/Grasshopper and Revit.
Long’s current research at the ICD primarily focuses on evolutionary methods as exploratory design tools. He also has a great passion for teaching programming, algorithms, mathematics and computational design thinking, especially to architecture students and practitioners.



Informative Archetypes V2.0
Alexander Ahmed
Member @ DesignMorphine
Founder of 2b3d visuals 
Student @ Die Angewandte
Alex is currently a student at Die Angewandte finishing up his degree. In the past he has worked for Samsung as a 3D Generalist. Currently Alex runs his founded visualization company, 2b3d Visuals, which is quickly gaining clientele. His interests consist of parametric furniture design, structural optimization techniques, and visualization.  Having such a wide range of interests, he has attended many workshops across varied topics. The workshops consist of Past Forward, Drift Dreams, and Iterative Interpretations held by 3D-Dreaming and Rese arch. He has also attended Visual Machine V1.0 and Dynamic Mutations V3.0 workshops held by DesignMorphine. Additionally, he was a tutor for the 3D-Dreaming and Rese arch workshop, Spring Species. The accumulation of these workshops has provided Alex with a huge database of knowledge for varied design software. 


Informative Archetypes V2.0
Junghwo Park
BIM Manager @ ATP architekten Wien
Principal @ Point One Studio
Junghwo Park has completed a Bachelor of Architectural Design at RMIT University, Melbourne and Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) at Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien. Junghwo has an exceptional range of experience in architecture, industrial design, graphic design in Australia, Austria, Germany and Korea. He has a well-developed technical grasp of presentation as applied to both building and graphic design practice. In particular, he is specialized in BIM (Building Information Modeling) management and documenting. This skills and knowledge allows him to provide highly efficient services for clients. In 2013, he taught BIM Elective course at RMIT University, Melbourne. In 2015 and 2017 he taught BIM Workshop at Studio Zaha Hadid, Vienna and Faculty of Architecture, Brno respectively. He is interested in advanced architectural design and building technologies. He believes that digital computational technology is getting more and more important for the future generation of the architects.

TU Wien, Karlsgasse 11, Erdgeschoss, Seminarraum 1 Wien 1040