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PARAMETRIC SURFACE ARTICULATION USING ADVANCED DATA MANAGEMENT IN GRASSHOPPER V1.0

The intensive course will focus on introducing parametric modeling techniques in the context of architectural design by using parametric representation and articulation of a surface with in-depth exploration of surface creation and the analysis of it, using Grasshopper. Transforming geometries to create dynamic shapes, creating skins and patterns on an input NURBS surface, sub-division of NURBS surface and exploring possibilities of 3d printable geometries.

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.

Participants need to bring their own laptops or workstations.

Drinks and lunch snacks are included.

 

TUTORS

Intensive Course 2

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.

 

ASSISTANTS

Intensive Course 2

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.

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Boyan Mihaylov
CAD Specialist @ Joris Laarman Lab
Dipl. Ing. University of Stuttgart

Boyan Mihaylov received a Dipl. Ing. degree in Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Stuttgart. His main field of interest includes computational design, computational geometry and digital fabrication. During his university years he worked on numerous projects affiliated with the Institute of Computational Design (ICD) led by Prof. Achim Menges – he was involved in the design and fabrication of projects such as ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2011, HygroScope and HygroSkin. He furthermore collaborated with the Baubotanik Research Group led by Ferdinand Ludwig. His professional experience furthermore includes placements at UNStudio in Amsterdam, Magma architecture in Berlin and Studio 17,5 in Sofia.

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Georgi Kunchev
Principal @ Stephen George International
MArch History & Theory UACEG

Georgi Kunchev is currently working as a Principal Architect at Stephen George International. He was part of the visualizations team CGI Source focused on architectural visualizations and marketing images for some of the biggest UK architectural studios. He graduated from the UACEG, Sofia, with a Master’s degree from the Department of History and Theory of Architecture in 2013. With a team of colleagues from Atelier 3, Georgi won the First Prize Award for the Plovdiv Palace of Couture. They also participated in the competitions for the National Exhibition Centre in Sofia, the Plovdiv central square, the Bologna shoah memorial and the Preston bus station. Georgi also took part in the Generative Morphologies Workshop 2014 with an interpretation of Buckminster Fuller’s Jitterbug. Moreover, he contributed in HyperCell’s Final Project Presentation at the AADRL.

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Radul Shiskov
Associate @ Architecture Construction Association
MArch Interior Design UACEG

Radul is currently working on his PhD thesis concerning applications of the parametric design in interior spaces. He has completed with Honors his master’s degree in Architecture in the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia, in 2013, Department of Interior Architecture and Design. He has been actively practicing as an architect, designing and realizing various projects such as restaurants, TV studios, office and residential buildings. In 2014, Radul participated in Design Morphine’s workshop Generative Morphologies. His project was published and exhibited as part of The City Exhibition 2014 which took place on Blv. Vitosha, Sofia.

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