Intensive Course 3
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EXTENSIVE INTRODUCTION TO THE ITERATIVE GRASSHOPPER SOLUTIONS V1.0

If we consider Grasshopper as a vast and comprehensive computational geometry library, it seems reasonable to utilize it to create iterative algorithms. While Grasshopper itself is not meant to operate in this manner, there are many plugins broadening its capabilities in that direction – Hoopsnake, Anemone and Octopus. This course will focus on comparing the standard Grasshopper workflow and the workflow required by those looping plugins. During the 2-day course we will introduce the participants to proper data management required when looping, develop some classic iterative algorithms and apply them in the architectural context.

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

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Mateusz Zwierzycki
Research Assistant @ CITA
MArch ASP
Poznań University of Arts, Poland

Graduated from the Department of Architecture and Design of the Poznań University of Arts in 2012. Focused on parametric and generative design, which he considers to be a natural way of design thinking. Computational design popularizer, tutor for many international workshops, co-author of the first Polish parametric design oriented website (projektowanieparametryczne.pl ). He developed a variety of plugins: Anemone, Starling, Squid and other scripts and freeware software for the Grasshopper community. In his spare time, he is a geometry enthusiast (awesomeshapes.tumblr.com ).

 

ASSISTANTS

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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.