Parametric Furniture Design with Grasshopper and Rhino V1.0 is an intense course that combines algorithmic methods for 3D modelling with digital fabrication of furniture. The purpose is to produce furniture through the use of parametric design with geometries in a way that allows materialization. The course will go through the processes of constructing a shape algorithm, customization, 3D printing and fabrication. Participants will be introduced to parametric modelling tools in Rhinoceros and Grasshopper which will allow them to create and visualize unique custom designs. For this purpose, 3D printers will be available on the site for all experimental needs. Participants will have the opportunity to get their designs manufactured and learn about all the aspects of the fabrication process. In the end each participant will have his prototype 3d printed.
- Intro to Grasshopper, creation and customization of various shapes through parametric modelling
- 3D printing prototypes
- Visualization with Keyshot
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.
- McNeel Rhinoceros 3D
- McNeel Grasshopper 3D (Plug-ins: Weaverbird, Mesh Edit, Mesh Tools, Bifocals, Lunchbox, Cocoon, Fabtools)
Parametric Furniture Design with Grasshopper and Rhino V1.0 will expand from 27 to 29 January, 2017.
Daily meetings will take place from 9:30 to 18:00 at SEEU Skopje Campus in Skopje, Macedonia.
There will be 3D printers on site for fabrication.
All participants who complete the intensive course will receive a certificate of completion.
For attending this intensive course 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!
Member @ DesignMorphine
Zlatko has been involved with DesignMorphine for some time now and has assisted at several workshops. He has been a tutor for Grasshopper in a digital fabrication workshop. He was teaching first year students about the principles behind computational design during an UACEG practice. He has substantial experience with digital fabrication (Laser Cutters and 3D printers). He has participated and won multiple competitions. His projects are focused on exploring the computational design methods and the ways of optimizing workflow and workload automation. His interests involve kinetic structures, creating active environments and data analysis. His passion is finding real-life material solutions for ideas and abstract concepts.
Member @ DesignMorphine
Martin has participated in numerous competitions, gaining various awards. His primary focus in the field of parametric and generative design is structural analysis, form optimization and agent-based design. His inspiration is gained mostly through mathematics and quantum physics, which he started learning intensively in high school. Martin has experience in many workshops and courses as a participant and assistant. He has participated in Generative Morphologies V2.0 Workshop and Visual Machine V1.0 Workshop and was an assistant in Computation Matters V1.0 Workshop, Intelligent Tectonics V1.0 Workshop, and Generative Morphologies V3.0 Workshop. Martin has also worked briefly in studio GRID, expanding his knowledge in parametric design. He has few projects developed through the parametric principles and has been lecturing for DesignMorphine.
Macedonia & Croatia
ss.Cyril & Methodius University
Currently a 5th year student at the faculty of Architecture at “ss.Cyril & Methodius University” (UKIM), Skopje. Interested and skilled in all kinds of digital design, visualization & fabrication but primarily in computational/parametric design and its usage in Architecture to solve not only complex shapes, but to finding the most optimized, rational & cost-effective solution. Working with generative art as a hobby. Participated in a few past DesignMorphine workshops which resulted in scaled prototypes as well as a 1:1 parametric/robotic fabrication workshop at Die Angewandte in Vienna.