Nurbs Ware OSL
Nurbs Ware OSL
Rhinoceros is the leading NURBS modeling software. In this short one day course we will explore the differences between mesh and NURBS surface and the advantages of each. Students will first learn how to navigate Rhinos user interface and understand how to use Rhinos tools. Afterwards students will go through practice tutorials learning how to make hardware specific to clothing for the purpose of 3d printing. These hardware pieces include items such as zippers, buttons, hooks, etc. The reason the students will learn how to make custom clothing hardware is for their research at the Open Styles Lab which accommodates custom clothing for people with disabilities.
  • Intro to Rhino 5 and user interface
  • Basic Nurbs modeling techniques and theory
  • Modeling of custom hardware for clothing
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
Nurbs Ware OSL will take place on 25 June, 2016.
Workshop will take place from 9:00 to 18:00 at M.I.T. in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
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.
The workshop is only open to current M.I.T. Open Styles Lab students.



Nurbs Ware OSL
Michael Pryor 
Design Director @ DesignMorphine
Designer @ Trahan Architects
Founder @ [FORMul[a]RCH]
Michael Pryor is a NYC based architectural and computational designer involved in various major built or in construction works in the US, China, Dubai, and Lebanon and is currently a Designer at Trahan Architects and Design Director for DesignMorphine. In the past, he has worked at SOMA Architects, OLI Architecture, and [AY] Architecture on a range of architectural design projects ranging from museums, housing, restaurants, furniture, products, and prototypes. He was granted The New York Society of Architects Matthew W. Del Gaudio award for excellence in total design upon graduation. Additionally, Michael is the founder of the grasshopper blog [FORMul[a]RCH] and avid forum aide. He has been the tutor to multiple design and parametric design workshops organized by Rese.Arch, 3D-Dreaming, the AA visiting school Paris with [Ay] Studio, MIT, Open Styles Lab, Harvard GSD, and DesignMorphine.
Nurbs Ware OSL
Pavlina Vardoulaki
 Greece & Bulgaria
Co Founder & Creative Director @ DesignMorphine
Architectural Designer @ Laguarda Low Architects 
MArch II Distinction AA Design Research Lab 
MArch I Honours Civic Buildings UACEG
Pavlina Vardoulaki is an architect and designer based in New York City. She is the Co-Founder & Creative Director of DesignMorphine and is responsible for making connections, creating ideas for new topics, organizing and teaching workshops for DesignMorphine. She has also tutored collaborations with MIT and Harvard GSD. Ms. Vardoulaki is also currently employed at Laguarda Low Architects in New York working on large scale developments ranging from masterplans to mixed use and public projects. She has also worked at Foster + Partners on residential and mixed use high rise buildings in Abu Dhabi. Pavlina has experience in interactive design projects from Minimaforms and her involvement as Consultant and Maya Software Tutor at the Architectural Association’s world renowned Design Research Laboratory in London. Her project “HyperCell” created by Pavlina and her team from the DRL was exhibited at ACADIA, the Foster+Partners Graduate Show in London, the National Endowment for Science (NESTA), Technology and the Arts in London UNESCO, XIV World Triennial of Architecture. In addition, she has participated in a number of prestigious design collaborations such as the Ferrari Design and AA School of Architecture vehicle design collaboration, the Zaha Hadid Studio workshop for Parametric Urbanism and the Louis Vuitton & AA School of Architecture Retail Design Collaboration.