Intensive Course 6



The two-day intensive course will focus on covering the basics of Rhino and Grasshopper, explaining fundamental geometry concepts, introducing different techniques for parametric modeling and offering first insights into algorithms for generating and optimizing complex structures. Different add-ons for Grasshopper (Kangaroo, Weaverbird, Anemone, etc.) will be introduced to demonstrate how the functionality of the software can be extended.
  • Basic Grasshopper 3D parametric design and interface
  • Entry level structural optimization techniques
  • General introduction to a variety of useful Grasshopper 3D plug-ins
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 5.0
  • Grasshopper 0.9  (Plug-ins: Anemone, Weaverbird, Mesh+, Mesh Edit, Mesh Tools)
Generation and optimization techniques in Grasshopper V1.0 will expand from 9th to 10th July, 2016.
Generation and optimization techniques in Grasshopper V1.0 is included in but may be taken separately from:
Daily meetings will take place from 9:30 to 18:00 at Union of Architects, 11 Krakra Str, Sofia, Bulgaria.
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.
Drinks and lunch snacks are provided.
Please note that places are very limited on a first pay first serve basis!



Intensive Course 6

Boyan Mihaylov

Workshop Director
Associate @ DesignMorphine
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.
Intensive Course 6

Georgi Kazlachev

Architect & Complex Geometry Specialist @ Studio Tomás Saraceno
M.Sc. ITECH @ University of Stuttgart
B.Sc. Architecture @ Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Georgi graduated at the University of Stuttgart as part of the M. Sc. Programme “Integrative Technologies & Architectural Design Research”. He is engaged with the implementation of material performance, digital fabrication and simulation and complex design strategies into an architectural context and particularly with the fabrication as a design-driver. In his thesis he explored the architectural potentials of elastically bent segmented shells constructed out of timber and further on was involved in the research of lightweight wooden structures in the context of urban extension and re-densification. Currently he is part of Studio Tomás Saraceno, based in Berlin and is working on various architectural projects and he is responsible for the development of complex geometry artwork and digital fabrication strategies. He was part of magma architecture and was awarded “Research Student Award” at the Karlsruhe University of Technology during his initial architecture studies.

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