Am 5. Oktober 2017 veranstaltet McNeel Europa ein Rhino-Anwendertreffen an der UdK Berlin.

Nehmen auch Sie daran teil und bringen Sie Ihr Wissen über Digitales Design and Fertigung auf den neuesten Stand.

Erhalten Sie Anregungen von Experten unterschiedlicher Industriezweige: Architektur, Engineering, Produktdesign, Virtuelle und Erweiterte Realität, Visualisierung, 3D-Druck, robotisiertes Fräsen, Umweltanalyse und viele weitere!

Erhalten Sie aktuelle Informationen zu Rhino WIP, Grasshopper und food4Rhino.

Sehen Sie bei Vorführungen zu und sammeln Sie Praxis-Erfahrungen bei den Live-Software-Demos unserer Ausstellungspartner.

Werfen Sie einen Blick in das Vorprogramm (Veranstaltungen finden entweder auf Deutsch oder auf Englisch statt).


Versäumen Sie auch nicht diese Veranstaltungen am 4. Oktober in Berlin:


McNeel Europe organizes a Rhino User Meeting at the UDK Berlin on the 5th October 2017.

Come join us and learn more about state-of-the-art Digital Design and Fabrication.

Get inspiration from industry experts in different fields: Architecture, Engineering, Product Design, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Visualization, 3D Printing, Robotic milling, Environmental Analysis, and much more!

Get the latest news about Rhino WIP, Grasshopper and food4Rhino.

Watch presentations and get hands-on with live software demonstrations from our exhibitor partners.

Check the preliminary programm (*presentations will be either in German or English).


Don’t miss these 2 other events on the 4th October in Berlin:


Carlos Pérez Albà


Carlos Pérez Albà (Barcelona, 19th March 1975) is currently the EMEA Sales, Marketing and Business
Development Manager at McNeel, developer of Rhinoceros, one of the most popular 3D Modeling
Carlos joined the company in October 2000 doing technical support and training to end users and
resellers, and very soon he was helping these at tradeshows, events and workshops.
During all these years he helped grow the network of resellers and trainers, as well as establishing
strong partnerships with hardware and software developers in a variety of existing and new market
segments (Industrial Design, Architecture, Jewelry, Naval, Footwear, Education, etc.).
He’s also the cómpany’s Community Manager (blog, facebook page and eNews) and the Product
Manager of the new “app store” food4Rhino.
Carlos did his Secondary and High School at the German School Barcelona, then studied Economics at
the University of Barcelona and Otto-Friedrich Universität Bamberg, as well as Ilustration (Graphic
Design) at Escola Massana Barcelona. Recently he completed a 6-month Executive Education program at
IESE Business School in Barcelona.

Rodrigo Bárcena

Rodrigo Bárcena (Oviedo, 1983) joined McNeel Europe in 2007, where he coordinates the Technical Support and Training department. Since then he has taught hundreds of users the insights of NURBS modeling, all across Europe. Between 2013 and 2016 he has collaborated with studio Ramos & Bassols, participating in furniture and light design projects for customers as Kristalia, Vibia and Actiu (with whom the Wing chair obtained a Red Dot and IF award in 2015.) Starting 2017, he will be lecturing at the Product Development Master in ESdesign Barcelona.

Daniel Schmitter


Daniel Schmitter is the founder and head of innovation and technology at Mirrakoi and the main inventor of augmented CAD. Prior to founding Mirrakoi he has worked for four years at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology as a researcher on spline theory with applications in engineering, CAD, and computer graphics. Daniel Schmitter’s research on splines has been awarded at IEEE ICIP 2015, the primary international research conference in image processing and he has received multiple technology transfer awards related to his work on augmented CAD. Daniel Schmitter previously worked as an engineer in the CAE industry for Siemens Healthcare where he developed novel algorithms for 3D shape characterization in medical resonance imaging.

Judyta Cichocka


Judyta is COO and  a leader of the Project Department at Parametric Support, a PhD candidate in Architectural Design Optimization (ADO), founder of Code of Space – ­a firm running parametric trainings, the main partner of Absolute Joint System. She tutored on parametric design and optimization at Victoria University of Wellington & at the most renown conferences on computational design such as: Advances of Architectural Geometry 2014 and 2016, CAADRIA 2017 in China and IASS 2017. Judyta received Minister of Education’s award for outstanding scientific achievements for doctoral students in 2016. Judyta has established numerous collaborations with universities, research centers in Austria, Italy, UK, Poland, Australia, New Zealand and Russia. She collaborated with industrial partners in order to introduce novelty into well-­established markets of steel design.

Francesc Salla


Francesc Salla is an architect graduated at the ETSAV in 2008 and joined Asuni in 2010. Francesc is the Product Manager of VisualARQ and Lands Design, the two main products of Asuni.

Jan Kokol


Jan Kokol PhD, born 1978 in Ljubljana/Slovenia, studied Architecture at the Technical University Graz, the Faculdade de Arquitectura Lisboa, the Chiba-Dai University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Harvard, GSD. Kokol was working for diverse international architecture firms as Günther Domenig, Miralles Tagliabue, Opersis/ Zaha Hadid and UNStudio.

In relation to his PhD about Mass Customization Kokol was researching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under supervision of Prof. Nader Tehrani as at the Harvard, GSD under Professor Martin Bechthold. As a member of the Design Robotics Group GSD Kokol developed the Robokline project, a case study for his PhD research. The Robokline project, in terms of a Robotic painting, was questioning the uniqueness of Art as the relation to Robotic precision contrary to Craftsmanship.

Currently Kokol is leading his Design and Visualization Company IMAGO Design and working as a design consultant for major design firms.

Holger Jahns

Holger Jahns startete im Handwerk. Auf die Lehre zum Metallbauer folgte eine
Ausbildung zum Möbeltischler, im Anschluss studierte er in Amsterdam Design und
absolvierte schließlich eine Meisterklasse für Tischlerei und Raumgestaltung in Graz.

Der praktische Zugang prägte den Gestalter – bis heute begreift er seine Entwurfsarbeit
als umfassende Auseinandersetzung mit Material und Engineering-Prozessen. Beim
umweltfreundlichen Werkstoff Glas verblüfft Jahns das – verglichen mit anderen
thermisch formbaren Baustoffen – ausgesprochen schlanke Angebot von smarten
Halbzeugen für spezifische Problemlösungen.

Neben der Tätigkeit im eigenen Studio lehrte Holger Jahns über Jahre an der UdK Berlin
und an der Universität Bozen, mit Schwerpunkt auf digitalen Technologien im Design.

Ralf Lindemann

Ralf is a qualified architect with over 12 years of experience. He leads the firm wide integration of state-of-the-art technology and directs the vision and team dedicated to a dynamic and progressive digital agenda. He has a particular interest in generative, emergent and responsive forms and has extensive experience in the use of computational design software.

At Pilbrow & Partners Ralf worked on a variety of projects and has been leading Alpha Square, a 60 storey mixed–use development, where he is integrating latest Parametric/BIM technologies not only to produce innovative architectural forms but also to streamline the design process and create new efficiencies. Together with his team he develops highly bespoke 3d models to facilitate an iterative design approach. This way of thinking enables him to create powerful workflows and tools that help to explore new and refined solutions while reducing time and resources.

Prior to joining Pilbrow & Partners Ralf was an Architect/Computational Designer at SimpsonHaugh where he worked on a variety of high profile national and international projects, including One Blackfriars, a 50 storey residential tower in London currently under construction.

As a key-member of the Design Computing Community, a social network of professionals within the building industry with close contact and collaboration with academic institutions and technology organizations, he organizes quarterly events and talks focused on the advancements in practice.

As member of the non-profit smartgeometry Group, an international forum for design computation and education, he organizes annual conferences and workshops.

Riccardo La Magna


Riccardo La Magna is a structural engineer active both in research and practice. He received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart with a thesis on bending-active structures, focusing in particular on the simulation and nonlinear analysis of elastic mechanism. He has recently conducted research in the field of composite materials at the Chair for Structural Design and Technology (KET) of the UdK Berlin and is now project engineer at str.ucture GmbH. In his research he focuses on simulation technology, innovative structural systems, and new materials for building applications.

Philipp Längst


Philipp Längst is working as a structural engineer at str.ucture GmbH in Stuttgart (Germany). He received a B.Sc. degree (2012) in Civil Engineer from the University of Stuttgart before he joined Foster + Partners, Structural Engineering Department, London, UK in 2013. He graduated from University of Stuttgart with a M.Sc. degree in Civil Engineer in 2015, which included a research visit to the Chair of Structural Analysis, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kai-Uwe Bletzinger, Technical University of Munich with focus on isogeometric methods and its advantages for structural design. His interests focus on linking architectural and structural design with new technologies in computational analysis methods in order to explore and exploit new approaches in structural design.

Alex Schiftner

Alex Schiftner studied Applied Math at Vienna University of Technology, and started his career as Technical Director of Evolute. In 2015 Alex co-founded ShapeDiver, an online platform specialised in parametric 3D. ShapeDiver makes it simple to create 3D product configurators based on Grasshopper models.

Hanno Stehling


Hanno Stehling Dipl.-Ing. Architekt SIA

Hanno Stehling is partner and head of software development at the digital fabrication consultancy Design-to-Production in Zurich.

He graduated with a diploma in architecture from University of Kassel, Germany, where he studied under Prof. Manfred Grohmann (Bollinger + Grohmann) and Prof. Frank Stepper (Coop Himelb(l)au). He has a strong background in computer programming and gradually focused his studies onto the intersection between architecture and computer science. He worked as a freelance programmer and as computational designer for renowned architects like Bernhard Franken before joining Design-to-Production in 2009.

Hanno Stehling is co-founder of the online platform and gives modelling and scripting classes to both academic and professional audiences.

Yavor Stoikov


Yavor Stoykov is a 3D Artist with many years of experience in 3D modelling and visualization. He holds an MA in Architecture from the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia, Bulgaria. Yavor joined the Chaos Group 3D team in 2010, after working for an architectural practice. Since then he has been one of the main driving forces behind the creation of the V-Ray Training Programs and all the company’s arch-viz demos.

Atsuo Nakajima


Digital Modeling Expert
Founder and Director of AppliCraft, Founder and CEO of Griffin Design Systems
Lecturer of “Digital modeling” at “Keio University” and “Musashino Art University”.
Master distributing of Rhino in Japan since 1998.

After familiarizing Rhino and Free form surface modeling in Japan, through own digital modeling expertise, consulting and developing of digital design for various field, including automotive, architectural, product and so on.

The author of 6 Rhino and Grasshopper related books.
ISBN-13: 978-4899774600
ISBN-13: 978-4899773900
ISBN-13: 978-4899774068
ISBN-13: 978-4899774396
ISBN-13: 978-4899774600
ISBN-13: 978-4899774655

Norbert Palz


Norbert Palz (*1970) is a German architect, researcher and teacher. He studied Architecture at the Technical University in Berlin and worked among others, for UN Studio/Amsterdam and NOX Architects/Rotterdam.

In 2003 Norbert Palz and Robert Banovic founded the architecture office

TARGA that operated in the field of Architecture and Art, with a focus

on digital design and fabrication processes.

After a professorship at the Münster School of Architecture Norbert Palz was selected in 2010 to hold the chair for “Digital and Experimental Design” at Berlin University of the Arts, Institute for Architecture and Urbanism.

His research interests centre on large scale additive fabrication and the post-war avant-gardes in Art and Architecture. In 2012 Norbert obtained a PhD from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts´ Centre for IT and Architecture (CITA), the thesis centred on the application of additive fabrication technologies for the creation of a graded and tunable materiality. Norbert is Workpackage Leader of the EU Horizon-2020 research cluster ArcInTex that investigates textile architectures and processes in the scale of the building.


Norbert Palz is Vice Dean of the Design Faculty at Berlins University of the Arts.

Eva Tucek


Eva, a South African born Austrian, is one of the founding members of Electrodorn, she has had the good fortune of growing up in a family involved in jewellery, but studied graphic design and multimedia instead, however her passion for 3D and rapid prototyping led her to join forces with family in building an Austrian jewellery CAD and rapid prototyping company. Since then her paths have led her in surprising directions.

Dirk Müller


In 2016/ 2017 I focused as an architect on interior design and architecure for urban living, as a docent for 3D design modeling I focused with several of my level I workshops on architectural forms. I also held workshops with modeling in product design (gadgets on iphone passiv amplifiers and chargers, with modeling on juwellery on rings, etc). So there had been and still is a variety on modiling content – as we know – rhino is the engine for this. 😉 We finalized some workshops with 3D printing for prototypes.

Job: Idealist, Designarchitect. Modeling Lab. Find a interior design concept for the Arctic Experience – Development of design facts and content, perception of space, idea, design of iceparts, form of built ins and components, floors, walls, etc.
Technics skills: 3D design and 3D modeling and 2D sketching/ drawing: Rhino. Visuals: Vray for Rhino. Postporduction: Photoshop, Layout: Rhino and Indesign.
iDea and Designfinding: hand sketching and digital sketching, dreaming, meet and talk, researching … Research: Iceworld – polar regions of the world, flora and fauna of the polar regions. Climate, Forms, etc
Areas/ rooms: Warm – The Eiswelten Lounge. Cold – The Eiswelten Eiswelt.
Formfinding: Ice and Water.
Add-on:Video Animation/ Interactive – Floor and Wall Projection – Interactive animations for the user. Video sreens, images
Costs: … top secret

Nicolas Sterling


Nicolas Sterling is a French Structural Engineer – Architect. He graduated from the Conservatoire National des Arts et
Métiers (CNAM) in Paris as a Civil Engineer and from the School of Architecture Paris La Villette as Architect DPLG. He is
Director at SPANS associates, co founded in 2017 in Berlin with the German Architect Elke Sterling-Presser.
Living in Paris and then in London, Nicolas gained 15 years of experience, working internationally as a structural
engineer designer on high-profile multidisciplinary projects including buildings, foot-bridges and large scale art
installations. He worked as Associate Director in AKTII as a team leader in charge of the delivery of complex structures in
the UK and North Africa, such as the “Theatre de Rabat” in Morocco with Zaha hadid Architects. He joined previously
ARUP Building Group and the Advanced Geometry Units, led by Cecil Balmond and Charles Walker, contributing to the
design and the delivery of projects with BIG, Ron Arad, Matthew Richie and Anish Kapoor.

Marvin Bratke


Marvin Bratke is German architect and designer, currently based in Berlin. Following ten years of collaborative experience in academic, research and professional projects he co-founded his speculative research office BART//BRATKE as a network of creative minds in 2014. His ongoing research and design ambitions are focused on emergent technologies in architecture and industrial design, the digital methodology relating both professions and their application in performance-orientated, mobile and ecological building systems. His award winning work has been widely published in several journals and exhibited,  e.g. at the IAA Frankfurt, Munich Design Week. Marvin has been collaborating with internationally renowned office Graft, LAVA and KERE Architecture.

Luca Bacilieri

Luca Bacilieri


Luca Bacilieri is an architect from Bern, Switzerland and the Co-Founder of PARC (Parametricism architecture research collective) where his friends and he try to push parametric design into the mainstream. Luca holds a BA in architecture from the Berner Fachhochschule. Bevor studying architecture he worked as a draftsman in an engineering office.

Gregory Quinn


Gregory Quinn is a structural engineer and researcher based in Berlin. Gregory’s field of research is broad covering novel material technologies, actively bent systems and simulation techniques as well as virtual and augmented reality teaching aids. Gregory’s doctoral thesis explores the pneumatic erection of elastic gridshells making use of novel simulation methods based on dynamic relaxation techniques. Having worked as a freelance structural engineer and previously employed by Arup Berlin, Gregory has experience in high-rise, earthquake and specialist material engineering projects.

Prof. Mirco Becker


Prof. Becker leitet die Abteilung für Digitale Methoden in der Architektur (dMA) an der Leibniz Universität Hannover. Von 2012-16 war er Stiftungsprofessor an der Städelschule Architecture Class, Frankfurt. 2012 gründete er informance in Berlin, eine Beratung zur Design-Integration in der Bauindustrie. Seit 2002 gilt sein besonders Interesse dem Computational Design in der Architektur, so als Mitarbeiter von Zaha Hadid Architects, Foster & Partners Specialist Modeling Group und Kohn Pedersen Fox Computational Geometry Group, die er 5 Jahre als Senior Associate Principal leitete.

Mirco Becker ist DAAD Alumi und Mitglied des DFG Netzwerk: Adaptive Armierung geometrisch komplexer zementgebundener Formkörper

Katrin Jonas


Katrin is a designer with specialist expertise in the design engineering of complex architectural structures. She worked as senior designer and research engineer at the engineering consultancy Buro Happold in London, where she co-founded the Generative Geometry Unit. Katrin worked on projects by architects such as Foster + Partners, Snøhetta and Zaha Hadid Architects.

As a researcher, Katrin focuses on the development and verification of generative and selective computational processes and their transfer to the built environment.

Katrin launched TESSA in 2016. TESSA is a geometry system product that allows designing complex surface structures from repeating parts.

Alexander Hollberg


Daniel Valencia Ferrá

The time as a Student at the University of Arts Berlin was a very rich. I had the chance to immerse myself  in many new fields of thought and to test high end technology. I got offer to spend one semester at OCAD U in Toronto, where I first had the chance to learn to use Grasshopper.
Already back in Berlin, I spend one semester researching around parametric design, trying to find a way in which parametric strategies could become accessible and practical for product designers. In the meantime I was supporting the project Ornament & Distorsion at BAU University of applied sciences in Berlin, where I was in charge of the parametric tooling development.

PROGRAM (PDF version here)


Registration & Coffee


Session 1

Willkommen, Dr. Norbert Palz

Introduction to the Rhino User Meeting Berlin, Carlos Pérez Albà

Rodrigo Bárcena (McNeel Europe)

New In Rhino WIP
Some of the new tools and features that will be included in the upcoming version of Rhino. Modeling tools, rendering and display, the inclusion of Grasshopper, and many more behind the curtain tweaks and improvements!

Jan Kokol (IMAGO Design)

Beyond Digital Revolution
The body of content describes a cross-disciplinary methodology of design generation as execution. Based on complex geometries as parametric environments the presented work is a showcase of architecture, automotive design, jewellery, fashion design and new media art. The content envisions to form a connection between those disciplines with diverse tools as methods of creation (3D Modelling, Scripting, Analog Drawing, Rendering, Animation, VR). 
Modern production processes are being analysed in order to create the relation between digital and analog. Questioning the value of uniqueness confronted with Mass Customization, manifesting the role of the artist/architect in analogy to the Zeitgeist. Presented projects differ in scale ranging from work for internationally renowned architects as Günther Domenig, UNStudio, Zaha Hadid, Miralles Tagliabue, university institutions as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Graduate School of Design, jewellery manufacturers up to personal New Media Art projects.

Daniel Schmitter (Mirrakoi)

augmented CAD, a powerful technology for computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE)
Mirrakoi has invented augmented CAD, a powerful technology for computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE). Mirrakoi provides software that simulates real-world physical contact during the 3D digital modeling process and provides augmented access to the CAD object. Mirrakoi’s augmented CAD technology enables unprecedented efficiency, precision, and the acceleration of the interactive design process for CAD and CAE. Mirrakoi’s technology is the result of more than 10 years of high-level mathematical research and has been awarded with an international research prize at the ‘IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (IEEE ICIP)’, which is the primary international conference on image processing and several Swiss national technology-transfer awards. Mirrakoi is a spin-off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, and is specialized in spline technology and computational geometry.

Luca Bacilieri

Complete parametric modelling of a project

Thesis Schulprojekt Aufgabe: Die Aufgabe bestand darin, ein Hallenbad mit einem Holztragwerk in Steffisburg zu planen Konzept: War eine Welle. Organisation: Schwimmbad, Räume etc. Rhino Grasshopper: wurde für alle Elemente und alle Phasen des Projektes verwendet. Von der ersten Skizze bis zum letzten Detail. Mein Ziel: Ich wollte alles in Grasshopper erstellen. Zuerst schaute ich nach Vorbildern und deren Arbeitsweise, dabei konnte ich viel von Firmen wie Front Inc. Oder Zaha Hadid Architects lernen. Mein Projekt waren zu gross für eine Skript, also teilte ich die Skripte den einzelnen Funktionen entsprechend: 1x Skript für Tragwerk, 1x Skript für Fassade … Weiter ist es wichtig, die richtige Einstellung zu haben und zu sagen, ja wir versuchen das so. Wenn man gleichgesinnte Freunde hat ist das auch ein Vorteil, da man voneinander lernt. Weiter wurde auch mit GH die Modelle gebaut. Mithilfe von Laser und CNC Maschinen konnte die digitale Prozesskette komplett gedeckt werden.


Coffee Break


Session 2

Hanno Stehling (Design To Production)

From Design to Production - Large Scale Parametric Models in Rhino

Design-to-Production is a consultancy for the digital production of complex designs. The services of Design-to-Production range from consulting for parametric planning, detailing,optimization and digital manufacturing, to the development of parametric CAD models and the implementation of complete digital production chains, from design through fabrication, logistics and assembly.

During the past years, Design-to-Production has successfully worked on projects by renowned architects like Zaha Hadid, Renzo Piano, Daniel Libeskind, SANAA, Shigeru Ban, and UN Studio, including the Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart, the Rolex Learning Center at the EPF Lausanne, and the Centre Pompidou in Metz.

Hanno will give some insight into how Design-to-Production utilizes Rhino to achieve highly detailed fabrication models of those complex structures by setting up a hierarchy of parametric components, including interfaces into structural engineering and fabrication as well as management of issues and general quality control.

Riccardo La Magna & Philipp Längst (str.ucture)

Engineering workflows. Tools and strategies for the design of structures.

The increasing requirements of contemporary design have been accompanied by radical changes in the typical workflow of engineers. The development of CAD and CAE tools has vastly reconfigured the way designers and engineers work and collaborate, leading to a more refined and integrated exchange of data and information. An overview of projects by str.ucture will show how these workflows are managed at multiple levels, from conception, through simulation up to fabrication and construction.

As part of this strategy of workflow integration, a newly developed plugin, Kiwi3d, will be presented. Kiwi3d enriches the CAD design environment of Rhino and Grasshopper with the potentials of Isogeometric Analysis (IGA). Isogeometric Analysis methods unveil significant potentials regarding the computer-aided working background, as they enable to use one consistent mathematical model description (non-uniform ration B-Splines, NURBS) throughout architectural and engineering design phases, while geometry transformations or remodeling (such as meshing) become irrelevant.

Judyta Cichocka (Parametric Architecture)

Digital tools changing the face of the industry

In the last 10 years, the AEC industry has been going through major changes, after the financial
crash of 2008 specialist has been looking for new methods of design and construction.
Parametric tools emerged and become a popular design method for architecture and design
companies. Berlin is a true global city of the XXI century, educating and attracting experts and
engineers from all around the globe. We can clearly observe a movement of data-driven,
environmental and social responsible design that is shaping new design paradigm.

Gregory Quinn (UdK Berlin)

SheltAir - pneumatic falsework for the erection of elastic gridshells

The SheltAir pavilion investigates the use of air-filled cushions to rapidly, safely and cheaply erect beautiful and structurally efficient elastic gridshells for events and humanitarian causes. Scientifically developed by Gregory Quinn as part of his doctoral thesis at the Berlin University of the Arts and exhibited at ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory in Berlin.

Elastic gridshells such as Frei Otto’s Multihalle in Mannheim are highly efficient structures, able to cover large spans with very little material or embedded energy. The simplicity of these structures lies in their ability to generate beautiful doubly-curved shell surfaces from slender and initially straight beams. While elastic gridshells are efficient in their built-state, the existing methods with which to erect them are usually associated with significant complexity, cost and time. This method makes use of pneumatic falsework (i.e air-filled cushions)and has the potential to greatly increase the speed of construction for large-span shells (i.e. up to 100m in a matter of days), which would have groundbreaking implications on construction costs and efficiency with promising potential for application in rapidly deployable event covers and shelters.

Francesc Salla (Asuni CAD)

VisualARQ 2 - flexible BIM for Rhino and Grasshopper
VisualARQ 2, flexible BIM software for Rhinoceros adds easy modeling of free-form architecture and dynamic project documentation. The new VisualARQ 2 version brings many new features and improvements that will be presented:


Lunch Break


Session 3

Ralf Lindemann (Pilbrow and Partners)


At Pilbrow and Partners we have developed under my leadership an architectural design approach that fully integrates the latest available resources in technology, modelling and data. It has helped us to expand our ambition, reach and capacity.

Design innovation and insight are central to our work and we harness a wide spectrum of evaluation tools to assist in research, appraisal and optimisation.


Over the past years, we have invested in in-house modelling capabilities to provide accurate real-time feedback on development options. Within my research group have developed these capabilities in response to specific project demands, but we are now using the tools routinely across all new jobs in the office. We believe in the power of in-sourcing: developing our own tools and systems gives us an in-depth understanding of the implications of alternative design approaches. We can work faster, with greater accuracy and we can deliver better results for our clients. The opportunity for architects to harness the power of new analytical and data resources is enormous and we believe the practices that do so will thrive.


Rhino and Grasshopper are an integral part of our skill-set and computational prowess and have truly helped to streamline the design process. In this presentation I will show a few of the innovations and technologies we have developed to achieve an enhanced workflow.

Eva Tucek

Surprise surprise, and other 3D fabrications

Surprise surprise, and other 3D fabrications

Alex Schiftner (ShapeDiver)

A simple way of creating Online 3D Product Configurators using Grasshopper
Custom eCommerce is growing rapidly worldwide. ShapeDiver enables Grasshopper to be used for creating 3D product configurators across different industries that can be integrated into almost any website. In this presentation we show how simple and powerful this concept is. We will present live examples, announce latest features like the bridge to ShapeWays, and provide a future outlook.

Yavor Stoikov (chaosgroup)

Parametric, Meet Realism: Real-time rendering for parametric design with V-Ray 3 for Rhino

When Chaos Group launched V-Ray 3 for Rhino, it set on the path of bringing designers using McNeel’s versatile 3D modeling application ever closer to the V-Ray overall experience, power and ease of use – with a twin CPU and GPU engine, Swarm, new materials, section cuts. Yet among the huge array of new features lay an addition, bringing a unique new approach to every parametric workflow – a V-Ray RT component within Grasshopper. Which, to put it simply, means observing your design evolving at any moment, without exiting the parametric design plugin. In real time!

Now with V-Ray 3.6 for Rhino on the horizon, things have evolved even further, which you will witness in detail at an exclusive preview of the new version.


Dirk Müller (iDlabs)

ANGIYOK project
In my presentation I would like to talk about my ANGIYOK project. The poject is a event location with edutainment and bar character. The theme is the polar world and its aspects.
With this project I would like to focus on interior design of “The Arctic Experience” – located in Berlin Mitte.
I will focus on the 1. designfinding (idea and design for the location) and 2. the design freeze (form/ figure) process and 3. design result (complete interior design) we found by this method.
The project will be finished approw in the beginning of Nov 2017 – Opening is now expected in end of November 2017.

Mirco Becker (Leibniz Universität Hannover)

Bootstrapping Future Architects

Der Vortrag zeigt wie in der Grundlehre des Architekturstudiums an der Leibniz Universität Hannover das Thema der digitalen Methoden vermittelt wird. Unser Ziel ist es in einem Lehrformat für 140 Studenten in überschaubaren Einheiten sowohl Expertise zu vermitteln so wie Appetit auf zukünftige Vertiefung zu wecken. Gemeinschaftlich wird so u.A. an einer Konfiguration von parametrischen Blöcken gearbeitet. Jeder Teilnehmer ist Autor eines Blocks. Dabei werden Themen wie Abwickelbarkeit, Schnittmustererzeugung, Sortierung behandelt. Die Inhalte werden in Vorlesung und aufgabenspezifischen Videos angeboten. Modellen dienen der Überprüft der Ergebnisse, die sich aus den Summe aller Einzelarbeiten zusammensetzen. Im Lauf der Veranstaltung wird die Komplexität der Aufgaben erhöht, so dass sich eine Serie von 3 iterativen Großformen ergibt die jeweils ein spezifisches architektonisches Thema haben.

Marvin Bratke (BART//BRATKE)

Update//Accelerate - Enabling for Resilient Architectures

“Update//Accelerate” takes a look at BART//BRATKE’s work as speculative research office and their integration of software in their workflow at the intersection of architecture and mobility, the influence on advancing software and the ability to design for transformative systems. Showing the design and process (Rhino and Grasshopper as enabling tools) for resilient and adaptable architecture systems and installations that can react to the surrounding as dynamic construct with changing needs in real time. The talk will cover the need for adaptive spaces and flexible infrastructure as demands and dynamics of the city change faster than our environment can keep up to and furthermore show workflows how to design non-finite building lifecycles for temporary or nomadic structures and adaptive environments. A prognosis and research on man-machine and machine-machine relationship (automation, self assembly systems, swarm robotic, AI, behavioural assemblies) in speculative design systems and art exhibitions will be elaborated.


Coffee Break


Session 4

Atsuo Nakajima (AppliCraft)

Rhino and Grasshopper in Japan / Drop3D Cloud for Rhino.

AppliCraft is the distributor of McNeel in Japan, and Atsuo will cover how Rhino and Grasshopper are being used there.

Drop3D is cloud application for Rhino, IGES,STL, VRML2.0, obj, read those 3D data format and transform to SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) on Web site.

Holger Jahns (Konflux)

c--c glas kriegt die kurve
Architekten freuen sich über über möglichst vielfältig einsetzbare Baustoffe. Beton
lässt sich in beliebige Formen gießen und auch Metalle, Holzwerkstoffe und Kunststoffe
sind sehr vielseitig formbar.

Glas bildet eine Ausnahme: Zwar lässt sich auch Glas thermisch verformen, allerdings
ist der notwendige Prozess langwierig und somit teuer. Bei der Mehrzahl der Hochbau-
Verglasungen passt projektbezogen hergestelltes Biegeglas nicht ins Budget.

Das Produkt-Konzept c–c macht den Werkstoff Glas universell kurvengängig und
basiert auf preiswert vorproduzierten Halbzeugen. Die c–c Profile eignen sich für
Fassaden und andere Outdoor-Verglasungen, Trennwände in Innenäumen, sowie
für temporäre Bauten.

Nicolas Sterling (SPANS associates)

TRANSITIONS: The digital / structural design of the “Grand Théâtre de Rabat” in Morocco (@AKTII) and the Brommy New Footbridge in Berlin (@ SPANS associates)

The presentation will first introduce the digital design and structure delivery of the Grand Theatre de Rabat (under
construction), done within AKTII team in London. The project, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, includes a 1,800-seat
theatre, a large open-air amphitheatre as part of a national programme of cultural development located on the
Bouregreg River between the ancient twin cities of Rabat and Salé. The complex nature of the programme and the form
demanded an advanced digital design process for the structural design. The most prominent example of the 3D process
is the structural envelope wrapping around the entire building. A highly automated and parametric workflow was set up
creating the geometry of the concrete ribs and shell.
The second part will then introduce the current design development of the Brommy New Footbridge designed by SPANS
associates. The project is a 110m span footbridge along the border of East Side gallery in Berlin. The footbridge is highly
symbolic and monumental, not only a structure crossing the river Spree but a unique opportunity to create a strong link
above the water flow, between East and West in memory of the Berlin Wall. The geometry definition and the structural
design are done in a continuous iterative workflow.

Katrin Jonas (TESSA)

TESSA - Designing complex surfaces from tessellating parts

TESSA ist ein Geometriesystem mit dem man dreiminsionale Flächen mit wiederholenden Elementen beschreiben kann, also eine Art LEGO System für die Architektur. Der Entwicklung liegt die langjährige Arbeit der Entwurfsentwicklung dreidimensionaler Strukturen  sowie das Studium von Algorithmische Techniken zur Formgenerierung und Selektion zugrunde.

Designing architectural surfaces which are complex and aesthetically pleasing yet simple and economical to construct is a major challenge in the engineering design industry. TESSA addresses this by allowing complex surfaces to be realised from constrained libraries of customised, tessellating parts.

Alexander Hollberg (CAALA GmbH)

Parametrische Lebenszyklusanalyse in der Cloud

Architekten und Planer beeinflussen in einer Planungszeit von einigen Monaten maßgeblich die Umweltwirkungen, wie Ressourcen- und Energiebedarf oder Treibhausgasemissionen, die ein Gebäude innerhalb der nächsten 50 oder 100 Jahre verursachen wird. Im Gegensatz zu Fachplanern sind Architekten meist bereits von Beginn der frühen Phasen, bei denen das Optimierungspotential am größten ist, an der Planung beteiligt. Daher haben sie die Möglichkeit die Umweltwirkungen von Gebäuden deutlich zu reduzieren. Die Lebenszyklusanalyse oder Ökobilanzierung ermöglicht es, Gebäude ganzheitlich für den gesamten Lebenszyklus ökologisch zu bewerten und sie wird unter anderem für die Nachhaltigkeitszertifizierung von Gebäuden genutzt. Allerdings wird sie aufgrund ihrer Komplexität zurzeit nicht im architektonischen Entwurfsprozess angewendet. Der Einsatz digitaler Werkzeuge wie CAALA erlaubt es nun in Echtzeit den Lebenszyklus inklusive Energiebedarf im Betrieb und Herstellung, Austausch und Entsorgung von Materialien in Echtzeit parallel zum Entwurfsprozess berechnen zu lassen. Dadurch können Gebäudeentwürfe intuitiv und effizient ganzheitlich energetisch und ökologisch optimiert werden. In dem Vortrag wird die Arbeitsweise mit CAALA an ausgewählten Projekten vorgestellt. Darüber hinaus wird deutlich, wie eine in der akademischen Welt entwickelte Methode mit Rhino und Grasshopper anwendbar gemacht wurde und nun durch ein Startup in die Praxis gebracht wird.

Daniel Valencia Ferrá (UdK Berlin)

Cerametrics - Parametric 3D Ceramics
3D Printing Clay is becoming the fourth way to deal with ceramic materials… After hand moulded clay, thrown at the potter´s wheel and cast moulded, additive technology is creating a new field of material transformation, which results are currently being experimented and brought to discussion.
Ceramic materials belong to human History since the Paleolithic Era and its production has been adapted by every culture upon the different technological advances. The digitalisation of the Industry also known as 4th Industrial revolution is meant to influence every aspect of human production, creating improved working strategies: replacing mass production for mass customisation. Relocating factory workers to co-working hubs where digital Crafts are emerging.
As part of my BA Thesis I developed Cerametrics: 3D parametric ceramics. A way to create a digital craft. Sequences of syntactical instructions are interpreted by the clay printer nozzle to geometries, where the complex digital design turns into a natural earth material.




Universität der Künste Berlin

Hardenbergstraße 33, 10623 Berlin

Conference room: 312/313 (3rd floor)

Exhibitors room: 310 (3rd floor)

Die UdK Berlin zählt zu den größten, vielseitigsten und traditionsreichsten künstlerischen Hochschulen der Welt. Das Lehrangebot der Fakultäten Bildende Kunst, Gestaltung, Musik und Darstellende Kunst sowie des Zentralinstituts für Weiterbildung/ Berlin Career College umfasst in über 70 Studiengängen das ganze Spektrum der Künste und der auf sie bezogenen Wissenschaften. Mit dem Promotions- und Habilitationsrecht gehört die UdK Berlin darüber hinaus zu den wenigen künstlerischen Hochschulen Deutschlands mit Universitätsstatus. Was wenige wissen: Auch Kunst- und Musiklehrerinnen und -lehrer werden an der UdK Berlin ausgebildet. Die UdK Berlin ist, neben der Uni Potsdam, die einzige Hochschule in Berlin und Brandenburg, an der man diese Fächer auf Lehramt studieren kann.


3D-Metall Theobald e.K.

3D-Metall setzt Ihre Ideen schnell und zuverlässig in hochwertige Metallteile um. Mittels Selective Laser Melting und einem Laserspotdurchmesser von nur 30µm werden Werkstücke aus Edelstahl und Bronze additiv gefertigt. Dadurch werden besonders feine Strukturen und gute Oberflächenqualitäten realisierbar. Alle Werkstücke werden durch Microstrahlen (abrasiv und/oder verdichtend) nachbearbeitet.


Mirrakoi has invented augmented CAD, a powerful technology for computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE). Mirrakoi provides software that simulates real-world physical contact during the 3D digital modeling process and provides augmented access to the CAD object. Mirrakoi’s augmented CAD technology enables unprecedented efficiency, precision, and the acceleration of the interactive design process for CAD and CAE. Mirrakoi’s technology is the result of more than 10 years of high-level mathematical research and has been awarded with an international research prize at the ‘IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (IEEE ICIP)’, which is the primary international conference on image processing and several Swiss national technology-transfer awards. Mirrakoi is a spin-off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, and is specialized in spline technology and computational geometry.

Rapidobject GmbH

Als TÜV-zertifizierter 3D Druck Full-Service-Dienstleister sind wir bereits seit 2006 auf dem innovativen Gebiet rund um Rapid Prototyping / 3D Druck aktiv. Ob funktionale Prototypen und Kleinserien, filigrane Designerstücke oder komplexe Messemodelle wir liefern Ihnen alles aus einer Hand – getreu unserem Slogan „Ideen zum Anfassen“.

–        Wir fertigen Ihre 3D Druck Modelle aus Metall, Kunststoff oder Polymergips.

–        Wir erstellen und bearbeiten Ihre 3D Daten für Sie mittels 3D Modeling, CAD Konstruktion oder 3D Scannen.

–        Ihre vorhandenen 3D Daten können Sie schnell und einfach über unseren Online-Shop hochladen. Der Preis wird in Sekundenschnelle ermittelt, bevor Sie das 3D Druck Modell anschließend online bestellen können.

–        Beratung steht bei Rapidobject an oberster Stelle: Wir beraten Sie hinsichtlich geeigneter Materialien und Verfahren, entsprechend Ihren Anforderungen und Anwendungsgebieten.

–        Diverse Finishing-Prozesse, wie Oberflächenveredelung (bspw. Einfärben), Modellbau und die Verpackung in individualisierten Transportkoffern, können Sie auf Wunsch anfragen.


ModuleWorks is a software component provider for the CAD/CAM industry. ModuleWorks’ expertise in 5-Axis Machining and Simulation is recognized throughout the CAM industry and its software components and development services are used by the majority of the leading CAM vendors.


ShapeDiver is an online platform specialized in parametric 3D. Our technology is mainly applied to create product configurators across different industries that can be integrated into almost any website.
We help companies create very flexible, adaptive 3D Product Configurators and seamlessly integrate them into their current online stores. With our technology, brands can cost-effectively display parametric 3D models of their entire catalogue in their websites.
End users enjoy a more fluid and immersive experience than with traditional images or videos, while at the same time allowing a very detailed level of product customization that might’ve been too complicated or confusing to understand before.


Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries.

Wacom’s vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world’s leading manufacturer of interactive pen tablets and displays as well as of digital styli and solutions for saving and processing digital signatures. The advanced technology of Wacom’s intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with their leading interface technology to express their personality. Please visit for further information.

Wacom ist ein weltweit tätiges Unternehmen mit Sitz in Japan, das 1983 gegründet wurde. Tochterunternehmen und lokale Büros auf der ganzen Welt sorgen für Vermarktung und Vertrieb in über 150 Ländern.

Wacom´s Vision, Menschen und Technik durch natürliche Eingabetechnologien einander näherzubringen, hat das Unternehmen zum weltweit führenden Hersteller von interaktiven Stifttabletts und -Displays sowie für digitale Eingabestifte und Lösungen zum Speichern und Verarbeiten von digitalen Signaturen gemacht.

Die fortschrittliche Technologie der intuitiven Eingabegeräte von Wacom wurde bereits genutzt, um einige der spannendsten digitalen Kunstwerke, Filme, Spezialeffekte sowie Mode- und Designprojekte auf der ganzen Welt zu erschaffen und bietet geschäftlichen und privaten Anwendern die Möglichkeit, ihre Persönlichkeit zum Ausdruck zu bringen, indem sie sich dieser führenden Technologie bedienen. Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter


Chaos Group is a worldwide leader in computer graphics Our physically-based rendering and simulation software is used daily by top design studios, architectural firms, advertising agencies, and visual effects companies to create photoreal imagery and animation for design, television, and feature films. Our research and development in cloud rendering, material scanning, and virtual reality is shaping the future of creative storytelling and digital design.

Chaos Group: Chaos Group ist weltweilt einer der führenden Hersteller von innovativer Computergrafik-Software. Tag für Tag wird die auf physikalischen Grundsätzen basierende Render-Engine & Simulations-Software rund um den Globus von allen namhaften Grafikateliers, Architekturbüros und Firmen im Visual Effects-Umfeld eingesetzt. Die technischen Entwicklungen der Chaos Group in den Bereichen Cloud Rendering, Scannen von Materialen und Virtueller Realität beeinflussen maßgeblich die Zukunft des digitalen storytellings & Mediendesigns.

Parametric Design workshop @ Fab Lab Berlin

Are you interested in gaining Parametric competency to push your design skills to the next level?
Are you ready to learn a very exciting and powerful tool that will take your ideas and concepts to a whole new realm?

This Parametric Design Workshop will provide you with the necessary knowledge and ability to use Grasshopper, a free visual programming plugin in Rhinoceros. The workshop will also include a hands on parametric project.

Das Fab Lab Berlin ist eine offene Entwicklungswerkstatt. Wir bieten jedem Interessierten Zugang zu High-Tech Werkzeugen wie 3D Druckern, Lasercuttern, CNC Fräsen, Mikrocontrollern, CAD Software, aber auch Handwerkzeug und Holzbearbeitungsmaschinen und fast allen anderen Tools, die man zum Erfinden braucht. Wir sind Teil des internationalen Fab Lab Netzwerks und bieten kompakte Einführungskurse an, die den TeilnehmerInnen einen einfachen und sicheren Einstieg in die Nutzung unserer Technologien ermöglichen.


At the heart of structural design and construction workflow, Tekla software from Trimble is building value on the free flow of information, constructible models and collaboration.
The Grasshopper-Tekla LiveLink allows algorithmic modeling for Tekla Structures using Rhino / Grasshopper. The link is a set of Grasshopper components that can create and interact with objects live in Tekla Structures.


Formlabs designs and manufactures powerful and accessible 3D printing systems. Headquartered in Boston with offices in Germany, Japan and China, the company was founded in 2012 by a team of engineers and designers from the MIT Media Lab and Center for Bits and Atoms. With the Form 2 SLA 3D printer, Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, Form Cell manufacturing solution and Pinshape marketplace of 3D designs, Formlabs is establishing the industry benchmark in professional 3D printing for engineers, designers and professionals from a variety of industries including education, dentistry, healthcare, jewelry, manufacturing and research. Formlabs also develops its own suite of high-performance materials for 3D printing, as well as best-in-class 3D printing software.

Parametric Support

Parametric Support provides optimization consultancy and services for architects. The core of our offer is the creation of catalogues of optimal architectural designs that balance environmental, structural and financial aspects.

Our own technology allows us to solve complex, multi-domain problems. Our top expertise lies in radiation minimization, optimal building positioning according to views, daylight hours maximization, structure performance maximization, rational facade panelization. We also offer help in meeting requirements for LEED and BREEAM environmental assessment.

VisualARQ - Flexible BIM for Rhino

In VisualARQ sind Architektureigenschaften und parametrische Architekturobjekte enthalten, die für die 3D-Modellierung wie auch für die 2D-Dokumentation geeignet sind.