Parametric Modulations: London 2020- Global Visiting School

Parametric Design, in the history of architecture, has defined many rules for current designers and for future practitioners to follow. One of the strongest aspects that are prominent from this style is ‘geometry’. Arguably, there is nothing new about geometry and aesthetics forming the most prominent aspect of any style or era. The language of any style, in the long history of architecture, is visually defined by geometry or shape, beyond the principles that define the core of the style. In the distinguishable style of parametric architecture, geometry has played, and is continuing to play an integral role. And with this fairly young style, there are many strings of myths and false notions associated.

The workshop aims to provide a detailed insight to ‘parametric design’ and embedded logics behind it through a series of design explorations using Rhinoceros & Grasshopper platforms, along with understanding of data-driven design strategies. An insight to Computational Design and its subsets of Parametric Design, Algorithmic Design, Generative Design and Evolutionary Design will be provided through presentations, technical sessions & studio work. Studio work will be focusing on modulation of geometry and iterative form using Parametric Design methods that will lead to explorations of spatial geometries that can be articulated as architectural constructs or abstract artistic interventions.


This workshop has been structured to teach participants the use of Grasshopper® (Generative modeling plug-in for Rhinoceros 3D) as a generative tool, and ways to integrate it with architectural design process. There will be a focus on parametric modulation of geometry that can lead to a design process that utilizes data to inform geometry and space through use of Grasshopper3D and its associated plug-ins that would be introduced during the 3-day program.

The 3-day studio / workshop will focus on inculcating the following topics as a part of the syllabus:

Computational Design Techniques & Parametric Design

Data, Mathematics & Geometry

Geometry Rationalization

Iterative Form Development

Digital simulation of forces

Environmental Analysis (Basics)

Documentation and Presentation

Venue and Dates
Dates: 15th, 16th, 17th January 2020 (Wednesday to Friday)

Venue: Anglo Educational Services (The Montague Room)
45 Russell Square, Holborn, London WC1B 4JP, United Kingdom
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A- Student Category : £ 295 Early-bird: £ 236 (20% fee waiver) (Currently enrolled in a B.Arch. / BA / B.Sc. or equivalent undergraduate programmes)

B- Academics / Post-graduate students /PhD Researchers : £ 345** Early-bird: £ 276** (20% fee waiver) (Currently enrolled in a M.Arch. / MA / M.Sc. or equivalent postgraduate programmes)

C- Professionals / Graduates: £ 395** Early-bird: £ 316 **(20% fee waiver) (Currently working / practicing architecture or similar profession)

*GROUP DISCOUNTS available on request. Contact organizers for queries. *Please note that all participants will be required to show ID proof and student / academic status as per category. Failure to submit a proof of student status (or graduation year proof) will lead to a non-refundable cancellation.


Early-bird Registrations Open: 07th Nov 2019

Early-bird registrations End: 2330 hrs GMT, 30th Nov 2019 [Limited spots for early-bird]

General Registrations End: 2330 hrs GMT, 31st Dec 2019 [Registration will close earlier if all spots are filled up]

*All registrants during early-bird period will receive an online course preparation tool-kit and access to video tutorial to prepare for the workshop in advance. An early registration is advisable to block your spot & prepare well for the workshop.


The 3-day workshop will be taught by the Co-Founder of rat[LAB], Sushant Verma (Architect, Computational Designer, Educator).

There will be an induction on ‘Innovation in Materiality’ given by Adele Orcajada (Partner, MaterialDriven).

There will be guest lectures / talks during the workshop focusing on Design Technology & Computational Design from industry experts. List of guest tutors & speakers to be announced in due course.

PARAMETRIC MODULATIONS, Computational Design Workshop
London, 15th–17th January 2020

Level: Basic & Intermediate (Previous parametric design knowledge not obligatory).

Tools: Rhinoceros3D + Grasshopper3D


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Cite: "Parametric Modulations: London 2020- Global Visiting School" 22 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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