Parametric Design using Grasshopper 3d

Beginner to Advanced


INR 1500


Date (Batch 2)

12.5 Hrs.

9th- 13th August, 2021

Batch Size Limit- 35 Participants

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Ar. Kedar Undale


Hey, I'm Kedar.
I am a parametric designer, architect and educator who is dedicated to creating digitally fabricated sustainable designs. I have a Master’s degree in Advanced Architecture from IaaC, Barcelona. I have taught in many colleges and organizations like InterAccess, Canada; KRVIA College, Mumbai; SJBSAP College, Bangalore and many others. My motive it to educate and teach people about parametric design to make this design principle accessible to everyone. My website- kedarundale.com

About the Workshop

The term parametric design has been in the field of architecture for more than 60 years but recently during the last couple of decades it has come in limelight and people are thriving to pursue it every day. But do we actually know what Parametric Design is and who started it? Or how do we become a parametric thinker/designer with advanced computational tools?

The workshop on Parametric Design answers these questions by learning and adapting the parametric way of designing. In these sessions, participants will learn how to approach designs parametrically, using a combination of geometric and mathematical tools inside of David Rutten’s Grasshopper 3D, that will bring their design ideas to life.

By the end of the course, participants will have learnt the principles and practices of Parametric Design by employing computational design tools. Inclined B. Arch participants will gain insights into postgraduate level studies in Computational / Parametric / Advanced Architecture.


Live training and Teaching assistance.

Our courses are nothing like a typical courses. Live Interactive Workshops with personal assistance and doubt solving sessions.

Schedule (Batch 2)

Date- Monday 9th August 2021 - Friday 13th August 2021

Timings- 7:00pm – 9:00pm IST ( +30min Q & A post session)

Total Course Duration- 5 Days (12.5 Hours)

Day 1 Monday: Introduction to Grasshopper3D

Exercises Covered – • How does grasshopper function and what are components?
• Transforming Geometries.
• Creating Mathematical Spaces.
Components –
• Point, Nurbs Curve, Loft, Polygon, Linear Array, Area.
• Sine, Series, Pi, Ruled Surface, Contour.
• Session on Data Trees with respect to the topic.

Day 2 Tuesday: Working with Attractor’s

Exercises Covered –
• Creating attractor points / curve.
• Remapping the outputs for scaling the attractors.
• Parametric Brick Facade.
• Aqua Towers in Chicago by Studio Gang.
Components –
• Distance, Pull Point, Rotate Axis, Populate 3D, Line SDL, Scale.
• Bounds, Remap, Construct Domain, Deconstruct Domain, Perp Frame.
• Session on Data Trees with respect to the topic.

Day 3 Wednesday: Transforming Images to Patterns and Forms

Exercises Covered –
• Understanding how images can be transformed to Patterns & Forms.
• Installing WEAVERBIRD plugin.
• Wave pattern with image.
• The MaoHaus in China by AntiStatics Architecture.
Components –
• Image Sampler, Divide Surface, Boundary Surface, Surface from points, Circle.
• Shift Pattern, Combine Data, Vector, Random, Divide Domain2, IsoTrim.
• Session on Data Trees with respect to the topic.

Day 4 Thursday: Exploring Parametric Graphs

Exercises Covered –
• Exploring Parametric Graphs in Grasshopper3D.
• Ripple Effect in Grasshopper3D
• The Wave Structure Façade at Cardiff Bay by Scott Brownrigg Ltd
Components –
• Graph Mapper, Move, Interpolate, Brep Join, Project, Divide Curve, Pipe.
• Range, Shift List, List Length, Cull Index, MD Slider, Vector Display.
• Session on Data Trees with respect to the topic.

Day 5 Friday: Understanding Non-Planar Surfaces

Exercises Covered –
• Working with Non-Planar surfaces to understand the curvature and projection.
• Digfabmty 1.0 in Mexico by Arquidromo
• UGUNS Pavilion in Latvia by DJA.
Components –
• Sweep1, Plane, Rotate, Polar Array, Offset Surface, Pull Curve, Extrude Point, Deconstruct Brep, Surface Split.
• Surface Closest Point, Evaluate Surface, Dispatch, Merge, Expression.
• Session on Data Trees with respect to the topic.

Workshop Requirements

• Please install Evaluation/Trial version (90 days) of Rhino7 (Grasshopper3D included) • Please check the system requirements before downloading the software. A system with corei5 processor and 4gb ram will be enough. • Please bring digital photographs that you want to transform for Day3, Black & White images with high contrasts are preferred.

Participant Work

Here are some projects created by the participants of the previous batches.

Participant Reviews


The workshop was really helpful and thorough. I had a very basic understanding of Grasshopper. However this workshop opened ways for me in the parametric world. As the workshop covered very small project to Large scale complex project I got a understanding how far parametric design can go. Instructor was really helpful and co-operative. It was an amazing experience.

Amit Imtiaz

Parametric Design using Grasshopper 3d

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Course Materials

The students will be provided with all the necessary materials and data after the workshop.


All the presentations made during the workshop will be shared.


The scripts created in Grasshopper by the Instructor will be shared.


The workshop recordings will be shared for reference for 45 Days.