The upcoming rese arch LIVE workshop will deal with digital interpretation of basic composition principles observed in the urban structure and architectural languague of Paris. Participants will be guided through methods of generative design with Grasshopper in a 3 day workshop taught by Ján Pernecký and Tomáš Tholt ending up in an individual proto-project. The workshop will cover the basic workflow of parametric design in Grasshopper, continued with more advanced recursive and iterative methods of Anemone and other plugins.

The workshop will be held entirely in English.


Ján pernecký

Founder or the rese arch initiative, teaching programming to the artists at the rese arch GRASSHOPPER Sessions, at universities in SK, CZ, IT, PL, ES and at workshops Europe-wide, researching generative processes in the context of art and architecture theory. In 2012 creator and curator of Asking Architecture, the Slovak and Czech pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia.

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tomáš tholt

Graduated from Faculty of Architecture, Slovak University of Technology in 2014, in the department of environmental and experimental architecture. He studied as an exchange student of architecture in Madrid (ETSAM UPM). During his studies he took part in several national and international competitions and workshops. He continues in postgradual studies at the FA STU in the field of emergent and generative design approaches in architecture. He works as an architect, teacher and tutor of 3D graphic software. Co-organized and took part in several research projects from the rese arch LAB series, which are directly linked to his research of emergent fabrication.

Line-up: 25 - 27 May 2016

Day 1Day 2 Day 3
Basic workflow in GrasshopperAnemone introduction - iterative workflow in Grasshopper Lecture
List operationsIterations, recursions Individual consultations
Vector operations Preparation of outputs
Operations with meshesIndividual consultations
Final critics - presentations with attendance of speakers of rese arch MEETUP


The participants do not need to have an experience with Rhinoceros and Grasshopper, however, previous experience is a plus. Topics chosen for the workshop will directly lead to application in the creative process and achieving desired outputs at the end of the workshop.

The participants will need to bring their own computers with all the required software pre-installed. The computer should run a proper installation of Windows. Mac users are advised to make a proper installation via Bootcamp. Virtualized installations (via Parallels, Virtualbox, VMWare) are highly unreliable. There is no Grasshopper for Mac.

Most of the required software is either for free or is available as a free trial version:


VOLUMES . coworking 
78 rue Compans 
75019 PARIS

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The fee covers only the tuition on 25th to 27th May 2016. Travel expenses, accommodation and food is to be covered by the participants themselves.


Bring your computer, charger, mouse and a note book. The European electric plug should fit.
  • RHINOCEROS 3D V5 FOR WINDOWS (Evaluation version)
  • GRASSHOPPER® (the latest version)
  • Grasshopper plugins (Karamba, WEAVERBIRD, MESH+, MESH EDIT, MESH TOOLS, STARLING, KANGAROO, Additional plug-ins for Grasshopper may be used.)

Most plugins install the same way - just copy the .gha file into the components folder. To find the folder open Rhinoceros, type “Grasshopper” into the command line and from the top menu pick File > Special folders > Components folder. There are some plugins though, which are not so easy to install, so usually you need to read the readme file before the installation.

No, unfortunately it's not. You need the software to be up to date to keep up with the workshop.
Yes, we'll start with a quick troubleshooting session each morning of the workshop.
You don't – there is no such thing. You'll need a proper Windows installation. We strongly recommend a full-fledged Windows installation using BootCamp. Virtualized installations through VMWare, VirtualBox or Parallels won't suffice.
  • The main Karamba workshop will be taught by Robert Vierlinger and Matthew Tam
  • The optional Rhinoceros 3D + Grasshopper Crash Course will be taught by Ján Pernecký
Of course we will! Speaking of which, if you have any problem finding the place or need any other assistance, give us a call. Either call Matej +421 907 453 501 or Ján +421 907 514 587
  • Take a train from Vienna's Hauptbahnhof to Bratislava Hlavná stanica. The trip takes 1 hour and a return ticket is under 20 Euro. The train ticket is also valid for the public transportation (buses, trams, trolley buses) in Bratislava.
  • Or take a shuttle bus from Suedtiroller Platz via Vienna airport. It takes about 90 minutes and costs around 8 Euro.
  • Check the timetables for the trains and buses at and switch to English or Deutch.
  • Or drive.
The university is in the city center with individual traffic excluded. Generally, there is a problem with decent free parking in Bratislava. Fortunately you come in the summer, when the city is not so crowded, so you might be lucky. The crossed-out and blue parking lots are for residents only. Go for the spots marked with a road sign with a picture of parking hours (and pay the fee) or with a plain P.
  • Walking is the best. Therefore you should look for some accommodation around the venue.
  • Public transport is good too. Check the timetables here and here
  • You can also take a cheap taxi by calling +421 2 16 321 or +421 2 16 100 or anything with this pattern. Another very good option is a phone app called HOPPIN Taxi. NEVER TAKE A TAXI ON THE STREET! In Bratislava you pay around 5 Euro for a ride if you call but you can pay even 3 times more if you take a taxi on the street!
  • Sure. It's advised to stay in the walking distance of the old town, however not inside. It can be pretty loud at night.
  • For a budget solution, check hostels (even from 10€/night) Elephants, City hostel, Backpackers. The student dorms also offer affordable hostel rooms and you'll very probably get a private room.
  • Ibis is a reasonable budget hotel in the vicinty of the old town, but you should also try to find something at Airbnb.
  • If you'd like to have your luxury, have a look at Hotel Carlton or Hotel Marrol's.
We start every day at 10:00, but please, come at 9:30 so that we can do the troubleshooting before we start. We'll have a lunch break around noon and then we'll continue until around 5pm.
We are in a historical building of the Academy of Fine arts and Design / Vysoká škola výtvarných umení, Hviezdoslavovo námestie 18, in the very center of Bratislava.
Room 135. Enter the building and walk upstairs. You will see the signs.
In Slovakia almost every restaurant offers a lunch menu – soup and the main course for around 5Euro. There are dozens of restaurants nearby in the city center, some of which are truly excellent. The closest restaurant is Verne, right in the building of the Academy. For a tasty burger try Regal or Minerva, for ribs to Pivnica u Kozla. If you prefer something healthier, but still delicate, go to Kontakt or Kamenný strom. Great Asian food is at Soho and overall great experience is at U Kubistu. However, for a proper traditional touristic Slovak experience, go to the Slovak pub or Bratislava Flagship restaurant.
Good for you! You will enjoy Govinda or Ganesh Utsav.
Go for the sheep cheese dumplings Bryndzové halušky and try local coke Kofola. The best sweets in supermarkets are called Horalky, Kávenky, Mila and for a chocolate it's Študentská pečať. Beware – they all are addictive!
Sure. Water, coffee, sweets, some fruit maybe.
Evening drinks are an essential part of our workshops. You cannot resist it, you cannot avoid it...
Go to KC Dunaj, NuSpirit bar and NuSprit club, Kontakt , A4 nultý priestor, Subclub (ex-atomic shelter).
We all are, aren’t we? But maybe go to café Fúz – it even means moustache!
Go for a walk in the old town, visit the National Gallery, go to gallery Nedbalka, check out places like Devín castle, Televízna veža, Slavín, Slovenský rozhlas, Modrý kostolík, Horský park, Železná studienka. Or simply invite us for a beer, you’ve got our numbers after all.
It's been Slovakia for 20 years now.
Ru... what? HOCKEY! Yes!
Euro. The symbol is €.