Rhinoceros workshop has been planned for professionals who are familiar with cad programs, such as Autocad, but no previous experience in Rhinoceros is required. After the workshop, all participants would not only be able to use Rhinoceros as beginners but as advanced users. Therefore, it is an intensive, dense course of 15 hours.


Starting from scratch, the participants will have a detailed introduction about the characteristics of the program and its interface. Throughout the course we will explore different possibilities of the program in producing files for digital fabrication as well as an overview of available plug ins such as parametric software (grasshopper) and rendering engines (V-Ray).

Bio of the tutor: Efilena Baseta

Efilena is an architect engineer, studied in the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), with a Master degree in Advanced Architecture from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). Having developed several interactive projects, her current interest lies in exploring material properties in order to create real time responsive architectural structures. Efilena is an authorized Rhino trainer.

Requirements for participants

The softwares that are going to be used during this workshop are Rhinoceros 5, Grasshopper and V-Ray. The participants should have already installed all the necessary software before the begging of the workshop and bring their own laptop

Tuition fee

General fee – 250€
20% discount for students (student card required)
15% discount for COAC members
15% discount for Poblenou Urban District Associates

Day 1 (18:00-21:00): Interface, introduction to 2d (points, curves) and transformations.
Day 2 (18:00-21:00): Introduction to 3d (surfaces, solids) and transformations
Day 3 (18:00-21:00): Introduction to construction planes, layers and grasshopper
Day 4 (18:00-21:00): Final exercise (design 2d and 3d of an object)
Day 5 (18:00-21:00):Final exercise (design 2d and 3d of an object) and compatibility with other plug ins and digital fabrication