APX+ workshop started in 2011 as the first event in Bulgaria for digital modeling, parametric design and digital fabrication in architecture. APX+ 201.7 is the seventh edition, which will the trend of creation of a practical knowledge to use the software Rhinoceros and Grasshopper. Participants will have two day basic seminar, then in another two day ADVANCED seminar of learning how to model complex NURBS models, to create parametric definitions generating practical objects. This intensive workshop covers most of the functionality of Rhinoceros and Grasshopper, as will expose some methods for working with plugins to both programs. Issues such as BIM modeling in Rhinoceros, visualization, import / export of a geometry, real project tasks and others will be explained. After the first 4 days APX+ will continue with 2 days of real workshop practice in which students will explore also digital production methods with computer-controlled machines and their relationship with digital modeling. The final will be the creation of a real prototype at a real scale!
The Visiting Guest Tutor this year Octavian Gheorghiu is an architect, production designer and design researcher, something like a chimera, moving seamlessly across disciplines. He graduated from the DRL programme at The Architectural Association in London and now works as an architect and design systems analyst at Foster + Partners within the Specialist Modelling Group. As an educator, he is a visiting lecturer at The Bartlett School of Architecture and software tutor at the AADRL.
Accomodation is provided free of charge, making it easier for students and professionals from the whole country to travel and participate.
This workshop is organized by Varna Design Forum with the support and financing of the Municipality of Burgas.