Karamba3D Bake-Off Online Workshop, May 3-7

Karamba3D Bake-Off Workshop
May 3-7, 2021
9:00-11:30 am CEST

Tutors: Clemens Preisinger, Zeynep Aksöz and Matthew Tam

The 2021 Bake-off Series explores different themes and topics over a one-week-long course. Architects, engineers, and designers are invited to participate in this workshop focusing on parametric structures and design. Participants will be asked to develop a designed structural object within the parametric environment of Grasshopper. Led by Clemens Preisinger, Zeynep Aksöz, and Matthew Tam, you will be guided through a series of tutorials in Karamba3D, design critiques, and review sessions.

This May, the focus is on structural shells. The course will cover essential methods of design, analysis, and optimization of shells using Karamba3D. The methods will be tested and further investigated through a case study, which will be developed during the course by each participant. The tutorial sessions will be accompanied by working sessions where the participants can ask specific questions to instructors.

Microsoft Teams platform will be the host of this online workshop. The course will be in English.

What can you expect to achieve at the end of the workshop?

  • Learn the basics of using Karamba3D
  • Design, develop, and optimization of structures
  • Set up a parametric structural system using shell elements
  • Work with loads, load cases, and load combinations
  • Interpreting results
  • Create basic animations from Rhino/Grasshopper
  • Create an interactive cloud model

Course Outline

There are five sessions in total, Monday-Friday: 9:00-11:30 am CEST (8:00-10:30 am BST| 3:00-5:30 pm CST|5:00-5:30 pm AET). Each day there will be a tutorial session, a short work session and a feedback session.

Course Fee

Professionals (includes academic staff): 300 EUR + VAT/ Students (max.10 places): 150 EUR + VAT. Maximum seats: 20. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled 10 days before (April 23).


Prior knowledge of Karamba3D is not required for this course but is beneficial. General knowledge of Rhino and Grasshopper, as well as the basics of statics, is highly recommended. You will gain access to our database of learning resources.

Karamba3D 1-year licenses for non-commercial use will be provided to the participants free of charge. Participants should have a working license of Rhino. (They can download a three-month trial from the Rhino web site.)

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