Rhino &Grasshopper workshop is the first in Jordan to introduce McNeel’s Rhinoceros and Grasshopper. It is an introduction into the world of Parametric Design using these two sofwares. Grasshopper is a graphical program language through which one can model complex geometric forms. It builds generative algorithms were outputs to these forms are tied to the inputs of subsequent components.

Rhino is an advanced NURBS modeler through which one does precision modelling, project workflow and organization. Grasshopper utilizes Rhino 3-D as a modeling platform to develop parametrically controlled models with real time geometric manipulation. These two programs are a powerful combination where Grasshopper parametrically defines the model logics to explore variations and optimized solutions while Rhino models and visualizes it. These two programs are essential for architects, designers, engineers, professionals, and students interested in exploring professionally the world of parametric design.


intro to rhino
intro to grasshopper
advanced grasshopper
data management
intro to loops
agent based modelling



The workshop is open to all participants, no previous knowledge of Rhinoceros and Grasshopper is required (although an introductory knowledge is welcome). Participants should bring their own laptop with a pre-installed software.  The software package needed has no additional cost for the participant (Rhino can be downloaded as evaluation version, Grasshopper and plugins are free). These softwares are subject to frequent updates, so a download link to the version used in the workshop will be sent to the participants a few days before the workshop.




15-22nd  of January 2016


Amman, Jordan


90 degrees Studio


Aldo is an architect and researcher. Master in Architectonic Design in 2007, Master in Advanced Architecture at IAAC [Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia] in 2012, Fab Academy diploma in 2014 in the Fab Lab Barcelona, Aldo is an expert in computational design and digital fabrication


90˚ degrees design studio is a multidisciplinary architectural studio that focuses on the triad of Theoria, Poiesis, andPraxislocated in Amman, Jordan.