Interscalable MetaStructures

-computational design,-material research | - online workshop | -English


Required Skills: Basic level skills in Rhinoceros geometric modeling and Grasshopper algorithmic modeling.

Required Software: Rhinoceros 6 or 7, Grasshopper (GH), GH Culebra, GH Crystallon.

Required Hardware: PC or laptop.
Maximum number of participating students: 100

The properties and performance of materials are based on their unique microstructures, which can be organized by their characteristics. Metamaterials are new types of materials that cannot be found in nature and their formal and performative responses can be improved. This workshop aims to investigate microstructures found in natural systems, interpret these structures and design new materials that might go beyond natural materials. MetaStructures and their implementations among different scales including material, product, and architectural design will be investigated within the framework of material-based computational design. The workshop consists of three modules including (1) investigation of terms and concepts, (2) interpretation of microstructures, and (3) design of metastructures. Geometric and algorithmic modeling methods will be explored in the workshop. Required digital tools for the workshop are Rhinoceros 6 or 7, Grasshopper (GH), GH Culebra, and GH Crystallon.


Workflow (12.00-15.00, GMT +3)

29 June 2022

Module 1: Investigation of terms and concepts

Introduction to the workshop content: Interscalable MetaStructures (IMS).

Investigation of material-based based computational design.

Analysis and abstraction of microstructures found in natural systems.


30 June 2022

Module 2: Interpretation of microstructures

Module 3: Design of MetaStructures

Exploration of microstructures in digital tool ecologies.

Design of metastructures by using algorithmic modeling tools.

Refinement of metastructure designs.


 1 July 2022

Module 3: Design of MetaStructures

MetaStructures in different scales.

Functional interpretation of IMS.

Discussion and final review

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timezone: (GMT +3:00) Baghdad, Riyadh, Moscow, St. Petersburg
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Sevil Yazici I investigate possibilities to enhance the built environment through the use of technology. My research interests are computational design, natural systems, material systems, performance assessment and digital fabrication. My educational and professional expertise is based on different countries and cultures including UK, Germany and Turkey. In addition to my various peer-reviewed international publications, I hold three patents for my inventions in the US, UK and Turkey. My awards include two Gold Medals given by China Association of Inventions and Turkish Patent/Trademark Office, UK Alumni Awards in Professional Achievement by British Council and the Best PhD Dissertation Award of the Year by Istanbul Technical University (

All workshops will accept 100 applications MAX.