Fologram Workshop


Fologram - Building augmented reality apps in Rhino and Grasshopper

3-Day Fologram Workshop - No Dates Currently Scheduled - Contact Us if you're interested in joining a workshop.

Fologram is an intuitive toolkit that allows designers to build interactive augmented reality applications for mobile phones and head mounted displays (such as Microsoft’s HoloLens) within Rhino and Grasshopper.
This 3-day workshop will demonstrate tools and workflows to:
  • Create shared augmented reality experiences to visualize designs in context and at scale
  • Work with sensor data (tracked positions, hands, clicks and scans) to interact with parametric models using natural gestures and motion
  • Experience and interact with the existing ecosystem of grasshopper plugins (e.g. physics simulations, robotic controllers, environmental and structural analysis) in augmented reality
  • Augment parts and tools with holographic overlays using QR codes and positionally tracked markers
  • Digitise physical spaces and models using HoloLens scan data and tracker markers
  • Generate fabrication and assembly instructions from design models
  • Develop augmented reality design and fabrication experiences that can provide intelligent and contextual feedback to assist with difficult or complex tasks
  • Work from holographic instructions to fabricate complex large scale architectural installations


Who should attend?

The workshop is open to all 3D content creators: architects, designers, engineers, artists and makers. The workshop will enable participants to create their own AR apps for modelling, sharing and building their ideas. Some experience with Rhino and Grasshopper is preferred but not required. 

If you're new to Grasshopper then why not sign-up for a Simply Rhino Grasshopper Level 1 3-day training class? Details here.

Participant involvement and learning goals

Participants will be introduced to augmented reality environments and event-based parametric modelling within Grasshopper. Participants will design and build augmented reality applications for HoloLens and Mobile and gain confidence in developing applications for a diverse set of use cases within the architecture, design and construction industries. Participants will gain an understanding of the opportunities and constraints of current generation hardware to assist with complex fabrication tasks through the assembly of a large scale light weight structure. All participants will work directly with Microsoft Hololens headsets and AR enabled mobile phones throughout all phases of the workshop. 

Software requirements

All participants will require a windows 10 laptop with up to date Rhinoceros 5/6 + Grasshopper
An AR enabled mobile phone is preferable but not essential.
Workshop leaders will provide all HoloLens headsets required for the workshop.


Workshop Leaders

Gwyllim and Nick are the co-founders of Fologram, a design research practice and technology startup building a platform for designing and making in mixed reality. Fologram’s clients include leading universities, multinational architectural firms, industrial designers, engineers and artists who are building mixed reality applications for full scale construction, public art, architectural fabrication, sculpture, automotive design and cyber-physical visualisation systems. Fologram’s co-founders have held academic positions at RMIT, Melbourne and Monash universities where they developed design research in the fields of mixed reality environments, autonomous robotic fabrication, behavioural design systems and creative applications of machine learning. Their work has been published in leading computational design conferences and journals including IJAC, ACADIA and RobArch and they have given talks, presentations and workshops at international institutions including UCLA, ETH, SciArc, MIT, USC, Stuttgart ICD, UCL, UTS, Tongji and Tsinghua University. 

Check out Fologram's vimeo channel 

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Overview of AR for design and construction
  • Introduction to the HoloLens - calibration and best practice
  • Introduction to Fologram for Mobile - installation and use cases
  • Streaming Rhino models to AR devices
  • Streaming sensor data to Grasshopper
  • Building basic interactive applications
  • Working with QR codes and markers

Day 2

  • Creating modelling applications AR
  • Working with physics simulations, robotic controllers and analysis plugins
  • Creating multi-user experiences
  • Designing for Holographic fabrication
  • Physical prototyping

Day 3:

  • Calibrating physical and virtual spaces
  • Understanding and creating user interfaces for AR fabrication
  • Group Fabrication / Individual project development
  • Digitization and analysis in AR


Want to know more or book your place?

  • The workshop is limited to (a maximum of) just 20 attendees
  • The Fologram workshop takes place on Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st February
  • The location is Grimshaw, Clerkenwell Road, London
  • Start time is 09:30 (prompt) each day and we expect to finish around 17:30 each day
  • Please note that lunch is provided
  • The Grasshopper & AR/VR with Rhino UGM at Grimshaw takes place on Thursday 21st February, we'll be presenting work from this workshop at the meeting and workshop attendees should plan to stay on for this meeting

Booking can be made online via the RhinoWebStore, just click on the ticket below that applies to you and you'll be taken to the webstore to make your booking:

  • Commercial Ticket at £750 + VAT each
  • Lecturer/Teacher Ticket at £550 + VAT each (Lecturer/Teacher ID required)
  • Student Ticket at £375 + VAT each (Student ID required)
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