Wednesday 04.09.19 – 08.09.19, 19:00
Robotic Production: Create an Installation from Biocomposites (Workshops)

Learn how to work with natural materials and see basic parametric robot control under the guidance of Katya Bryskina and Vladislav Bek-Bulatov 


04.09.19 – 08.09.19











Parametric design allows for the creation of complex architectural forms made of biocomposites while reducing environmental impact. Over the course of five days, workshop participants will learn about new ways of using eco-friendly materials in architecture and understand the basics of robotic production.

As a result, with the help of industrial robots, participants will design and build an installation of mineral hemp composite that will be displayed in Strelka’s courtyard.

Workshop participants will:

  • Better understand robotic workflow stages
  • Study the principles of parametric design and the basics of parametric robot control
  • Explore the method of origami and the process of form-finding
  • Learn how to work with biocomposite materials

This workshop will be most useful for:

  • Architects
  • Interior designers
  • Product designers
  • Artists

Katya Bryskina is an architect, artist, and researcher. She holds a master’s degree in Emergent Technology and Design from the Architectural Association School of Architecture (London, UK). Katya focuses on new construction methods in parallel with material research, robotics, and artificial intelligence for architectural and art applications. She also worked as an architect in Tel Aviv. Katya is the founder of Lium Labs, an advanced sustainable material company, and IM-A studio (Intelligent Morphology in Architecture), which focuses on design research and parametric consulting of architects and artists. She is also a 2018 graduate of Strelka's The New Normal think-tank.

Vladislav Bek-Bulatov is an architect, trainer at MARCH Architecture School, and graduate of the Design Research Lab at the Architectural Association School of Architecture. He has worked with Fs-architekten in Darmstadt, as well as with the Code Department at Zaha Hadid Architects in London, where he was one of the designers of Mathematics: The Winton Gallery. Vladislav is the founder of VForm architectural studio and UltiForm, a project for additive manufacturing methods development. He is also involved in research, with his main focus being new methods of form-finding and relations with digital production.

The workshop will be held in Russian.

To participate you will need a PC laptop, Mac or Mac/BootCamp with installed Rhinoceros 3D and Grasshopper 3D.

You must apply before September 2. A student discount promo code is available upon presenting a valid student ID. For more information contact Igor Abyzov, event coordinator, at

The workshop is supported by Kuka.

The event is part of the Future Architect Conference and is organized in strategic partnership with DOM.RF and with the support of the Ministry of Construction.