Results of miSbEhaVed: a jewelry project by Matej Hoppan, Ján Pernecký and Tomáš Tholt. Photo by Radka Šišuláková.

rese arch MEETUP is an annual international conference and networking event bringing together practitioners and theorists of computational design in architecture, experts in digital manufacturing and related contemporary thinkers and philosophers.  

The event takes a form of a mid-size informal gathering of peer designers and researchers in the field of computational design in architecture. Each of the speakers holds a 30 minutes long lecture followed by 10 minutes Q&A session. The purpose is to update the peers of each-other’s personal projects, agendas and research. It is also a great opportunity to eventually meet in person and arrange future collaborations in a professional, yet friendly and relaxed environment. Last year the meetup revolved around the topic of behavioral simulations. 

The 2016 edition of the event will take place on 28 May 2016 in Paris and will be hosted by VOLUMES, coworking and maker space for design and open innovation. One of the official supporters of the event is the prestigious École des Ponts ParisTech, which will launch in September the program Design By Data, an Advanced Master in Computational Design, Digital Manufacturing and Building Technologies. 

Ján Pernecký of rese arch - an independent platform supporting research, education and critical thinking in architecture in Europe and worldwide - in collaboration with Francesco Cingolani of Volumes Coworking are organizing the second installment of the rese arch MEETUP, which will take place in Paris at VOLUMES coworking on 28 May 2016. The event started last year in Bratislava, Slovakia as a pilot of a regular informal conference. In December 2015 we brought together a group of brilliant speakers: Johannes Braumann (AT), Tudor Cosmatu (DE), Adriana Debnárová (SK), Alessio Erioli (IT), Daniel Koehler (AT), Stuart Maggs (ES), Ryan Vincent Manning (AT), Christoph Mueller (AT), Ján Pernecký (SK), Gilles Retsin (UK), Aldo Sollazzo (ES), Dominik Strzelec (AT), Tomáš Tholt (SK), Shota Tsikolia (CZ), Mateusz Zwierzycki (DK).

DESIGN by DATA is also the topic of the spring 2016 edition of the rese arch MEETUP Paris hosted by Volumes: we will host lectures elaborating on the idea of a design ruled by input parameters, big data, statistics, numerical simulations and its impact on the essence of architecture as a cultural discipline. We would yet again like to bring together theorists, practitioners and evangelists in the given field. The event will take a form of a day-long conference and will be open for public.


Efilena BAseta


Efilena is an Architect Engineer, studied in the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), with a Master degree in Advanced Architecture from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). Her thesis project “Translated Geometries” has received numerous distinctions and since then she has developed several interactive projects. Her current interest lies in exploring material systems, physically and digitally, in order to create real time responsive structures. She is partner at NOUMENA, a Barcelona based office, and collaborates with IAAC as coordinator of the Visiting Programs.                 

daniel Bolojan

Nonstandard Studio

Founder of Nonstandardstudio, focused on development of innovative design methodologies and strategies, enacted through medium of computation, towards urbanism, architecture, design. Since 2014, Daniel Bolojan is a Junior Associate at Coop-himmelb(l)au in Vienna, specialized in computational design strategies, virtual reality and robotics. Previously he studied architecture at UAUIM Bucharest (Department of Architecture) and the University of Applied Arts, Masterclass Zaha Hadid, receiving his diploma in 2014. Daniel was a Research Assistant at Masterclass Zaha Hadid (2012-2014) where he taught Processing, Mel scripting and Grasshopper.  

Nonstandard studio

phil ayres


Phil Ayres is an architect, researcher and educator, currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He joined CITA in 2009 after a decade of teaching and research at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, and completing his PhD in Denmark at the Aarhus School of Architecture. He has also been a partner of the architectural research and fabrication practice sixteen*(makers) since 1998. His research explores the potentials that lie at the intersection between digital and material practice with a current focus on highly adaptive systems that combine technical & organic systems and the development of supporting digital design environments. Phil’s teaching roles are focused at Masters and PhD level. He is also the editor of the title Persistent Modelling – extending the role of architectural representation published by Routledge in 2012. 

flora robotica

francesco cingolani

Design by Data, 

Francesco Cingolani is a parisian-based designer, thinker and researcher in the fields of architecture, engineering, computational design and digital arts. He promotes a collaborative and procedural approach of the creative process pushing forward the idea of design without boundaries of disciplines. He worked in Paris with Hugh Dutton Associés integrating structural engineering into architecture and design, in Madrid with Ecosistema Urbano on urban co-design process based on digital tools and social networks, he collaborated in Paris and in Berlin with artist Tomás Saraceno at the boundaries of art and science. In 2014 he founded VOLUMES, a coworking and makerspace based in Paris run by a community of transdisciplinar designers and change-makers. VOLUMES hosts events, companies and projects investigating the fields of collaborative economy, smart cities, computational design, digital manufacturing and food design. Since 2015, he works as director of DESIGN by DATA, an Advanced Master program in Computational Design, Digital Manufacturing and Building Technologies opening in Paris in September 2016. 

Design by Data

Klaas De Rycke


Klaas De Rycke joinded Bollinger+Grohmann in 2003. In 2005 assisted Dominique Perrault Architects on the Mariinsky Theatre project in St. Petersburg. In 2007 he set up and established Bollinger+Grohmann Paris. The office has currently 28 permanent collaborators. Since 2008, De Rycke works as an assistant professor for the department of Architecture and Structural Development at the University of Ghent, Belgium. Since 2011he was appointed as invited Professor in the field of innovative engineering at the Architecture School of Versailles, France (ENSA-V).


United Kingdom

Neil Leach is an architect, curator and writer. He is currently Visiting Professor at Harvard University GSD, Professor at the European Graduate School, Visiting Professor at Tongji University and at Florida International University. He has also taught at SCI-Arc, Architectural Association, Columbia GSAPP, Cornell University, Dessau Institute of Architecture, IaaC, London Consortium , Royal Danish School of Fine Arts, ESARQ, University of Nottingham, University of Bath and University of Brighton.



Behnaz Farahi is an architect and interaction designer, exploring the potential of interactive environments and their relationship to the human body. In particular she is interested in the implementation of emerging technologies in contemporary art/architecture practice. Her goal is to enhance the relationship between human beings and the built environment by implementing design/motion principles inspired by natural systems. Application areas include architecture, fashion and interaction design. She also specializes in additive manufacturing and robotic technologies.

Justyna Swat


Strategic designer and architect working on projects developing socially and ecologically responsible solutions using digital tools. Urban researcher. Co-founder of POC21 innovation camp and OuiShare connector. Since 2013 board member of the WikiHouse Foundation and co-founder of the WikiHouse France. Since 2014 design assistant at the Studio FabFlex at ENSCI les Ateliers School of Industrial Design in Paris. In 2016 founded the Urban Strategy and Innovation Lab (USIL) .
WikiHouse Foundation



Aldo is an architect and researcher. Master in Advanced Architecture in 2013 at Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalona (IaaC), Fab Academy Diploma in 2014 at the Fab Lab Barcelona, Aldo is founder of Noumena and Fab Lab Frosinone. Expert in computational design and digital fabrication that teaches in international events and explore within the Lab and its own practice. Since 2013, he is director and coordinator of RESHAPE – digital craft community, a platform dedicated to the development and implementation of innovative ideas from the world of digital design and fabrication.



Dominik Strzelec [echoechonoisenoise] is an artist and educator based in Vienna. Studied philosophy and architecture, active as designer and electronic musician. His work focuses on the intersection of generative techniques and immediacy of intuitive decission-making. Currently teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.



Robert is an interdisciplinary consultant and researcher. At the University of Applied Arts Vienna he initiated various architectural-technological research projects, where personally investigating on digital design representation in his PhD. Robert authors the plug-in toolbox ‘octopus’, developed complementary to his colleague's 'karamba'. Procedural design and optimization on international competition- and construction-projects are the basis of his consultancy at Bollinger-Grohmann engineers. Together with his partners, he is practising architect and engineer on domestic projects in the UK. He studied structural design in Delft and Vienna, studied architecture in Studio Hani Rashid Vienna, and since has been lecturing at the Angewandte, AA, ZHA, USC LA, CU Hongkong and many more.


Denmark / Poland

Architect and a long-time Grasshopper user/coder/tutor. Author of the Starling, Anemone, Volvox, Squid plugins for Grasshopper and many more unassociated scripts scattered all over the GH community. Interested in generative design, computational geometry, machine learning​. ​Tutored many workshops in Poland, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Germany and Denmark.​ Currently a Research Assistant at Centre for Information Technology and Architecture​ (CITA). ​


The Computational Monkeys

A founder of The computational Monkeys. In 2010-2015 took part in creation and development of the Digital Knowledge Department at ENSA-Paris-Malaquais where he was teaching digital knowledge and practices, integrative design and production, human computation and algorithmics. In 2013 co-founded an innovative company in neuroscience and computational design (Synetiq) based on his current research called "Neurodesign" in collaboration with I.N.R.I.A. His past professional experience and collaborations, as well as his ongoing research and computational works have been frequently published and discussed (SmartGeometry 2010, Ecaade 2013, Iccg 2014, Acadia 2014, ...). Currently a lecturer in innovations and computation for the building industry at CNPA Laboratory led by Prof. Bernard Cache of EPFL Switzerland. Lately co-founded a new technological acceleration initiative in Paris: AREA (Applied Research & Entrepreneurship for ARchitecture).



Adriana Debnárová graduated from Academy of fine arts and design in Bratislava. During her internship in Copenhagen she came across architecture for extreme environment. Her master thesis about different approach to construction process in desert uses the technique of 3D printing combined with environmental approach to specific site conditions. Her work won several prizes, including Archiprix award for the best graduation project. Since graduation she has been working in Berlin based studio designing interactive light installations.



Daniel Köhler (PhD) is an academic and architect based in Innsbruck, where he is the founder of the design practice lab-eds. He teaches at the institute of urban design in Innsbruck, the Aalto University in Helsinki and is an Associate Professor for digital design strategies at the Vilnius Art Academy. His research incorporates digital methods into the study of the city, its history and architecture. Complementary to his theoretical framework he writes code, like punktiert and bRigid, simulation-libraries for the Processing-environment.


TU Wien

Christoph Mueller is practitioner, researcher and lecturer in the field of architecture, focusing on digital form-finding-methods, robotics and kinematics. His PHD is about self-organizing architectural modules creating a performative space. He won several competitions, including the international architects-jury. Furthermore he published articles and papers including the international conference advanced building skins.


TU Wien

Christoph Mueller is practitioner, researcher and lecturer in the field of architecture, focusing on digital form-finding-methods, robotics and kinematics. His PHD is about self-organizing architectural modules creating a performative space. He won several competitions, including the international architects-jury. Furthermore he published articles and papers including the international conference advanced building skins.



Graduated from Faculty of Architecture, Slovak University of Technology in 2014, in the department of environmental and experimental architecture. He studied as an exchange student of architecture in Madrid (ETSAM UPM). During his studies he took part in several national and international competitions and workshops. He continues in postgradual studies at the FA STU in the field of emergent and generative design approaches in architecture. He works as an architect, teacher and tutor of 3D graphic software. Co-organized and took part in several research projects from the rese arch LAB series, which are directly linked to his research of emergent fabrication.


Czech Republic

Shota Tsikoliya is an architect and a researcher. Master of Arts at the Academy of Arts Architecture and Design in Prague in 2013 and Master of Science in Integrative Technologies And Architectural Design Research at the University of Stuttgart in 2015, Shota Tsikoliya is a doctoral candidate at the Academy of Arts Architecture and Design in Prague. His research is focused on the application of emergent processes in architectural design. He participated in and co-organized several workshops focused on innovative technologies. Shota Tsikoliya teaches Science Engeneering Technology seminar at the Global Architecture + Design program and Czech Architecture since 1945 at Council on International Educational Exchange in Prague. He worked in architecture offices in Prague and Berlin.

Ján Pernecký

rese arch

Founder or the rese arch initiative, teaching programming to the artists at the rese arch GRASSHOPPER Sessions, at universities in SK, CZ, IT, PL, ES and at workshops Europe-wide, researching generative processes in the context of art and architecture theory.
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rese arch GRASSHOPPER Session rese arch LAB


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Of course we will! Speaking of which, if you have any problem finding the place or need any other assistance, give us a call. Either call Matej +421 907 453 501, Tomáš +421908640780 or Ján +421 907 514 587
  • Take a train from Vienna's Hauptbahnhof to Bratislava Hlavná stanica. The trip takes 1 hour and a return ticket is under 20 Euro. The train ticket is also valid for the public transportation (buses, trams, trolley buses) in Bratislava.
  • Or take a shuttle bus from Suedtiroller Platz via Vienna airport. It takes about 90 minutes and costs around 8 Euro.
  • Check the timetables for the trains and buses at and switch to English or Deutch.
  • Or drive.
No. Even though there is a large parking lot, we are not allowed to park there for reasons you don't even want to know. Consider leaving your car in the suburbs or simply use other means of transport. In case you cannot avoid using your car, try to find a parking lot marked with a simple plain P without a picture of a target, parking hours or a sign "Reserve". Parking spots marked blue or crossed out are also not available.
  • Walking is the best even though the venue is on the top of a hill.
  • However, there is a good public transport connection with trolley-buses 203 and 207. Check the timetables here and here
  • We also have great experience with Uber. You can also take a cheap taxi by calling +421 2 16 321 or +421 2 16 100 or anything with this pattern. Another very good option is a phone app called HOPPIN Taxi. NEVER TAKE A TAXI ON THE STREET! In Bratislava you pay around 5 Euro for a ride if you call but you can pay even 3 times more if you take a taxi on the street!
  • Sure. It's advised to stay in the walking distance of the old town, however not inside. It can be pretty loud at night.
  • For a budget solution, check hostels (even from 10€/night) Elephants, City hostel, Backpackers. The student dorms also offer affordable hostel rooms and you'll very probably get a private room.
  • Ibis is a reasonable budget hotel in the vicinty of the old town, but you should also try to find something at Airbnb.
  • If you'd like to have your luxury, have a look at Hotel Carlton or Hotel Marrol's.
We are in a peculiar building of Ekoiuventa on the top of the hill Slavin. The venue is behind a gate right at the bus stop Búdková. Check Eniac's survival guide 1, 2, 3
We've got the entire building. It hasn't been used anyway. Just enter the main gate, walk up the hills and get in!
We've been thinking about it a lot. We might surprise you and get you something at the venue, but there are also other options. Right next to the venue there is a pizzeria or you can take a longer break and visit either a Forest house or the most authentic Inn Funus.
Good for you! You will enjoy Govinda or Ganesh Utsav.
Go for the sheep cheese dumplings Bryndzové halušky and try local coke Kofola. The best sweets in supermarkets are called Horalky, Kávenky, Mila and for a chocolate it's Študentská pečať. Beware – they all are addictive!
Sure. Water, coffee, sweets, some fruit maybe.
Evening drinks are an essential part of our events. You cannot resist it, you cannot avoid it...
But consider visiting also a forest-park right next to our venue. You can end up at the red-army memorial Slavin with a great overview of the city and dating couples.
Go to KC Dunaj, NuSpirit bar and NuSprit club, Kontakt , A4 nultý priestor, Subclub (ex-atomic shelter). or stay with us!
We all are, aren’t we? But maybe go to café Fúz – it even means moustache!
We all are, aren’t we? But maybe go to café Fúz – it even means moustache!
Go for a walk in the old town, visit the National Gallery, go to gallery Nedbalka, check out places like Devín castle, Televízna veža, Slavín, Slovenský rozhlas, Modrý kostolík, Horský park, Železná studienka. Or simply invite us for a beer, you’ve got our numbers after all.
It's been Slovakia for 22 years now.
We don't, but we understand it. We speak Slovak and with nice foreigners also English and German.
Ru... what? HOCKEY! Yes!
Euro. The symbol is €.