Revit Flow 3.0 with Rhino.Inside: Dynamic Facades – Studio Mustapha Nachar

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Introduction Revit Flow 3.0:

This workshop dives deep into advanced parametric design using Revit, Grasshopper, and Rhino.Inside. Unlike typical software tutorials, this course focuses on creating complex nested curtain panels with an iris aperture, akin to the designs seen in the Institute du Monde Arabe by Jean Nouvel. Participants will explore innovative tools and methodologies to manipulate geometry and develop parametric families, enhancing their skills to tackle sophisticated architectural challenges.

The scope of the workshop:

This workshop is designed for participants with a basic understanding of Revit and parametric design. The complexity level is moderate to advanced. Throughout the workshop, participants will learn to create and manipulate complex geometries and parametric curtain panels using Grasshopper and Rhino.Inside Revit, focusing on practical applications in architectural design.

Objectives of Revit Flow 3.0:

Participants will work individually on exercises during the workshop. The workflow will include:

  • Session 1: Creating and manipulating geometry in Grasshopper, understanding complex data structures, and using plugins like Parakeet to generate different panel patterns.
  • Session 2: Participants will learn to use Rhino.Inside to seamlessly integrate the geometry into Revit and develop complex families (line-based, curtain, and adaptive) to create a parametric family within Revit, thereby gaining practical skills in software integration.


  • Revit 2024: Student licenses can be obtained from Autodesk.
  • Grasshopper: Included with Rhino.
  • Rhino.Inside: Plugin for integrating Rhino with Revit.
  • Parakeet Plugin: For pattern generation in Grasshopper.

Program of the workshop:

Day 1: Grasshopper and Geometry Manipulation (4 hours)

Introduction and Goals 

  • Overview of workshop objectives and expected outcomes.
  • A brief introduction to the iris aperture concept.

Creating and Manipulating Base Geometry

  • Step-by-step guide to creating the base geometry in Grasshopper.
  • Understanding data structures and their manipulation.

Pattern Generation with Parakeet

  • Introduction to the Parakeet plugin and its features.
  • Applying Parakeet patterns to the iris aperture geometry.

Developing Parametric Control

  • Techniques for adding parametric control to the iris aperture based on solar data.
  • Implement parametric controls to adjust the aperture dynamically.
  • Finalize the parametric iris aperture model.
Day 2: Rhino.Inside and Revit Integration (4 hours)

Introduction to Rhino.Inside and Integration Capabilities

  • Overview of Rhino.Inside and how it connects Grasshopper with Revit.

Transferring Geometry to Revit

  • Practical demonstration of moving the iris aperture geometry from Grasshopper to Revit.

Creating Complex Revit Families

  • Detailed walkthrough on creating line-based, curtain, and adaptive families in Revit.

Important notes:

  • The “Revit Flow 3.0 With Rhino.Inside: Dynamic Facades – Studio Mustapha Nachar ” Studio workshop by PAACADEMY will start on Saturday, June 22nd & 23rd, 2024, at 11:00 (GMT).
  • Total sessions: 2 Sessions
  • The teaching duration per session will be 4-5 hours.
  • Students will have time for a break between teaching hours.
  • Each session and the entire studio will be recorded, and videos will be available for participants just a day after the class for unlimited time.
  • PAACADEMY will provide a certificate of attendance.
  • Ensure you have installed the latest versions of Revit, Rhino, and Grasshopper.
  • You should familiarize yourself with basic Grasshopper operations before the workshop.


Mustapha Nachar

Revit Flow 3.0

Mustapha Nachar is a Lebanese architect and computational designer. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in architecture from City University and a Master’s degree in advanced computational design from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). His career has spanned Beirut, Dubai, and Austria, offering him diverse experiences in esteemed architecture firms.

Amid his journey, Mustapha’s designs have earned him commendable recognition. Notably, he secured the Jaguar Design XE award, an accolade that has fueled his passion. In 2014, his involvement in the Oscar Niemeyer Adaptive Reuse Competition showcased his talent and allowed him to represent Lebanon at the UIA Elsewhere event in Durban. In 2021, Mustapha played an integral role in clinching the Jacque Rogueries Foundation Grand Prize as a part of the computational design team at Najjar Najjar Architects, a collective achievement that underscores the power of collaborative efforts. During his tenure at Bernard Mallat Architects, he introduced Dynamo as a transformative tool for design exploration and automation, remarkably enhancing efficiency by 60%. This journey of growth, recognition, and collaborative discovery defines Mustapha’s career in architecture.

Revit Flow 3.0 With Rhino.Inside: Dynamic Facades – Studio Mustapha Nachar

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