Cocoon: A Computational Design Workshop

This 3-day workshop in Department of Architecture in METU includes but not limited to crash courses on computational design steamed by STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics), collaborative working environment, and unlimited coffee. The tools shown in the workshop will help students complete the assignments in groups.

The international team of tutors will provide technical assistance and lead all individual projects from the initial idea to the scripting, drawing, modeling and fabrication processes. In addition to the tutorials, there will be lectures given by the visiting tutors and organizers to engage discussion on topics of digital design and fabrication.


A cocoon is your personal space which enables your rejuvenation for you to be ready to face your surrounding world. A cocoon is not only a protective shell but also is also a space for morphogenesis helping you to move from one state to another. You are expected to design your own cocoon for your next state of yourself.



Arzu Gönenç Sorguç // METU
Soner Yıldırım // METU
Fırat Özgenel // METU
Müge Kruşa Yemişcioğlu // METU
Fatih Küçüksubaşı // METU
Orkun Sönmez // METU
Gizem Yetiş // METU
Luigi Bartolomei // UNIBO
Lia Marchi // UNIBO

Legal Notice

This project has been carried out with a grant from the Government Commission which is one of the best education programmes of the Erasmus + Programme and carried out by the Republic of Turkey Ministry For EU Affairs, Center for EU Education and Youth Programme (Turkish National Agency). However, the neither Turkish National Agency nor the European Commission cannot be held responsible for the opinions expressed herein.