Designing with parametric modeling forces one to consider explicit formal relationships between objects. One must also become accustomed to the assembled design reacting in unexpected ways to the inputs and parameters.
For this architectural concept project, a precast concrete hut was designed for displaying tubers (potatoes). The various possible genetic outcomes of roots inspired the use of random numbers in the model. An algorithm was developed to control the range of the randomness. Exponents were used in the equation to influence whether the numbers are evenly distributed or gravitate towards one of the extrema (all while maintaining the full range.) For example, this could cause a canopy with predominantly wide openings to still have a few unexpected closings.
My role: co-designer. Developed parametric model, 3D print and renderings.