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This model uses parametric modeling to craft simple, inhabitable structures out of materials like cut stone, that can be implemented at a large scale in any number of geographies. Because of the parameters set-up within the model each parametric unit can be updated — given certain factors like materiality and where the installation is occur or in what climate — so the entire model can react more appropriately to its context. The particular structure shown uses a “rhomboid framework” held together by two “strips” that serve as the backbone of the parametric whole.

I like this example because it’s concerned with the use of parametrics to fabricate inhabitable units that can change and respond to external forces. For instance you could have two of these structures (one in Miami one in Alaska) that are exactly the same parametric form except for the characteristics of the individual units might change, so that the Alaskan one might beef up in order to respond to the colder climate, while the Miami one might become less dense and more transparent because of the heat.

On a smaller scale, I’d like to see one of these puppies built as a study carrel or something. You could use the parametric function to make the installation respond to the area for which it is built; if there’s high traffic in the zone where the feature will occur you could make changes to the amount of soundproofing that may exist within the parametric units… so the high traffic won’t totally prevent the individual from actually getting work done… oh the possibilities.