Created in Rhino using Grasshopper as a plug-in, this project was meant simply as an exploration of conic sections, using parabolas and hyperbolas to create interesting geometries. My partner, Aditi Thota, and I experimented with joining these geometries and mirroring them in snowflake-like patterns. While static as a final piece, our parametric design process allowed for a number of different variations based on mirroring axes as well as hyperbolic and parabolic proportions.
Simple diagrams explaining how we created hyperbolas and parabolas, our preferred types of conic sections.
Early sketches of our design ideas exploring a range of forms created through using conic sections.
A matrix explaining the possible variations created through our parametric process.
Elevation, plan, and axonometric drawings depicting our chosen iteration to examine in further depth.
An experiential rendering of the large-scale possibilities of our design.