Parametric design is a process based on algorithmic thinking that enables the expression of parameters and rules that, together, define, encode and clarify the relationship between design intent and design response.

Parametric design is a paradigm in design where the relationship between elements is used to manipulate and inform the design of complex geometries and structures.

The term parametric originates from mathematics (parametric equation) and refers to the use of certain parameters or variables that can be edited to manipulate or alter the end result of an equation or system. While today the term is used in reference to computational design systems, there are precedents for these modern systems in the works of architects such as Antoni Gaudí, who used analog models to explore design space.


3D populated surface with tessellation on blockboard

A curved surface is tessellated and planarized. The planarized surfaces are CNC milled onto a base layer of blockboard and painted with a finish color of choice. An additional layer of tessellated blockboard sits on top of the first layer with a 12mm gap between each tessellation.

The top layer tessellation is adhered onto the base layer tessellation with construction adhesive and 38 gauge pin nails.

Microperforated Voronoi

2D populated surface with Voronoi diagram on neodymium magnets

The custom perforated Timberix panels exhibit P1’s potential use in the acoustic treatment of a space, on top of being a stunning wall or ceiling display.

The 0.5mm perforations are laminated on a 15mm thick perforated MDF eco-friendly board. These perforations help to attenuate low frequency sounds. The full-sized segments are then finished with walnut and birch veneer lamintates.


2D populated surface with Voronoi diagram on neodymium magnets

A curved surface is mapped with a voronoi diagram and planarized. The planarized surfaces are laser cut onto TImberix and finished with wood veneer laminates.

A neodymium magnetic receiver is attached the base of the surface to couple with a neodymium threaded ball. The magnetic ball receives an M4 or M6 threaded rod that is secured to a base board for mounting.


2mm Plywood, Threaded Rod


Wabi-Sabi™ is a Japanese philosophy often described as appreciating the beauty in imperfection. The sculpture aims to combine the traditional Japanese thinking with emerging technologies such as parametric modelling, and digital fabrication.

Plywood that is 2mm thick is a material that is commonly used in construction sites. They are usually discarded after one use. Wabi-Sabi™ attempts to look at discarded construction material in a new way, where the imperfections are embraced as parametric art.