After a long period of waste of materials and space, parametric design allows us to optimize parameters in order to not only save these factors, but to be able to permanently change and adapt them.

Courtesy of IK Studio

Courtesy of IK Studio

During the Eco Logic Habitat, a workshop in Rome held for students at the Casa Dell’ Architettura, the team of pupils and also tutors “speculated on wood as a living material” and created the Grid (h)Ome pavilion, a shell built from a modular grid of chestnut wood. Director Paolo Cascone wanted to create a structure that will unite parametric design, low tech and ecological constructions, which resulted in the forever-adaptable undulating pavilion.

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Courtesy of IK Studio

The structure is made of polycarbonate triangular panels, which are positioned depending on solar exposure, with endless possibilities to re-assemble and extend the existing structure.

Courtesy of IK Studio

Courtesy of IK Studio

By:Lidia Ratoi

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