The N table is a simple illustration of what parametric design can do. The project used over 200 folded papers and a rhino algorithm to build the table digitally and then it comes out to real life after being fabricated.

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The technique used is voronoi. The cells are developed into a more triangulated shape and the form in general becomes more complex and irregular as the structure goes to the top.

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“The top of the table is covered with rear-projection fabric while the projection and audio equipment and computer are all contained at the bottom of the table”.

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If we used parametric design as a tool for facilitating the creative process of producing efficient and new type of products then we have got the whole idea of the benefit from developing technology.

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But allowing technology to take over human minds controlling it and turning it into a tool will not work and we will turn up getting overwhelmed by technology and designing non sense. So we should take care as the two lines are close!

By Rehab Ayman

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