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Another move we are trying to make this semester is from the algorithmic to the parametric.  By this I mean that last semester we  were relying heavily on the voronoi algorithm and its manipulations to to create the urban and architectural forms.

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Now we are trying to use relationships, on the site and between elements, to better inform how the voronoi is first distributed and then manipulated.  This can be seen in the new approach to the initial point distribution in the last post.  Beyond that we are manipulating the voronoi cells based on their relationship to the streets, the river, and programmatic elements like the bus terminal.

In the above example you can see how the elements grow, rotate, and/or move based on their distance to the lines.  These types of parametric relationships help us to better control the results without relying directly on the voronoi algorithm.

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