Rather than the usual binary choice of Inside or Outside, HOOPS is a cafe that gives customers an analog choice, where they choose just how ‘outside’ they are. At the perimeter, the ceiling hoops are circular and open; at the centre they are elliptical and closed, blocking nearly all sunlight.

Produced using Grasshopper in Rhino, this was my first time using parametric design, and this mathematical approach to design is one that I really enjoy, as it works well with my understanding of maths and patterns.

ARCI 211 - Architectural Design.