## Parametric Quarry

### Function-Driven Landscapes

In this project, we explored the transformation of a parametric quarry, where stone and land shift with depth and time, echoing themes of transience and impermanence. As rocks break down into smaller particles, the quarry's surface becomes a metaphor for the fleeting nature of materiality. Using a grid of parametric x and y points, we mapped geometry based on mathematical functions, with the Z-value determining the stones’ size and relationships.

The Z-value was expressed as a function of x2+y2\sqrt{x^2 + y^2}x2+y2, creating a radial, concentric organization. A floor function introduced terracing, giving the quarry its stepped form. Larger stones emerged at the perimeter, where the radius is greater, and shrank toward the quarry’s depths. Rock geometry, modeled as mesh boxes, was centered on each Z-point, dynamically varying in size with the quarry’s depth. This structure reflected a balance between natural formation and functional logic, symbolizing the cycle of extraction and decay.