Leaf Math

Architects Using Parametric Design Modeling

Architects are using mathematic shape and pattern generation with parametric design modeling using programs like Grasshopper. Basically this on steroids:

Solving a Leafy Mathematical Mystery

By Cara Giaimo June 6, 2019

Next time you go outside, take a minute to look at your local leaf arrangements. You’ll probably notice a few different patterns. In basil plants, each leaf is about 90 degrees — a quarter-turn — from the last, a template called “decussate.”

Leaf Math
Orixa japonica, a common Japanese shrub.CreditCreditQwert1234, via Wikimedia Commons

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/06/science/leaves-math-phyllotaxis.html