In modernism Architecture, we usually use a simple pattern to produce variation by changing its orientation. It exams the creativity of an architect and also save construction cost. "Truchet tile" is a very good example of this notion.
Nowadays, because of the invention of digital fabrication and digital software, complex geometry is no longer a huge issue for building budget and constructability. A lot of architects, therefore, start to challenge special formation which mimics organism and explore beauty from nature just like Art Nouveau but in a micro level. Water is the origin of all organism and it could be any form as long as you provide space to contain it. So is Technology, it is the shape of our Imagination.