Parametricism: A New Global Style for Architecture and Urban Design
by Patrik Schumacher, Pages 14-23
Digital Cities AD: Architectural Design,
Vol 79, No 4 (July/August 2009)
Prof. Neil Leach (Editor)
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Though parametricism has its roots in the digital animation techniques of the mid-1990s, it has only fully emerged in recent years with the development of advanced parametric design systems.Patrik Schumacher explains why parametricism has become the dominant, single style for avant-garde practice today and why it is particularly suited to large-scale urbanism as exemplified by a series of competition-winning masterplans by Zaha Hadid Architects.
The following five agendas seek to inject new aspects into the parametric paradigm and to further extend the new style’s reach:
- Parametric interarticulation of subsystems
- Parametric accentuation
- Parametric figuration
- Parametric responsiveness
- Parametric urbanism
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