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marina topunova

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  • Comment on: Patrik Schumacher on parametricism - 'Let the style wars begin'

    marina topunova's comment 19 May, 2010 8:53 pm

    One of the problem of this thesis is that it is very heavily relies on formal approach. Of course architecture has a form and always will but it is so much more than that. I think Parametricism would have been taken more seriously if it was formulated differently but even Dogmas and Taboos illustrate its definition of form (fluid form and so on). Perhaps if it was defining performance of fluid forms and their positive influence on environment and ecology, but because it just defines the form (the way it should be modeled and what form does not deserve to be a part of this movement) that is why it is taken so sceptically. And if you prohibit something like Taboos - how is this style will revolve over time? By prohibiting formal or organizational approaches different from originally defined is the dead end - no future to that style. Every revolution starts with breaking the rules, maybe instead of prohibiting something it should be left open ended and see if something greater will emerge over time. You will never be known as the last architect of the universe but maybe one of the father of parametricism. I believe in Performance not form (though it is hard not to be formal as aesthetic driven project creates preconceived final form preventing the truly new and better architecture to become).