Patrik Schumacher (September 13, 2010) Part 2 of 2

Patrik Schumacher argues that rigid forms, repetition, and collage are no longer relevant to architecture. He discusses nature, multiple correlation, and the intelligent differentiation of elements.

Schumacher reviews the history of parametricism, showing examples of parametric techniques and applications.

Schumacher responds to questions from the audience. Eric Owen Moss questions Schumacher’s categories, methodology, lack of affect, and optimistic view of progress. Charactering the results of parametricism as non-expressive, Wes Jones asks Schumacher where the human element fits in. Schumacher responds with a discussion of the simulation of complexity.

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