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2013.11.25 10:48
Parametric smackdown: Patrik Schumacher and Reinhold Martin debate at CalArts conference

Yet, the left half of the image may indeed, in essence, be much more parametric (in that there many more parameters dealt with there), and the right half of the image is more totalitarian (in that most parameters have been reduced to a more unitary/singular vision).
Patrik, it's interesting that I cited a passage from your book(s) that is now contrary to your view. (What were the chances of me finding exactly that?) I wish your new position could now be parametrically implanted within the text to see how it then changes the entire text. Was it (a) parametric thinking (process) that made you change your mind?


2013.11.25 11:44
25 November
Been reading "The Medium of Architecture" in Schumacher's The Autopoiesis of Architecture: A New Framework for Architecture (vol. 1). It's all very engaging, but, because of recent posting in the Parametrics Smackdown thread, I'm going to further pursue reading the book(s) with parametric methodology in mind, i.e., read along but with the additional notion of how the text may change as I implant my own thoughts/ideas (evoked by the text itself) into the text.
This is a primary quote from p. 346: "The ability to combine detail resolution with openness to future transformations is the decisive hallmark to the parametric model."
I also liked reading about the "epiphany" moment as presented on 353: "It was during this cycle of working with the action-reaction schema that the author first grasped the power of scripting and associative parameters."


2013.11.25 20:32
Parametric smackdown: Patrik Schumacher and Reinhold Martin debate at CalArts conference
Also, I don't know that visual chaos is necessarily all that disorienting, nor that parametricism is all that much better at manifesting orientation.
laissez-faire
: let (people) do (as they choose)
: a doctrine opposing governmental interference (as by regulation or subsidy) in economic affairs beyond the minimum necessary for the peace and property rights
: a philosophy or practice characterized by a usually deliberate abstention from direction or planning
I predict, if parametricism does take hold as a popular architectural design methodology, then the practice will also be a laissez-faire parametricism. Bottoms-up indeed!

2013.11.27 10:46
Parametric smackdown: Patrik Schumacher and Reinhold Martin debate at CalArts conference
Patrik, can you briefly outline how the Kartal-Pendik Masterplan would manifest socio-ecomonic progress for the present capital/citizens of the Kartal-Pendik district?


2013.11.27 16:36
Parametric smackdown: Patrik Schumacher and Reinhold Martin debate at CalArts conference
Patrik, you say, "I am not talking specifically about our project." and then you say, "this is a new urban fabric to live/work/entertain/socialize," which I assume refers to a project like the Kartal-Pendik Masterplan. So, my question, which is completely fair given your rhetoric and not at all asked from some high-moral stance, remains: can you briefly outline how the Kartal-Pendik Masterplan would manifest socio-ecomonic progress for the present capital/citizens of the Kartal-Pendik district?
If you don't answer, then I'll assume the Kartal-Pendik Masterplan would not manifest any socio-ecomonic progress for the present capital/citizens of the Kartal-Pendik district.
I'm asking the question because I'm beginning to get a sense that parametric urban design (like the Kartal-Pendik Masterplan) does not use parametrics to its full potential, where, for example, parametrics could be utilized to include existing conditions as an important variable within the overall calculating/design process, and thus areas holding the most potential for growth and development are more precisely identified, and, thereafter, parametrics could be used to formulate an infrastructural cohesion for the new admixture.


2013.11.27 18:40
Parametric smackdown: Patrik Schumacher and Reinhold Martin debate at CalArts conference
Regarding Kartal-Pendik Masterplan: "Zaha Hadid Architects were encouraged to consider the site as a blank sheet. However, the parametricist taboo of unmediated juxtapositions implied that the adjacent context--in particular the incoming lines of circulation--had to be taken into account as input for the generation of a new urban geometry." (Schumacher, Autopoeisis, v. 2, p. 686.)
Does not this information itself imply that the site could just as well have been considered parametrically with the existing conditions included?

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