50867e3894c4ab89db00516dd173aeb8   case study: Yokohama Terminal,FOA Architects/F.Moussavi,A. Zaera-Polo Text:Parametricism-A new Global style for Architecture and Urban Design,Patrik Schumacher,London2008 Image:


  over the past decades,Parametric have taken a very impotant role in design.In the past nature’s order was limited but today we can reveal the complex order of those apparently chaotic patterns by using tools.Parametric urbanism is the design system that the parameters of a determined object are declare rather than it’s form.Objects or configuration are generate simultaneously by attributing values to parameter or altering them From the case study,Yokohanma Terminal started by declaring the site as an open space,The project want to reduce the linear structure of piers and make a directionality of the circulation ,the structure of the pier as a fluid.The form was generated from continue circulation not only itself but also continue to the city space,which has no ending point. Then transforms the lines of circulation diagram into a folded surfaced.The interior,exterior and various levels blend fluently.This structure appears less like an object on the water and more like an extension of the land behind it. The structures also designed for Japanese topology. “Through this kind of experience, computer architecture cannot be realized without coordinating the original human skills and the power of computer. I think that what is important is how we can use the skill of human into the architecture and the new architecture can be created with the computer’s products on the skill of human.”  Watanabe. From my point of view,Human skill and computer skill have to develop in pararell.This is a rethinking of achitecture, The potential of parametric design is yet to be explored in detail although its technological requirements have been met for their effective case in the field of architectural design .But we should find the advantages and disadvantages more,adapt new techniques ,and try to solve the problems.However,It’s only a tools not a purpose. After reading the text,I would like to know more about how parametric works and what’s the aesthetic moderation of design.Relation of parametric and other fields  like Mathematics,Craft,and Nature life cycle which is not only form but also the process of growth and existence.Then develop and combine them together.Including produces work from that experiment to an object which conforms to users and context.