Is 'Parametricism' the Sustainable Style of the Future?
Schumacher says that architectural style cannot be defined by appearance alone.
He writes, "A new style in architecture and design is akin to a new paradigm in science; it redefines the fundamental categories, purposes and methods of a coherent collective endeavour. "
Parametricism, he argues, has been a consistent, collective endeavor for over 10 years.
From Schumacher's definition of parametricism: "Instead of classical and modern reliance on rigid geometrical figures – rectangles, cubes, cylinders, pyramids and spheres – the new primitives of parametricism are animate geometrical entities – splines, nurbs and subdivs."