’Parametricism’ by Patrik Schumacher and Rosey Chan

A spectacular audio-visual presentation explores one of architecture’s most intriguing styles

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’Music is liquid architecture; architecture is frozen music,’ reads Goethe’s famous quote, and the recent collaboration between Patrik Schumacher and Rosey Chan (he the architect, author and director of Zaha Hadid Architects; she the pianist, composer and curator) provides some fascinating proof. Their film offers a spectacular audio-visual presentation of Schumacher’s study into parametricism - the avant-garde architectural style that he has identified, which is rooted in highly advanced parametric design systems. Originally produced for the Elvis Zapp Urban Film Festival at the Maysles Institute in Harlem, New York, the abstract animation is perfectly matched by Chan’s music, especially composed for the project.

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