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Parametricism: Indian social need in complexity and chaos
Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia / Chennai 25-28 April 2012, pp. 433–442
Indian society living in its physical context and administrative boundaries is complex. The contemporary built environment imitating perceived advance technology where development is purely measured by material consumption is chaos. The present approach to meet dynamic and diverse demands emerging from the complexity and economical boom is fragmented and superficial. The challenge is to find order – the hidden patterns - through an approach that analysis and interprets the complexity with the holistic vision to offer contextual variety inclusive of qualitative richness in the existing chaos. Considering that Parametricism is based on algorithms and mathematics it is generally understood as quantification where as it is also important to understand its qualitative impact. The paper is an inquiry on qualitative gains of Parametricism that helps shaping society in Indian context. This is demonstrated by bringing forward understanding on qualitative gains of Parametricism exemplified with an academic exploration and inter-relating them with Indian examples to showcase the opportunities.