“When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.”
- R. Buckminster Fuller

According to Keats, ‘truth is beauty, beauty truth.’ It follows that designs that emerge from truth are inherently beautiful. This kind of beauty does not rest on the visual surface of the object alone, but rather comes alive through the mediation of multisensory perception.

PARABOLA posits an approach to architecture that seeks such a self-evident and universal beauty by studying these ethereal elements and embracing their capacities to derive experiential form.

Light, air, sound, touch, thermodynamics, perspectives, time—architecture is in constant dialogue with natural forces that extend far beyond what we can see.

Oriented true solar north/south, the north roof form of Timepiece maps the parabolic path of the sun at the winter solstice. This form did not result from an effort to design a beautiful roof, yet it is observably beautiful. The observer’s response to this form appears rooted in a deeper aesthetic realm that transcends individual stylistic preferences.

Designs that evolve from natural forces resonate with our senses and our humanity. In this process, beauty is the gauge, not the goal.