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  • A Pattern Language Towns Buildings Construction
  • Christopher W. Alexander
  • English
  • 09 March 2020
  • 9780195019193

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A Pattern Language Towns Buildings Construction Characters ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Christopher W. Alexander ✓ 6 Free download Read A Pattern Language Towns Buildings Construction At the core of A Pattern Language is the philosophy that in designing their environments people always rely on certain ‘languages’ which like the languages we speak allow them to articulate and communicate an infinite variety of designs within a formal system which gives them coherenceThis book provides a language of this kind It will enable making a design for almost any kind of building or any part of th. This is the book that sparked my interest in architecture and home design many years ago Skip the town and urban planning if you are interested in how to design a comfortable home Christopher Alexander is passionate and persuasive about what he believes we need in our homes natural light from two sides of a room window seats one can actually read in uiet separate dressing areas for every person in a house because bedrooms should be rooms to relax and be intimate in not a messy clothes managing area child caves because children love to be in tiny cave like places and many things you may have not thought of You ll never look at your home the same way again

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A Pattern Language Towns Buildings Construction Characters ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Christopher W. Alexander ✓ 6 Free download Read A Pattern Language Towns Buildings Construction S say in their introduction many of the patterns are archetypal so deeply rooted in the nature of things that it seems likely that they will be a part of human nature and human action as much in five hundred years as they are today A Pattern Language is related to Alexander’s other works in the Center for Environmental Structure series The Timeless Way of Building introductory volume and The Oregon Experimen. The authors of this book architects and designers believed that they had identified design issues that were timeless They did the research and writing for the book between about 1968 and 1977 I think many of their solutions and even some of the problems they identified were dated by the time the book was published I read the essays in the book out of order which was interesting sort of like choosing your own adventure That and the unwieldy nature of their arguments made it difficult to figure out how to summarize what the book means to me It s a beautiful and idealistic book that envisions a society where people build to give everyone what they need These authors were among many people who believed that the only way to ensure that communities reflect the people who live in them is home ownership They did not address uestions of affordability of housing Further as they began their project in 1968 they believed that the problem of racism in housing was over After all they d seen the passage of the Fair Housing Act They even dismissed racism as an issue in one essay while discussing the formation of neighborhoods by affinity These massive oversights or innocence or whatever it was make reading this book almost unbearable Another thing which made the book feel dated to me were all the ways that the authors tried to deal with the generation gap and the family I cannot imagine how people who had traveled to many cultures and cities could think of their emphasis on the normalcy and centrality of the nuclear family and in particular the needs of couples were universal The other piece of reading this book that saddened me were all the insights about low rise buildings the importance of public space and the need for people to have space to play Every positive thing in this book has either been ignored in urban planning to the extent we actually allow urban planners to plan spaces or made available to affluent people only I think the saddest thing was seeing recently that people are building mini houses in parking lots This decades after this book came out and was read by everyone this book that asserts that only a minimal amount of space in a city should go to parking and how important it is for every house to have a garden Anyway fun to read if bittersweet

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A Pattern Language Towns Buildings Construction Characters ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Christopher W. Alexander ✓ 6 Free download Read A Pattern Language Towns Buildings Construction E built environment ‘Patterns’ the units of this language are answers to design problems how high should a window sill be; how many stories should a building have; how much space in a neighborhood should be devoted to grass and treesMore than 250 of the patterns in this language are outlined each consisting of a problem statement a discussion of the problem with an illustration and a solution As the author. Very inspiring Empowered me to think practically about architecture at all scales No appraisal or brainstorm on anything architecture houses or buildings goes by without these patterns popping up in my mindI now understand why the author himself hated that his pattern approach was appropriated by folks turning it into something abstract programming patterns whereas he meant them as an easy democratic tool for everyday people to make their own neighbourhoods and houses This book is a political statement in the sense that it actively tries to pry the monopoly on shaping our built world out of the hands of the chosen few in architecture firmsThe book is a product of its time though and while many ideas are rooted in universal properties of the human psyche and physiue there are also ideas that are less timeless and obviously it lacks insights we ve learned since the 70s AMOUR FOU DE DIEU (ANNE SIGIER) units of this language are answers to design problems how high should a window sill be; how many stories should a building have; how much space in a neighborhood should be devoted to grass and treesMore than 250 of the patterns in this language are outlined each consisting of a problem statement a discussion of the problem with an illustration and a solution As the author. Very inspiring Empowered me to think practically about architecture at all scales No appraisal or brainstorm on anything architecture houses or buildings goes by without these patterns popping amours fous, passions fatales (HISTOIRE DE L'ART) up in my mindI now Fous d'amour (Humour) universal properties of the human psyche and physiue there are also ideas that are less timeless and obviously it lacks insights we ve learned since the 70s