A Pattern Language
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

A Pattern Language


  • Author : Christopher Alexander
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-20
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190050351


A Pattern Language Book Description :

You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books which will, in their words, "lay the basis for an entirely new approach to architecture, building and planning, which will we hope replace existing ideas and practices entirely." The three books are The Timeless Way of Building, The Oregon Experiment, and this book, A Pattern Language. At the core of these books is the idea that people should design for themselves their own houses, streets, and communities. This idea may be radical (it implies a radical transformation of the architectural profession) but it comes simply from the observation that most of the wonderful places of the world were not made by architects but by the people. At the core of the books, too, is the point 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 forma system which gives them coherence. This book provides a language of this kind. It will enable a person to make a design for almost any kind of building, or any part of the 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 trees?). More than 250 of the patterns in this pattern language are given: each consists of a problem statement, a discussion of the problem with an illustration, and a solution. As the authors say in their introduction, many of the pattern

A Pattern Language
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

A Pattern Language


  • Author : Christopher Alexander
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1977-08-25
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199726530


A Pattern Language Book Description :

You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books which will, in their words, "lay the basis for an entirely new approach to architecture, building and planning, which will we hope replace existing ideas and practices entirely." The three books are The Timeless Way of Building, The Oregon Experiment, and this book, A Pattern Language. At the core of these books is the idea that people should design for themselves their own houses, streets, and communities. This idea may be radical (it implies a radical transformation of the architectural profession) but it comes simply from the observation that most of the wonderful places of the world were not made by architects but by the people. At the core of the books, too, is the point 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 forma system which gives them coherence. This book provides a language of this kind. It will enable a person to make a design for almost any kind of building, or any part of the 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 trees?). More than 250 of the patterns in this pattern language are given: each consists of a problem statement, a discussion of the problem with an illustration, and a solution. As the authors say in their introduction, many of the pattern

A Pattern Language
Score: 4.5
From 23 Ratings

A Pattern Language


  • Author : Christopher Alexander
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 1171
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195019193


A Pattern Language Book Description :

Two hundred and fifty-three archetypal patterns consisting of problem statements, discussions, illustrations, and solutions provide lay persons with a framework for engaging in architectural design

A New Pattern Language for Growing Regions

A New Pattern Language for Growing Regions


  • Author : Michael Mehaffy
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0578633647


A New Pattern Language for Growing Regions Book Description :

The 1977 book "A Pattern Language" was a landmark in the design world, introducing a methodology that has since become remarkably widespread and effective across many fields. Among them is software, where "design patterns" have since become an industry standard. Important spinoffs include peer-to-peer collaboration technologies like wiki - the basis of Wikipedia and related innovations - as well as Agile Methodology. Yet curiously, the one field where pattern methodology has lagged most conspicuously is the one where it began, the built environment. In part, the popular appeal of the 1977 book served to "freeze" the initial set of patterns, greatly slowing further peer-to-peer development in environmental design - contrary to the original authors' stated aims. As one remedy, we present here - in one of many more hoped-for future companion volumes to the original classic book - a new collection of 80 patterns for a new era of urban challenges, including rapid urbanization, slum upgrading, sustainable urbanism, [CUT: "new"] urban technologies, and new tools and strategies to meet these and other challenges. This new collection comes as a contribution to a five-year collaboration with UN-Habitat on implementation of the "New Urban Agenda," a framework document adopted by consensus by all 193 countries of the United Nations. However, there remains an urgent need to implement its humane aspirations, using tools and strategies grounded in research evidence, but also subject to revision, addition and refinement with new findings from new collaborators. This volume aims to meet that need - together with the launch of an online companion pattern "repository", available at npl.wiki. Both initiatives were developed in collaboration with Ward Cunningham, wiki inventor, and pioneer of pattern languages of programming as well as Agile Methodology. Both are meant to expand the capacity of pattern languages in support of a hopeful new era of open-source, human-centered, life-enrich

A Pattern Language
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

A Pattern Language


  • Author : Christopher Alexander
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1978
  • Genre: Architecture - Facteurs humains
  • Pages : 1171
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:246325081


A Pattern Language Book Description :

Liberating Voices

Liberating Voices


  • Author : Douglas Schuler
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 604
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262195799


Liberating Voices Book Description :

A new model for social change, integrating theory and practice, that shows howinformation and communication can be used to address urgent social and environmental problemscollaboratively.

The Timeless Way of Building
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

The Timeless Way of Building


  • Author : Christopher Alexander
  • Publisher : New York : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN 10 : 0195024028


The Timeless Way of Building Book Description :

This introductory volume to Alexander's other works, A Pattern of Language and The Oregon Experiment, explains concepts fundamental to his original approaches to the theory and application of architecture

A Pattern Language
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

A Pattern Language


  • Author : Christopher Alexander
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 1171
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195019193


A Pattern Language Book Description :

Two hundred and fifty-three archetypal patterns consisting of problem statements, discussions, illustrations, and solutions provide lay persons with a framework for engaging in architectural design

Pattern Oriented Software Architecture  A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Pattern Oriented Software Architecture A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing


  • Author : Frank Buschmann
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2007-04-04
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 636
  • ISBN 10 : 0470065303


Pattern Oriented Software Architecture A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing Book Description :

The eagerly awaited Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture (POSA) Volume 4 is about a pattern language for distributed computing. The authors will guide you through the best practices and introduce you to key areas of building distributed software systems. POSA 4 connects many stand-alone patterns, pattern collections and pattern languages from the existing body of literature found in the POSA series. Such patterns relate to and are useful for distributed computing to a single language. The panel of experts provides you with a consistent and coherent holistic view on the craft of building distributed systems. Includes a foreword by Martin Fowler A must read for practitioners who want practical advice to develop a comprehensive language integrating patterns from key literature.

The Oregon Experiment
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Oregon Experiment


  • Author : Christopher Alexander
  • Publisher : Center for Environmental Struc
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 0195018249


The Oregon Experiment Book Description :

Details the master architectural design plan currently being implemented at the University of Oregon, illustrating the participation of all members of a small community in the designing of their own environment