Christopher Alexander’s A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (1977) was instrumental in clarifying the relationship between spaces and their uses.
Christopher Alexander’s A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (1977) was instrumental in clarifying the relationship between spaces and their uses. The way Alexander linked the structure of a network in sequence, from the macroscopic scale of urban settlements to the microscopic one of the everyday life, can help us doing visual analysis of buildings. As he stated, “when you build a thing you cannot merely build that thing in isolation, but must also repair the world around it, and within it, so that the larger world at that one place becomes more coherent.”
Based on this statement, which are the elements and patterns that would help you compare these 2 buildings? Would you say that any of the patterns followed are archetypal?
*Your writing should be primarily analytical and interpretative, rather than descriptive in nature.
*Besides your sharp analytical eye, the strong relationship of your argument with the themes we have been discussing in different classes (Lecture 3 – American Hegemony), as well as the specific ideas covered in the readings of Forum 1 will be highly appreciated.
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