Christopher Alexander’s Notes on the Synthesis of Form is a staple of many architectural curriculm. How difficult is it to put these concepts into play when they contradicts the institutional structures of architecture, because architects plan places beforehand in a very modular way.
Pattern Language NA2500 .A445
Christopher Alexander, an architect and author, coined the term pattern language. He used it to refer to common problems of civil and architectural design, from how cities should be laid out to where windows should be placed in a room. The idea was initially popularized in his book A Pattern Language.
Alexander’s book The Timeless Way of Building describes what he means by pattern language and how it applies to the design and construction of buildings and towns. However, the system has been used in many fields of design, from designing computer programs to designing a classroom curriculum.
The Oregon Experiment is his third book, which I am planning to pick up and review later.