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FREE READ A Pattern Language Towns Buildings Construction FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ CURRENCYCONVERTOR.CO ë Christopher W. Alexander Christopher W. Alexander ë 1 CHARACTERS 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 Apprendre à programmer avec Python 3 (Noire) (French Edition) five hundred years as they are today A Pattern Language is related to Alexander’s other works in the Center Witch at Heart: The Jinx Hamilton Series - Book 1 for Environmental Structure series The Timeless Way of Building introductory volume and The Oregon Experimen. 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I really don t know what I was expecting when I reserved this from the library but it wasn t this In my defense it sounded interesting I thought it might be a discussion of sociology and history meant to inspire or empower people to build what they wanted In fact what I got isLet me back up Just recently Irrational Games released the latest in their series of dystopian first person shooters Bioshock Infinite In this series visionary philosophers seek to found utopian communities based on the idea that humanity needs to be organized around a different guiding principle and in this isolation temporarily achieve great things only to be ultimately undermined by the fundamental flaws inherent in their philosophy In the first game you get to live out the fantasy of killing a bunch of Ayn Randian objectivist libertarians that have mutated into monsters In this latest game you are pitted against fanatical American patriots who worship the founding fathers One of the things that greatly interests me is that the utopian communities of Bioshock look absolutely nothing like the sort of utopian communities that are actually created or desired by the sort of people whose philosophies Bioshock draws inspiration from American religious mystics don t create high tech cities They create something like a Shaker village The people inspired by American Exceptionalism didn t create isolationist flying communes but Detroit and Chicago The followers of Ann Rand didn t and wouldn t be interested in planned communities They d correctly diagnosis any sort of planned community as a de facto government and isolation as a tool of empowerment by that government You can say many things about the Objectivists but they aren t really into building Utopias or at least not for communities as a whole Actual religious utopians building intentional planned communities don t tend to imagine high tech cities as a way to get spiritual If you actually look at the history of intentional communities in the United States and the world you find a lot of luddite religious groups a few con artists a great many free spirited anarchist suatters and an endless succession of socialist communes compounds show cities and planned communities In fact the only modern religious philosophy that has shown any consistent interest in building communities set apart from the rest of society is socialism It s got a rich 200 year history but if you are waiting for the Bioshock game that has a communist planned community at its heart well I suspect you ll be waiting a long while Actually attacking a vibrant religion especially one many of your friends belong too has way too many social repercussionsIf you want a real model for the sort of communities found in Bioshock then you couldn t really do better than this book Instead of a discussion of the theories of social organization and how they relate to architecture what you get in this book is a blueprint based on a theory of desirable organization There is within the pages of this book a detailed outline of exactly how the lives of people are to be controlled in every practical aspect Alexander has a plan for everything where you own land where you work what you do where you shop and where you sleep Everything is planned out in meticulous detail What I find particularly interesting is that what he s planning is ultimately little than a tessellated medieval town This is guy who has clearly gone to Europe fallen in love with the post medieval countryside and decided that this is the way mankind must be made to live Grounded in pseudoscience Alexander outlines reasoning for recreating every incidental aspect of the medieval countryside In the real world the complex winding tapestry of medieval fields and farms was the result of patrimony and continual subinfeudation In Alexander s fantasy world the thin intertwined fingers of land familiar to anyone with than a half dozen hours of college level course study in Medieval history are the product of science in the same way that the huge communal government owned farms of the Soviet Union and Mao s great agricultural leap forward were the product of science The pattern of streets in a medieval town the layout of semi self sufficient neighborhoods within larger cities virtually every aspect of medieval culture save the central organizing cathedral at the hub is apparent in the layout The steel I beam doesn t exist in this world nor does it appear the elevator nor does electricity save in the most cursory way This is building for the 19th century Now there are important topics here that could be discussed but from his perspective in the 1970 s a time filled with socialist community planning my cousin lived on a commune the writer isn t really asking the right uestions or thinking about them Instead of looking at the world s architectural diversity and really seeing it as adaptive and useful engineering he s got his theory and by golly he s going to stick with itI do Alexander no injustice to claim that he is a would be tyrant of the highest degree Alexander is well aware that his intentional planned community won t come about organically by people seeing the sense of his ideas and incorporating them into their lives from the bottom up first building house according to his principles then latter building complexes and latter neighborhoods and finally cities He well aware that his vision reuires above all two things central planning and authoritarian force The only way to get people to do what Alexander believes is good for them is to make them do it Every second page of the book contains an enjoinder to create laws that enforce the pattern discussed in that section and a discussion of the necessity of doing so Of course every page with such an injunction also contains a proof that the pattern to be enforced is really the natural one humanity prefers which means there has to be a Satan in the garden somewhere but I didn t read the book closely 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    FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ CURRENCYCONVERTOR.CO ë Christopher W. Alexander A Pattern Language Towns Buildings Construction E–pub Download 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

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    A Pattern Language Towns Buildings Construction E–pub Download Patterns are key to understanding what is ailing our landscape There is an order a language for the way a good street is created For example there are recognizable parts that make up a good village townscape Each part — a fence a lilac a walkway a wall a front door a roof — each part works with the other parts to create a place

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  • Hardcover
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  • A Pattern Language Towns Buildings Construction
  • Christopher W. Alexander
  • English
  • 10 January 2018
  • 9780195019193