Saturday, April 28, 2007

Thoughts to Ponder on Architecture

As of today, Wikipedia contains an entry on Christopher Alexander which states: 'Reasoning that users know more about the buildings they need than any architect could, Alexander produced and validated (in collaboration with Sarah Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein) a pattern language designed to empower any human being to design and build at any scale.'

Virtual cities give us all the opportunity to consider these design patterns across all structures within our community. As annotators of a virtual city, we all can index representative buildings in the virtual model and debate the design for our shared learning. As we all get smarter about design, we can get smarter about our shared community interests and promote the ideas we favor with those who design.

a site suggesting architectural design patterns

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