Term: A Pattern Language

Christopher Alexander’s ground breaking book first published in 1977.  It is part 2 of a 3-part trilogy about the nature of the built environment.  A Pattern Language includes 253 universal patterns of human nature.   Selecting and organizing the relevant patterns to solve a design problem forms “a pattern language”.  Each pattern consists of a problem statement, a discussion of the problem with an illustration, and a solution.

A Pattern Language

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