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A Pattern Language

A Pattern Language Book
Author : Christopher Alexander
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2018-09-20
ISBN : 0190050357
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books which will, in their words, "lay the basis for an entirely new approach to architecture, building and planning, which will we hope replace existing ideas and practices entirely." The three books are The Timeless Way of Building, The Oregon Experiment, and this book, A Pattern Language. At the core of these books is the idea that people should design for themselves their own houses, streets, and communities. This idea may be radical (it implies a radical transformation of the architectural profession) but it comes simply from the observation that most of the wonderful places of the world were not made by architects but by the people. At the core of the books, too, is the point that in designing their environments people always rely on certain "languages," which, like the languages we speak, allow them to articulate and communicate an infinite variety of designs within a forma system which gives them coherence. This book provides a language of this kind. It will enable a person to make a design for almost any kind of building, or any part of the built environment. "Patterns," the units of this language, are answers to design problems (How high should a window sill be? How many stories should a building have? How much space in a neighborhood should be devoted to grass and trees?). More than 250 of the patterns in this pattern language are given: each consists of a problem statement, a discussion of the problem with an illustration, and a solution. As the authors say in their introduction, many of the patterns are archetypal, so deeply rooted in the nature of things that it seemly likely that they will be a part of human nature, and human action, as much in five hundred years as they are today.

Pattern Oriented Software Architecture A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing

Pattern Oriented Software Architecture  A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing Book
Author : Frank Buschmann,Kevlin Henney,Douglas C. Schmidt
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2007-04-04
ISBN : 9780470065303
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The eagerly awaited Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture (POSA) Volume 4 is about a pattern language for distributed computing. The authors will guide you through the best practices and introduce you to key areas of building distributed software systems. POSA 4 connects many stand-alone patterns, pattern collections and pattern languages from the existing body of literature found in the POSA series. Such patterns relate to and are useful for distributed computing to a single language. The panel of experts provides you with a consistent and coherent holistic view on the craft of building distributed systems. Includes a foreword by Martin Fowler A must read for practitioners who want practical advice to develop a comprehensive language integrating patterns from key literature.

Pattern Oriented Software Architecture A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing

Pattern Oriented Software Architecture  A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing Book
Author : Frank Buschmann,Kevlin Henney,Douglas C. Schmidt
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2007-04-23
ISBN : 0470059028
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The eagerly awaited Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture (POSA) Volume 4 is about a pattern language for distributed computing. The authors will guide you through the best practices and introduce you to key areas of building distributed software systems. POSA 4 connects many stand-alone patterns, pattern collections and pattern languages from the existing body of literature found in the POSA series. Such patterns relate to and are useful for distributed computing to a single language. The panel of experts provides you with a consistent and coherent holistic view on the craft of building distributed systems. Includes a foreword by Martin Fowler A must read for practitioners who want practical advice to develop a comprehensive language integrating patterns from key literature.

Learning Patterns A Pattern Language for Creative Learning

Learning Patterns  A Pattern Language for Creative Learning Book
Author : Takashi Iba
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2014-09-04
ISBN : 1312408855
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Creative Learning, learner creates opportunities for learning by himself/herself by launching and implementing his/her own project, and learn through actively creating with others. How can such a Creative Learning be achieved? The secrets are scribed in this book. Learning Patterns presents 40 distinct patterns that show tips, methods, and views for a Creative Learning. The Learning Patterns are written as a pattern language that summarizes the design knowledge that develops from a person's experience into the form of a pattern. It pairs a problem that occurs in a certain context of a design with its solution and gives it a name. Read through the pages and use any or all of the Learning Patterns to make your learning more creative!

A New Pattern Language for Growing Regions

A New Pattern Language for Growing Regions Book
Author : Michael Mehaffy,Yulia Kryazheva,Andrew Rudd,Nikos Salingaros
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020
ISBN : 9780578633640
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The 1977 book "A Pattern Language" was a landmark in the design world, introducing a methodology that has since become remarkably widespread and effective across many fields. Among them is software, where "design patterns" have since become an industry standard. Important spinoffs include peer-to-peer collaboration technologies like wiki - the basis of Wikipedia and related innovations - as well as Agile Methodology. Yet curiously, the one field where pattern methodology has lagged most conspicuously is the one where it began, the built environment. In part, the popular appeal of the 1977 book served to "freeze" the initial set of patterns, greatly slowing further peer-to-peer development in environmental design - contrary to the original authors' stated aims. As one remedy, we present here - in one of many more hoped-for future companion volumes to the original classic book - a new collection of 80 patterns for a new era of urban challenges, including rapid urbanization, slum upgrading, sustainable urbanism, [CUT: "new"] urban technologies, and new tools and strategies to meet these and other challenges. This new collection comes as a contribution to a five-year collaboration with UN-Habitat on implementation of the "New Urban Agenda," a framework document adopted by consensus by all 193 countries of the United Nations. However, there remains an urgent need to implement its humane aspirations, using tools and strategies grounded in research evidence, but also subject to revision, addition and refinement with new findings from new collaborators. This volume aims to meet that need - together with the launch of an online companion pattern "repository", available at npl.wiki. Both initiatives were developed in collaboration with Ward Cunningham, wiki inventor, and pioneer of pattern languages of programming as well as Agile Methodology. Both are meant to expand the capacity of pattern languages in support of a hopeful new era of open-source, human-centered, life-enriching technology.

The Timeless Way of Building

The Timeless Way of Building Book
Author : Christopher Alexander,Professor in the Department of Architecture Christopher Alexander
Publisher : New York : Oxford University Press
Release : 1979
ISBN : 9780195024029
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This introductory volume to Alexander's other works, A Pattern of Language and The Oregon Experiment, explains concepts fundamental to his original approaches to the theory and application of architecture

Sane Polity

Sane Polity Book
Author : William Ophuls
Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
Release : 2013-02-14
ISBN : 9781480073166
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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William Ophuls proposes a different way of thinking about governance. Inspired by architecture, he articulates a pattern language of politics-a set of thirty-five design criteria for constructing sane and humane polity. Since ancient times, human beings have asked a fundamental question: What is a good society, and how should it be governed? Plato's response was philosophical. In *The Republic*, he searched for an abstract notion of justice to guide political thought and action. Aristotle's response was empirical. In *The Politics*, he tried to discover which constitutions were more conducive to justice in practice. Following Aristotle, the modern era embraced constitutionalism as the royal road to political nirvana. Thus the American founders, who were also inspired by the mechanical worldview, framed a constitutional machine intended to foster individual liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But the mechanical worldview is no longer intellectually tenable, and constitutional governance is no longer practically viable. Far from fostering a society in which men and women flourish according to their own lights, modern polities grow steadily more dysfunctional and oppressive. Ophuls argues that a pattern language best accords with the dawning ecological worldview and the emerging scientific understanding of systems and chaos. He contends that the proper way to shape the political future is not with rigid legal machinery, as is our wont, but instead with flexible design criteria resembling the architectural patterns used for constructing human settlements and dwellings.

Regenerative Adaptive Design for Sustainable Development

Regenerative Adaptive Design for Sustainable Development Book
Author : Phillip B. Roös
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2020-09-16
ISBN : 9783030532338
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this book, the author tests a regenerative-adaptive pattern language theory towards investigating the possibilities of a holistic, integrated design and planning method for sustainable development that incorporates the principles of regenerative design, as well as an adaptive pattern language that re-establishes our wholeness with nature, and considers the vulnerabilities of a changing landscape. The book examines an integral approach to contemporary theories of planning and design that explores the human-nature relationship patterns in social and spatial interconnections, between people and their natural environments. The interconnectedness of human and natural systems is used to scaffold possible solutions to address key environmental and sustainability issues that specifically address the need for patterns of behaviour that acknowledge the duality of ‘man and nature’. In 12 chapters, the book presents a holistic, regenerative-adaptive pattern language that encapsulates how communities can better appreciate landscape change under future climate effects, and acknowledges the importance to adapt to patterns of change of place and the environment and therefore inform the communities’ responses for sustainable development. The application of the regenerative-adaptive pattern language was tested along the Great Ocean Road region of the Victorian coast in Australia. The concluding chapters argues that for human settlements and cities to be resilient and sustainable, we must understand the interconnected patterns of human-built environments and natural systems, and how we function in a social-spatial dimension with these. The book is intended for practitioners and academic scholars with interest in sustainable development, regenerative design, pattern languages, biophilia, settlement planning, and climate change adaptation.

A Pattern Language For Composing Music

A Pattern Language For Composing Music Book
Author : Thomas Schlechte
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-08-15
ISBN : 9781792938047
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Do you wish to become a composer of music?Are you a trained classical musician, but having difficulties to compose your own stuff?Or are you interested in making music, and do not really know where to start?If this is your story, A Pattern Language for Composing Music is for you.A Pattern is a simple principle which shows you how to turn the building blocks of music into a unique piece of music by piecemeal variations. A Pattern Language offers you ideas how to connect patterns and apply them to your own choices of notes. A Pattern Language for Composing Music offers 79 different patterns including short descriptions, simple pictures, hands-on examples, and inspiring relations to other patterns - all waiting to be combined and turned into something unprecedented by you! "A Pattern Language for Composing Music reminds me of Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies, but with a pragmatic twist that offers realistic advice to a composer who needs to change the frame." - Chilly Gonzales - Canadian Pianist, Composer & Entertainer

Pattern Theory

Pattern Theory Book
Author : Helmut Leitner
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2015-03-10
ISBN : 9781505637434
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book “Pattern Theory” summarizes the work of an important contemporary thinker, the architect and systems theorist Christopher Alexander, an emeritus professor at the University of Berkeley, California. In 1979 one of his books, "A Pattern Language", an 1100-page-essay on architecture and human life, became a non-fiction best seller that attracted half a million readers and continues to inspire people from many disciplines. The still broader four-volume essay "The Nature of Order" was published 2002-2004 as magnum opus. The life work of Alexander is outstanding. He develops a general theory of living systems, a systems theory based on the concepts center, wholeness and transformation by using design patterns and pattern languages as parts of the method. There is a whole new cosmos of thinking with astonishing bandwidth: Alexander suggests a new scientific paradigm that stands in opposition to the traditional causal mechanistic paradigm of natural science – and he offers a new knowledge format as a way to enable people and support their participation in design processes.Alexander's theories have already proven useful in education, organizational development, permaculture, and in software the design patterns have even become mainstream. Many disciplines are about to follow in this development. Pattern theory allows us to change our thinking, to rethink our world and to move towards a fairer society. This leads to more participation and higher sustainability. Alexander's concepts form a mental toolbox for societal change and innovation.

Designing Distributed Control Systems

Designing Distributed Control Systems Book
Author : Veli-Pekka Eloranta,Johannes Koskinen,Marko Leppänen,Ville Reijonen
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-06-09
ISBN : 1118694155
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Designing Distributed Control Systems presents 80 patterns for designing distributed machine control system software architecture (forestry machinery, mining drills, elevators, etc.). These patterns originate from state-of-the-art systems from market-leading companies, have been tried and tested, and will address typical challenges in the domain, such as long lifecycle, distribution, real-time and fault tolerance. Each pattern describes a separate design problem that needs to be solved. Solutions are provided, with consequences and trade-offs. Each solution will enable piecemeal growth of the design. Finding a solution is easy, as the patterns are divided into categories based on the problem field the pattern tackles. The design process is guided by different aspects of quality, such as performance and extendibility, which are included in the pattern descriptions. The book also contains an example software architecture designed by leading industry experts using the patterns in the book. The example system introduces the reader to the problem domain and demonstrates how the patterns can be used in a practical system design process. The example architecture shows how useful a toolbox the patterns provide for both novices and experts, guiding the system design process from its beginning to the finest details. Designing distributed machine control systems with patterns ensures high quality in the final product. High-quality systems will improve revenue and guarantee customer satisfaction. As market need changes, the desire to produce a quality machine is not only a primary concern, there is also a need for easy maintenance, to improve efficiency and productivity, as well as the growing importance of environmental values; these all impact machine design. The software of work machines needs to be designed with these new requirements in mind. Designing Distributed Control Systems presents patterns to help tackle these challenges. With proven methodologies from the expert author team, they show readers how to improve the quality and efficiency of distributed control systems.

A Pattern Language for Houses at Pompeii Herculaneum and Ostia

A Pattern Language for Houses at Pompeii  Herculaneum and Ostia Book
Author : Carol Martin Watts
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1987
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download A Pattern Language for Houses at Pompeii Herculaneum and Ostia book written by Carol Martin Watts, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Center for Environmental Structure Series

Center for Environmental Structure Series Book
Author : Christopher Alexander
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1975
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Center for Environmental Structure Series book written by Christopher Alexander, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

A Pattern Language which Generates Multi service Centers

A Pattern Language which Generates Multi service Centers Book
Author : Christopher Alexander,Sara Ishikawa,Murray Silverstein
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1968
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download A Pattern Language which Generates Multi service Centers book written by Christopher Alexander,Sara Ishikawa,Murray Silverstein, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Pattern Illustrating Patterns A Pattern Language for Pattern Illustrating

Pattern Illustrating Patterns  A Pattern Language for Pattern Illustrating Book
Author : Takashi Iba,Iba Laboratory
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2015-06-27
ISBN : 1329253833
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Recently, the field of pattern language has been developing in various domains. Patterns are usually expressed in sentences, along with a visual expression. One of these expressions is called a "pattern illustration" because it expresses the essence of the pattern, includes characters that express human movements and feelings, and symbolically represents a pattern that does not connect multiple scenes with arrows. Pattern illustration describes the pattern's primary content, and this helps readers understand and memorize the pattern and also motivates them to use it. But our question here is "How can we draw these pattern illustrations?" In this book, Pattern Illustrating Patterns, we have collected 28 patterns on how and what to draw and what aspects must be considered when creating pattern illustrations. We hope this book will stimulate further understanding about including pattern illustration as an approach to visual aid by those considering or creating pattern languages.

A Pattern Language which Generates Multi service Centers

A Pattern Language which Generates Multi service Centers Book
Author : Christopher Alexander,Sara Ishikawa,Murray Silverstein
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1968
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download A Pattern Language which Generates Multi service Centers book written by Christopher Alexander,Sara Ishikawa,Murray Silverstein, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

A Pattern Language

A Pattern Language Book
Author : Christopher Alexander
Publisher : OUP USA
Release : 1978-08-17
ISBN : 9780195019193
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this volume, 253 archetypal patterns consisting of problem statements, discussions, illustrations, and solutions provide lay persons with a framework for engaging in architectural design.

A Pattern Language for Sacred Secular Places

A Pattern Language for Sacred Secular Places Book
Author : Melanie Rachel Joseph
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Pattern Language" is a term popularized by Christopher Alexander and his co-authors of the book A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction, Sara Ishikawa, and Murray Silverstein in the late 1970's. Though intended to enable every citizen to design and construct their own home, pattern language never quite caught up with those in the field of architecture, mostly because of its lack of flexibility. The core idea of Alexander's pattern language was to arm architects, designers, and the common people with a tool that would empower them to make informed decisions related to designing places that would comply with their needs and wants. What architecture needs the most today is the ability to heal and invigorate. I believe that contemporary architecture lacks such places that enable occupants to connect and communicate with what is within and what is without. A number of studies have proven that universally sacred (a majority of which are religious in function) places are charged with energies that could contribute towards this process. The energies, also referred to as "patterns," are the energies unique to a place that make it special and sacred (not just in the religious context but also in the secular context). This thesis is an attempt to derive a new pattern language for the creation of sacred "secular" places like our homes and work places which draw from the pattern lists that have been proposed in four separate instances by authors including Christopher Alexander and Phillip Tabb. This new pattern list is aimed at providing architects and designers with a tool for creating secular places with an element of sacrality without having to taking on a religious meaning.

A Pattern Language which Generates Multi service Centers

A Pattern Language which Generates Multi service Centers Book
Author : Christopher Alexander
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1968
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download A Pattern Language which Generates Multi service Centers book written by Christopher Alexander, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Das Linz Caf

Das Linz Caf   Book
Author : Christopher Alexander
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1981
ISBN : 9783854090212
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Linz Café is the fifth and latest book in a series which includes The Timeless Way of Building, A Pattern Language, The Oregon Experiment, and The Production of Houses[.] Here for the first time, Christopher Alexander describes a single building, commissioned by the organizers of the 1980 summer exposition "Forum Design" in Linz, Austria, with the explicit intention of allowing him to express his ideas, concepts, feelings, and philosophy, in a single building. "I thought at once that people would be tired after walking so much in the exhibit," Alexander writes, "and that what was needed most of all was a beautiful place to sit down, be comfortable, have a cup of coffee or a beer, enjoy the beauty of the Danube." The book describes the process of its design and the feelings which prompted it. Reflecting ideas presented in his earlier books and offering tantalizing glimpses of work now in progress, it deals with the ultimate spiritual reality of building. Among other things, there are first sketches of ideas, so far not published elsewhere, of Alexander's theory of color, his love of ornament, and illustrations of the hand-painted flowers with which he covered the inside of the café in the last days before its opening. --From dust jacket.