A Pattern Language #

A Pattern Language is a book by Christopher Alexander and other researchers at the Center for Environmental Structure in California.

It’s a wonderful and unique book that presents a series of patterns, universal entities that should be present in all sorts of design scenarios, from building a house to planning a city to crafting an object.

It turns out that the University of Oregon, in Eugene, where I spent four months during my PhD uses this book as its “official planning instrument”.

In one of those weird coincidences, the author died less than a week after I discovered this book.

  • A really nicely made website with definitions and examples of all the patterns from the book.