Nikos Salingaros: Design Patterns and Living Architecture

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A promised new era of unprecedented design innovation has as its goal to generate a humane, healing environment for the user. This booklet aims to educate practicing architects, students, and the general public about design patterns, while discrediting image-based design. The pattern method establishes practical guidelines for creating life in the built environment. Design patterns are a remarkably prescient methodology that is only now finding its most profound expression. Patterns contain the seeds of a new yet timeless, adaptive approach to architecture. Design Patterns and Living Architecture by Nikos Salingaros is available online here.

Dan Klyn