Chapter 2. Understanding Pattern Aggregations

Understanding Pattern Aggregations

The "patterns" movement

When designing homes and commercial buildings, architects and engineers often use patterns. And before some of you react and say, surely John isn't going to go down the well-worn track of comparing information systems design and construction with the building industry, relax. The reason for mentioning the topic is the work of an architect by the name of Christopher Alexander. In 1977, he co-authored a book, A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction, about patterns within architecture. He dared to suggest that non-professionals familiar with the basic patterns of architecture ...

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