Unfoldings: The Building Blocks of Living Neighborhoods
Christopher Alexander's ideas and techniques have had a profound influence on architecture, building techniques, city planning and new urbanism. His purpose is to build beautiful, well-adapted living environments. Formulating "Generative Codes" that guide the creation of living neighborhoods is his latest elaboration and builds on The Nature of Order. Alexander recently published a four-volume collection on the art of building and the nature of the universe. In this session, he talks about "unfoldings," the key elements of every generative code that establish the basis for life-giving adaptation to proceed over time. Similarities and differences to the "pattern language" are also discussed. For more information, visit www.livingneighborhoods.org .
Presented by: Christopher Alexander, Michael Mehaffy
This presentation includes:
Michael Mehaffy's Introduction