9 results found for “Salingaros”

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A New Pattern Language for Growing Regions: Places, Networks, Processes

By Michael W. Mehaffy with Yulia Kryazheva, Andrew Rudd, and Nikos A. Salingaros Sustasis Press The 1977 book A Pattern Language was a landmark in the design world, introducing a methodology that has become influential across many fields. Among them are software and “design patterns,” and important spinoff technologies like wiki (the basis of Wikipedia) […]

Unified Architectural Theory: Form, Language, Complexity

Unified Architectural Theory

A COMPANION TO CHRISTOPHER ALEXANDER’S THE PHENOMENON OF LIFE — THE NATURE OF ORDER, BOOK 1 We are on the threshold of a new way of thinking about, learning, and practicing architecture. Ready to abandon design based on often-irrelevant images for a more meaningful paradigm, we find answers in combining timeless truths with recent scientific […]

Algorithmic Sustainable Design

LECTURE NOTES TO ACCOMPANY THE FREE VIDEO COURSE ONLINE. Twelve one-hour video lectures are archived online, and can be accessed for free. These lectures apply cutting-edge mathematical techniques to architectural and urban design. The course material is original, and includes innovative topics such as algorithms, fractals, cellular automata, complexity, emergence, information theory, symmetries, scaling, codes, […]

Anti-Architecture & Deconstruction: The Triumph of Nihilism

“This book should be required reading in every institution concerned with the teaching of architecture, planning, and all other aspects of the built environment. It should also be read by every person claiming to be an architect.” — James Stevens Curl. “I have just finished reading this long-awaited book. It’s worth reading, even if you […]

Biophilia & Healing Environments

Healthy Principles for Design “Biophilic design is not about greening our buildings or simply increasing their aesthetic appeal through inserting trees and shrubs. Much more, it is about humanity’s place in nature, and the natural world’s place in society…” —Stephen R. Kellert and Judith H. Heerwagen (Kellert et al., 2008: page viii)

Design for a Living Planet

In this brief, accessible volume, the authors — an urban philosopher and a mathematician-physicist — explain the surprising new findings from the sciences that are beginning to transform environmental design in the modern era. Authors Michael Mehaffy and Nikos Salingaros explore fractals, networks, self-organization, dynamical systems and other revolutionary ideas, describing them to non-science readers […]

Design Patterns & Living Architecture

This collection of articles describes how to use design patterns to create better — more emotionally-responsive and human — architectural environments. The pattern concept was introduced by Christopher Alexander and his collaborators in 1977, and has enjoyed wide success outside architectural culture. For various reasons, this design method and its accompanying philosophy of adaptation have […]

Principles of Urban Structure

Principles of Urban Structure

This book explains how cities actually work as networks. It addresses the needs of politicians, professional urbanists, teachers, and students who wish to understand how and why cities are successful or not, depending on their form, components, and substructure. Drawing upon science and mathematics, yet written in plain language, it serves as a guide and […]

A Theory of Architecture

More than a decade in the making, this is a textbook of architecture, useful for every architect: from first-year students, to those taking senior design studio, to graduate students writing a Ph.D. dissertation in architectural theory, to experienced practicing architects. It is very carefully written so that it can be read even by the beginning […]

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