Christopher Alexander


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Christopher Wolfgang Alexander (born October 4, 1936 in Vienna, Austria) is a registered architect noted for his theories about design, and for more than 200 building projects in California, Japan, Mexico and around the world. Reasoning that users know more about the buildings they need than any architect could, he produced and validated (in collaboration with Sarah Ishikawa and Murray ... more »

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  • ''When they have a choice, people will always gravitate to those rooms which have light on two sides, and leave the rooms which are lit only from one side unused and empty.''
    Christopher Alexander, U.S. architect. A Pattern Language, "Light on Two Sides of Every Room," Oxford University Press (1977). In the 159th of Ale...
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