Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 June 1985

381 Pages | 138 illus. (19 in color)

ISBN: 9780195032239

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The Production of Houses

Christopher Alexander, With Howard Davis, Julio Martinez, and Don Corner

Center for Environmental Structure Series

In this book, Christopher Alexander puts his theories to the test and shows what sort of production system can produce the environment he envisions. He provides a fascinating account of a group of houses in northern Mexico that he and his associates built according to his theories--examining each structure, showing how each was designed to meet the occupants' needs, and how each related to the framework of a pattern language. It is a concrete example of his ideas in action, revealing their vast potentional for advancing cultural change.