Pattern Language vs. Form Language

Theorist Nikos A. Salingaros outlines the two often opposing forces of designing for the built environment.  Very well written.  While this blog may be focusing more on the human element of how people interact with the built environment, Salingaros focuses on the underlying spatial relationships that consequently develop.

Salingaros’ analysis comes up with a similar conclusion to my previous post about Ambulation and Atmosphere.  Ambulation can be seen as the pattern language that contributes to form, the cultural input.  The atmosphere is the built product, the form language according to Salingaros.


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