A FULL HOUSE

Jaap Pelgrim Dawson

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26687/archnet-ijar.v8i2.442

Abstract

A fictional child knows which buildings suit him.  He talks with an anthropologist, an historian, an architect, and a depth psychologist:  he wants to know why some buildings suit him while other buildings don’t.  The child’s own experience corresponds with the experience that led Christopher Alexander to undertake his research.  We can recognize this child in ourselves. 


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Buildings that suit us

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