GlobalVillages
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This is the "ladder" which will help us construct the pattern language. Reading Alexander's book should be a condition to work here. Many of the patterns are almost-to-global village and will just need slight adjustments and comments, while only some of the patterns do not fit into the Global Villages Pattern list.

Currently, however, we are just trying to discover the Global Villages Patterns themselves.

Note to Franz from AndriusKulikauskas: I am trying out a different direction (which I hope will converge) by creating A Pattern Language for Independent Thinkers.

Christopher Alexanders Patterns from his book A Pattern Language (copyright). We have numbered his patterns as in his book.

Global Village Patterns .................. Alexanders patterns


Global Patterns


1. Patterns/OPENSOURCENETWORKS

Regions instead of countries

1 INDEPENDENT REGIONS

2. Patterns/MOTHERCITIES


Regional policies

2 THE DISTRIBUTION OF TOWNS

3 CITY COUNTRY FINGERS

4 AGRICULTURAL VALLEYS

5 LACE OF COUNTRY STREET

6 COUNTRY TOWNS

7 THE COUNTRYSIDE


Major structures which define the city

8 MOSAIC OF SUBCULTURES

9 SCATTERED WORK

10 MAGIC OF THE CITY

11 LOCAL TRANSPORT AREAS


Communities & neighborhoods

12 COMMUNITY OF 7000

13 SUBCULTURE BOUNDARY

14 IDENTIFIABLE NEIGHBORHOOD

15 NEIGHBORHOOD BOUNDARY


Community networks

16 WEB OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

17 RING ROAD

18 NETWORK OF LEARNING

19 WEB OF SHOPPING

20 MINI-BUSES


Character of local environments

21 FOUR-STORY LIMIT

22 NINE PER CENT PARKING

23 PARALLEL ROADS

24 SACRED SITES

25 ACCESS TO WATER

26 LIFE CYCLE

27 MEN AND WOMEN


Local centers

x. Patterns/PUBLICINTERNETACCESSPOINT

28 ECCENTRIC NUCLEUS

29 DENSITY RINGS

30 ACTIVITY NODES

31 PROMENADE

32 SHOPPING STREET

33 NIGHT LIFE

34 INTERCHANGE


Housing

35 HOUSEHOULD MIX

36 DEGREES OF PUBLICNESS

37 HOUSE CLUSTER

38 ROW HOUSES

39 HOUSING HILL

40 OLD PEOPLE EVERYWHERE


x. 41 WORK COMMUNITY

42 INDUSTRIAL RIBBON


43 UNIVERSITY AS MARKETPLACE

44 LOCAL TOWN HALL

45 NECKLACE OF COMMUNITY PROJECTS

46 MARKET OF MANY SHOPS

47 HEALTH CENTER

48 HOUSING IN BETWEEN


Local road and path network

49 LOOPED LOCAL ROADS

50 T JUNCTIONS

51 GREEN STREETS

52 NETWORK OF PATHS AND CARS

53 MAIN GATEWAYS

54 ROAD CROSSING

55 RAISED WALK

56 BIKE PATHS AND RACKS

57 CHILDREN IN THE CITY


Public open land

58 CARNIVAL

59 QUIET BACKS

60 ACCESSIBLE GREEN

61 SMALL PUBLIC SQUARES

62 HIGH PLACES

63 DANCING IN THE STREET

64 POOLS AND STREAMS

65 BIRTH PLACES

66 HOLY GROUND


Local common land

67 COMMON LAND

68 CONNECTED PLAY

69 PUBLIC OUTDOOR LAND

70 GRAVE SITES

71 STILL WATER

72 LOCAL SPORTS

73 ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND

74 ANIMALS


Transformation of the family

75 THE FAMILY

76 HOUSE FOR A SMALL FAMILY

77 HOUSE FOR A COUPLE

78 HOUSE FOR ONE PERSON

79 YOUR OWN HOME


Transformation of work and learning

80 SELF-GOVERNING WORKSHOPS AND OFFICES

81 SMALL SERVICES WITHOUT RED TAPE

82 OFFICE CONNECTIONS

83 MASTER AND APPRENTICES

84 TEENAGE SOCIETY

85 SHOPFRONT SCHOOLS

86 CHILDREN'S HOME


Transformation of local shops and gathering places

87 INDIVIDUALLY OWNED SHOPS

88 STREET CAFE

89 CORNER GROCERY

90 BEER HALL

91 TRAVELLER'S INN

92 BUS STOP

93 FOOD STANDS

94 SLEEPING IN PUBLIC



BUILDINGS:

The overall arangement of a group of buildings

95 BUILDING COMPLEX

96 NUMBER OF STORIES

97 SHIELDED PARKING

98 CIRCULATION REALMS

99 MAIN BUILDING

100 PEDESTRIAN STREET

101 BUILDING THOROUGHFARE

102 FAMILY OF INTRANCES

103 SMALL PARKING LOTS


The position of individual buildings

104 SITE REPAIR

105 SOUTH FACING OUTDOORS

106 POSITIVE OUTDOOR SPACE

107 WINGS OF LIGHT

108 CONNECTED BUILDINGS

109 LONG THIN HOUSE


Entrances, gardens, courtyards, roofs and terraces

110 MAIN ENTRANCE

111 HALF-HIDDEN GARDEN

112 ENTRANCE TRANSITION

113 CAR CONNECTION

114 HIERARCHY OF OPEN SPACE

115 COURTYARDS WHICH LIVE

116 CASCADE OF ROOFS

117 SHELTERING ROOF

118 ROOF GARDEN


Paths and squares

119 ARCADES

120 PATHS AND GOALS

121 PATH SHAPE

122 BUILDING FRONTS

123 PEDESTRIAN DENSITY

124 ACTIVITY POCKETS

125 STAIR SEATS

126 SOMETHING ROUGHLY IN THE MIDDLE


Gradients and connection of space

127 INTIMACY GRADIENT

128 INDOOR SUNLIGHT

129 COMMON AREAS AT THE HEART

130 ENTRANCE ROOM

131 THE FLOW THROUGH ROOMS

132 SHORT PASSAGES

133 STAIRCASE AS A STAGE

134 ZEN VIEW

135 TAPESTRY OF LIGHT AND DARK


The most important areas and rooms

(in a house)

136 COUPLE'S REALM

137 CHILDREN'S REALM

138 SLEEPING TO THE EAST

139 FARMHOUSE KITCHEN

140 PRIVATE TERRACE ON THE STREET

141 A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN

142 SEQUENCE OF SITTING SPACES

143 BED CLUSTER

144 BATHING ROOM

145 BULK STORAGE


The most important areas and rooms

(in offices, workshops and public buildings)

146 FLEXIBLE OFFICE SPACE

147 COMMUNAL EATING

148 SMALL WORK GROUPS

149 RECEPTION WELCOMES YOU

150 A PLACE TO WAIT

151 SMALL MEETING ROOMS

152 HALF-PRIVATE OFFICE


Outbuildings and access to the street and gardens

153 ROOMS TO RENT

154 TEENAGER'S COTTAGE

155 OLD AGE COTTAGE

156 SETTLED WORK

157 HOME WORKSHOP

158 OPEN STAIRS


Knit the inside of the building to the outside

159 LIGHT ON TWO SIDES OF EVERY ROOM

160 BUILDING EDGE

161 SUNNY PLACE

162 NORTH FACE

163 OUTDOOR ROOM

164 STREET WINDOWS

165 OPENING TO THE STREET

166 GALLERY SURROUND

167 SIX-FOOT BALCONY

168 CONNECTION TO THE EARTH


Arrange the gardens, and the places in the gardens

169 TERRACED SLOPE

170 FRUIT TREES

171 TREE PLACES

172 GARDEN GROWING WILD

173 GARDEN WALL

174 TRELLISED WALK

175 GREENHOUSE

176 GARDEN SEAT

177 VEGETABLE GARDEN

178 COMPOST


Inside, attach necessary minor rooms and alcoves

179 ALCOVES

180 WINDOW PLACE

181 THE FIRE

182 EATING ATMOSPHERE

183 WORKSPACE ENCLOSURE

184 COOKING LAYOUT

185 SITTING CIRCLE

186 COMMUNAL SLEEPING

187 MARRIAGE BED

188 BED ALCOVE

189 DRESSING ROOM


Fine tune the shape and size of rooms and alcoves

190 CEILING HEIGHT VARIETY

191 THE SHAPE OF INDOOR SPACE

192 WINDOWS OVERLOOKING LIFE

193 HALF-0PEN WALL

194 INTERIOR WINDOWS

195 STAIRCASE VOLUME

196 CORNER DOORS


Give the walls some depth

197 THICK WALLS

198 CLOSETS BETWEEN ROOMS

199 SUNNY COUNTER

200 OPEN SHELVES

201 WAIST-HIGH SHELF

202 BUILT-IN SEATS

203 CHILD CAVES

204 SECRET PLACE



CONSTRUCTION:

Let the structure grow directly from

your plans and your conception of the

buildings

205 STRUCTURE FOLLOWS SOCIAL SPACES

206 EFFICIENT STRUCTURE

207 GOOD MATERIALS

208 GRADUAL STIFFENING


Work out the complete structural layout

209 ROOF LAYOUT

210 FLOOR AND CEILING LAYOUT

211 THICKENING THE OUTER WALLS

212 COLUMNS AT THE CORNERS

213 FINAL COLUMN DISTRIBUTION


Mark the column locations and erect the main frame

214 ROOT FOUNDATION

215 GROUND FLOOR SLAB

216 BOX COLUMNS

217 PERIMETER BEAMS

218 WALL MEMBRANES

219 FLOOR-CEILING VAULTS

220 ROOF VAULTS


Fix the exact positions for openings and frame them

221 NATURAL DOORS AND WINDOWS

222 LOW SILL

223 DEEP REVEALS

224 LOW DOORWAY

225 FRAMES AS THICKENED EDGES


Put in the following subsidiary patterns

226 COLUMN PLACE

227 COLUMN CONNECTION

228 STAIR VAULT

229 DUCT SPACE

230 RADIANT HEAT

231 DORMER WINDOWS

232 ROOF CAPS


Put in the surfaces and indoor details

233 FLOOR SURFACE

234 LAPPED OUTSIDE WALLS

235 SOFT INSIDE WALLS

236 WINDOWS WHICH OPEN WIDE

237 SOLID DOORS WITH GLASS

238 FILTERED LIGHT

239 SMALL PANES

240 HALF-INCH TRIM


Build outdoor details

241 SEAT SPOTS

242 FRONT DOOR BENCH

243 SITTING WALL

244 CANVAS ROOFS

245 RAISED FLOWERS

246 CLIMBING PLANTS

247 PAVING WITH CRACKS BETWEEN THE STONES

248 SOFT TILE AND BRICK


Complete the building

249 ORNAMENT

250 WARM COLORS

251 DIFFERENT CHAIRS

252 POOLS OF LIGHT

253 THINGS FROM YOUR LIFE

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