Monthly Archives: February 2013

Towards a Biological Understanding of Architecture and Urbanism: Lessons from Steven Pinker

Towards a Biological Understanding of Architecture and Urbanism: Lessons from Steven Pinker by Nikos Salingaros Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78249, USA.   Architecture is indeed linked to biology. This observation is intuitively true from a structural perspective, since human beings perceive a kinship between the different processes — natural and artificial — that generate form. Nevertheless, the broadness […] read more

Making Better Worlds: Christopher Alexander’s The Nature of Order

Making Better Worlds: Christopher Alexander’s The Nature of Order Christopher Alexander, 2002-05. The Nature of Order, Books 1-4: The Phenomenon of Life; The Process of Creating Life; A Vision of a Living World; The Luminous Ground. Berkeley, CA: Center for Environmental Structure. Reviewed by David Seamon, Architecture Department, Kansas State University, 211 Seaton Hall, Manhattan, KS. 66506-2901 USA. Tel 1-785-532-5953. www.arch.ksu.edu/seamon; triad@ksu.edu. °°°° We […] read more

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