A Pattern Language - self-contained hypertextual catalog of aesthetics and architecture

This is self-promotion for a hobby project I’ve been working on in bursts for the last few years: A Pattern Language - Christopher Alexander (Architecture)

This project is an abridged, hyper-textual, and copyleft manifestation of the 1977 architecture classic A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander. It is compiled from markdown into a static website using Quartz

I created it to serve as both an accessible reference for myself and as a way to share the ideas with others.

From the inside cover:

You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction.

I think it will be of interest to many of you here! Enjoy.


Wow, I remember this from college ~35 years ago. Nice work, obviously a labor of love, thanks for sharing it with everyone!

Indeed. I should have made it more obvious, but you can find all the Obsidian-compatible markdown here.


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