|Copy of: Re: Domes for common houses -- or individuals||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Thomas Alexander (Thoscompuserve.com)|
|Date: Sun, 20 Apr 1997 06:32:33 -0500|
Dear Cohousing-L, Apparently, this following note didn't get posted to the list. I'll try again. ---------- Forwarded Message ---------- From: Thomas Alexander, 70372,267 DATE: 4/18/97 7:04 PM RE: Copy of: Re: Domes for common houses -- or individuals Michael, Are you familiar with Christopher Alexander's (no relation) books? Domes typically violate the pattern "Structure follows social spaces." Basically, that pattern says that you should decide what shape of space you need, then find a structure to enclose it, rather than find a structure, and changing your plans to fit that shape. People don't typically come up with round floor plans, unless they're forced to. Come to think about it, a round building violates a number of patterns in the book. (Such as the shape of outdoor space, courtyards which live, light on two sides of every room, long thin house, and on and on.) I can't recommend his books enough - especially "A Pattern Language" and it's predicessor "The Timeless Way of Building." BTW, there's a dome storage building in the neighborhood where I'll be moving soon, and it doesn't look very good. It doesn't match the other houses and ruins much more space around it (leftover corners too small to use) than it encloses. Thos
Copy of: Re: Domes for common houses -- or individuals Thomas Alexander, April 20 1997
- Re: Copy of: Re: Domes for common houses -- or individuals Vinay Gupta, April 20 1997
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