Christopher Alexander on design

Somewhat surprisingly, a lot of architects don’t know who Christopher Alexander is. Those who do, are frequently uneasy with his message. Yet, Alexander is arguably one of the more influential architects to have emerged in the space of the last fifty odd years…with a lasting impact on planners, urbanists, and, interestingly, computer programmers. Perhaps the reason for this tension, is that Alexander is quite upfront (as he demonstrates in this debate with Peter Eisenman) about his disdain for ...