Author Archives : Wolfgang Rauter


Video: A Pattern Primer

Architect Richard Sickinger giving a primer – a short introduction talk – on patterns and the pattern language approach of Christopher Alexander. This video was filmed within the “Discover Patterns!” Newcomers Fair of the 2nd #PURPLSOC Conference (In Pursuit of Pattern Languages for Societal Change).


A Look Back at PURPLSOC 2017

Second World Pattern Conference PURPLSOC 2017 – In Pursuit of Pattern Languages for Societal Change October 19th to 21st, 2017 at Danube University Krems In the last two decades, the pattern language approach of Christopher Alexander – which originated from architecture but has gone far beyond since – has been successfully implemented in a growing […]


Part 2 | Preface to Books 1 – 4 5

The Art of Building and the Nature of the Universe The people entrusted by society with the creation and preservation of our physical world, have become collaborators with the enemy The architect Christopher Alexander starts his preface with a stark criticism of today’s architecture and the people responsible for this development – architects, builders, planners, […]