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Part of a 5-fold Pattern Language.
Subsequently published in Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential (1986)
Physical The most efficient way of distributing materials throughout a building, so as to enclose space, strongly and well, with the least amount of expensive, non-depletable material, is to conceive of the building as made from one continuous body of compressive material. In its geometry, conceive it as a three-dimensional system of individually vaulted spaces, most of them roughly rectangular; with thin load-bearing walls, each stiffened by columns at intervals along its length, thickened where walls meet walls, vaults, or openings.
tj M b Efficient enclosure of spaces with minimal structural distinctions Broader Congruence between spaces defined by the framework and spaces defined by the processes within it.
Narrower Inter-level zone; Perimeter continuity; Inter-level integrity; Initial level formation; Inter-level connections; Integration superstructure; Distortion resistant boundaries; Progressive framework definition; Appropriate construction elements; #P1225; Level generation of minimum tension; Organization of integrative superstructure; Harmonizing space distribution between levels; Distribution of secondary inter-level connections; Provision for pathways for automatic communications; Appropriate superstructure to contain transitions between levels; Primary inter-level connections at transitions in boundary orientation.
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