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Part of a 5-fold Pattern Language.
Subsequently published in Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential (1986)
Physical The main function of the outside wall of a building is to keep the weather out. This can best be done with construction elements that lap together but can be repaired individually in patches as necessary. This is not possible with sheets of impervious material which can only be joined together with difficulty.
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