I can't do better than second what Professor Salingaros says below.
On one level the key to Alexander are the 15 transformation rules which are the basis of what he calls a "pattern language" and one evolves one's design from these.
It is not complete, and Alexander knows that, but I believe that the evolutionary biology community will get very excited about this idea.
In Book 1 (The Phenomenon of Life) of this series, architectural theorist and practitioner Christopher Alexander introduced a highly organic view of a natural process of... Read morePublished 7 months ago by L. King
I discovered Christopher Alexander around 1986 when I read A Pattern Language and The Timeless Way of Building. Read morePublished on September 25, 2012 by Joyce