Four-Story Limit

I realized I neglected to quote Alexander’s actual design pattern about building height during Christopher Alexander Day, so here it is:

In any urban area, no matter how dense, keep the majority of buildings four stories high or less.  It is possible that certain buildings should exceed this limit, but they should never be buildings for human habitation.

A preview of other days to come: Lucien Kroll 4 Evah, Ode to Deconstructivism, Richard Meier is an Asshole, XS Architecture, New Urbanism = Bad, Ecovillages of the World, I <3 Calatrava, and Mortal Kombat: Bakunin vs. Marx.

Stay tuned.

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