Academy for Democracy

    Documenting Pattern Language

    By Nikos Salingaros & Zahra Hussain

    This workshop aims to highlight the significance of traditional living patterns through a unique study of pattern language and how it is connected to architecture. This method of research gives an insight into how social structures are embedded in architectural forms. It is a strong tool for analysis and can be adopted for various researches that deal with human systems and their environment. BE workshop-required participants to develop a research form for carrying our field research in order to investigate the pattern language. Once the four groups had developed their research categories, these were consolidated into one form to be shared by all the participants. This helped develop a comprehensive and well-rounded research base. This research was carried out in Taobat, Kel and Aran Kel.