Joel Christiansen

Christopher Alexander: The Timeless Way of Building

April 29, 2024
Christopher Alexander, The Timeless Way of Building, 1979:

There is a central quality which is the root criterion of life and spirit in a man, a town, a building, or a wilderness. This quality is objective and precise, but it cannot be named. 

The search which we make for this quality, in our own lives, is the central search of any person, and the crux of any individual person's story. It is the search for those moments and situations when we are most alive.