Site Repair

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Buildings must always be built on those parts of the land which are in the worst condition, not the best.

Therefore:

On no account place buildings in the places which are most beautiful. In fact, do the opposite. Consider the site and its buildings as a single living eco-system. Leave those areas that are the most precious, beautiful, comfortable, and healthy as they are, and build new structures in those parts of the site which are least pleasant now.

This pattern originally appeared in "A Pattern Language", the work that inspired this website and much of the work within it. The original book is by Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein with Max Jacobson, Ingrid Fishdahl-King, and Shlomo Angel.

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