Christopher Alexander Biography
Birthday: October 4, 1936 (Libra)
Born In: Vienna, Austria
Christopher Wolfgang Alexander is a notable architect, popular for his theories regarding architectural designs. His prime focus is on the broader form of art and he has occasionally achieved the dazzling magnificence of that of a builder. He never compromises with the quality of life deeply etched in his structural creations. For him, this is the only sustainable way to make cities, and to sustain human life. Alexander’s buildings showcase the human richness of the built environment which is both rational as well as sensitive. His architectural creations are always carefully shaped and are in harmony with the site and the user. They exhibit a sense of ‘wholeness’ so much so that the people feel they actually own the buildings and experience an emotional-psychological connection with them which is quite rare in today’s world. Alexander is widely known as the father of the pattern language movement in computer science which made way for several new innovations in programming. He brought alive many big projects across the globe including, ‘Linz Café, Austria’, ‘Emoto Apartment Building, Tokyo’, ‘Julian Street Inn, California’, and student dormitories at ‘University of Oregon, Eugene’. Alexander has truly empowered design by incorporating his hands-on involvement with every project he has undertaken so far.