Integral Architecture—The Timeless Way of Building

You’re cordially invited to attend the CHE Salon on Integral Architecture, inspired by Christopher Alexander’s The Timeless Way of Building and The Nature of Order.

May 11, Centrum Venwoude, Lage Vuursche. Free for friends of CHE.

Succes en plezier—Martien.

Published by Martien van Steenbergen

Martien is a Master Agile & Lean Trainer & Coach.

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2 Comments

  1. Hi I am an architect and researcher at Deakin University, Australia currently researching into transformative methods for architects designing for ecological sustainability. I am very interested in finding out about the Integral Approach as I have only just recently come to know about it. Would you be able to direct me to architects who are practising integral approaches to sustainable design?
    Many thanks
    Su

  2. Hi Su,

    TMO Christopher Alexander and Léon Krier are those who focus on what I call Integral Architecture. Integral being whole, from a holistic point of view. Architecture that *feels* good and make you *feel at home*, close to your self.

    The term “integral” is frequently used by practicioners of Spiral Dynamics Integral (Clare Graves, Don Beck, Ken Wilber). I have coined the term Integral Architecture to connect the holistic architectural approach with the evolutionairy aspects of Spiral Dynamics.

    I’m currently writing a plan for a new country, literally, where a timeless — sustainable — way of building is key.

    Succes en plezier,

    Martien.

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