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The Pattern Language
of Taos Architecture
By
Rachel Preston Prinz
For Taos Pecha Kucha Night III – June 2011
Old Spanish Trail & Town of Taos Projects:
Miles Flown: 1620 Miles Hiked (trails): 30
Miles Driven: 4150 Miles Walked (Tao...
What is an Architectural Language? It’s a way of seeing beyond “Style”…
An Architectural Pattern Language is a way
of applying archaeological & architectural theory
to learn what buildings “Mean...
For instance… What buildings say about …
BEYOND STYLE LANGUAGES
Time – Space – Perspective
Community & Family
Spirit
(includes light-shadow, full-void)
Relationshi...
Building Uses:
Sacred & Secular
Commercial & Residential
Social Values:
Community / Family / Self
Aesthetic values:
Symmet...
MASSING
SOFT FLOWING EDGES
FENCES
POSITIVE / NEGATIVE
SPIRIT
SECURITY
WINDOWS
DOORS
RESPONSE TO ENVIRONMENT
SHADE
VIEWS / DELIGHT
For more Information, visit:
TaosArchitecture.blogspot.com
And come see how we are
using this information to
create an ent...
2011 - Pecha Kucha Taos: The Pattern Language of Taos Architecture
2011 - Pecha Kucha Taos: The Pattern Language of Taos Architecture
2011 - Pecha Kucha Taos: The Pattern Language of Taos Architecture
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2011 - Pecha Kucha Taos: The Pattern Language of Taos Architecture

  1. 1. The Pattern Language of Taos Architecture By Rachel Preston Prinz For Taos Pecha Kucha Night III – June 2011
  2. 2. Old Spanish Trail & Town of Taos Projects: Miles Flown: 1620 Miles Hiked (trails): 30 Miles Driven: 4150 Miles Walked (Taos): 25
  3. 3. What is an Architectural Language? It’s a way of seeing beyond “Style”…
  4. 4. An Architectural Pattern Language is a way of applying archaeological & architectural theory to learn what buildings “Mean”, and what they “Say.” We study this so that we can use the language in new ways… To create entirely NEW ARCHITECTURE that stays true to more than just style. It understand it’s place, and responds to it, in modern ways… informed by the past…
  5. 5. For instance… What buildings say about …
  6. 6. BEYOND STYLE LANGUAGES Time – Space – Perspective Community & Family Spirit (includes light-shadow, full-void) Relationships with: Earth Water Air Fire
  7. 7. Building Uses: Sacred & Secular Commercial & Residential Social Values: Community / Family / Self Aesthetic values: Symmetry Craftsmanship Detail Response to environment
  8. 8. MASSING
  9. 9. SOFT FLOWING EDGES
  10. 10. FENCES
  11. 11. POSITIVE / NEGATIVE
  12. 12. SPIRIT
  13. 13. SECURITY
  14. 14. WINDOWS DOORS
  15. 15. RESPONSE TO ENVIRONMENT
  16. 16. SHADE
  17. 17. VIEWS / DELIGHT
  18. 18. For more Information, visit: TaosArchitecture.blogspot.com And come see how we are using this information to create an entirely new GREEN architecture for New Mexico at TEDxABQ in September!

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