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Pattern: Hospitable interface between structures and external environment

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Part of a 5-fold Pattern Language.
Subsequently published in Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential (1986)

Pattern template

Physical Inviting spots at the edge of buildings.

Broader Local action network; Hospitable common domains; Partially contained interfaces; Common external context for inactivity; Integrating points of perspective into common domains; Direct relationship between structures and communication pathways; Organization of structures to permit two sources of external insight; Organization of structures to enhance receptivity to external insight; Functional enhancement of domains separating complementary structures.

Narrower Grounded structures; Intermediate position; Symbols of integration; Attractive temporary positions; Structure-enfolded insight domain; Protecting variability to enhance fixity; Substantive distinctions separating domains; Enfolded overview domains of minimum proportions; Overview of communication pathway from structure; Maintaining distinctions between contextual levels; Hospitable non-linear domain external to structures; Organization of integrative superstructure to minimize insight blindspots; Overview domains at interfaces of the structure with the external environment.

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