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Pattern: Grounded structures

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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 Blurring the boundary between the building and the surrounding earth.

Broader Partially contained interfaces; Enfolded overview domains of minimum proportions; Hospitable non-linear domain external to structures; Integrating points of perspective into common domains; Internal transition spaces enhancing structural entry points; Hospitable interface between structures and external environment; Overview domains at interfaces of the structure with the external environment.

Narrower Time binding; Intermediate position; Symbols of integration; Initial level formation; Integrative infrastructure; Attractive temporary positions; Embedding fixity within variability; Maintaining distinctions between contextual levels.

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