Hui S. , Yan X.

THE COMPLEXITY OF ARCHITECTURAL LANGUAGE: INTEGRATING A PATTERN LANGUAGE WITH A FORM LANGUAGE

During the postmodern period, as the dominance of a vocabulary of
Modern Architecture is broken, the design vocabulary has highly been enriched. In this
case, the architectural language has become a structured method of describing and estimating
design practices within a field of expertise. However, the complexity science and
its increasing application to architecture and urban design is challenging the field of architectural
language, in which new concepts and methods have been proposed to reformulate its system. In this paper, within the perspective of urban complexity, we discuss the inner
frame and syntactic structure of Pattern Language and Form Language, and the defects of
Pattern Language are also considered. Through the analysis and comparison, this paper
puts forward the conditions and methods of integrating a Pattern Language with a Form
Language in scale and hierarchy, so as to enhance the complexity of architectural language
and to solve urban complexity problems

Keywords: The Pattern Language; The Form Language; Urban complexity; Scale; Hierarchy., язык символа; язык формы; масштаб; иерархия