In 1991, Writght’s house was destroyed in the Oakland Hills firestorm, and compelled to furnish a new house from scratch, he asked himself” what’s the least nmber of motives or needs that would justify all this crap in my house?

there should be some reason for everything in my house. what’ s the reason?

For an answer , Wright looked first to Christopher Alexander ‘s Pattern language. a compendium of architectural features that, according to Alexander can be combined to produce satisfying living spaces. He also looked to Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs for a classifcation of satisfactions.The texts directly shaped the scoring system of The Sims


Dominic McIver Lopes, A Philosophy of Computer Art, 2010