Borrowed complexity uses sources of complexity (pattern-stores) which are not directly related to the project. The designer searches for the "magic" of the pattern-stores and includes directly or plays with the results to generate detail. Because of the remoteness of the generator, and the abstraction of the translations, borrowed complexity tends to create designs which are difficult for users to decode.
Mechanical Systems, Structural Systems, "Logic of Materials"
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