Abstract：Based on the theory of Christopher Alexander, this paper develops a complex network perspective on the wholeness to
better understand the nature of order or beauty for sustainable design. The author brings together a set of complexity-sci-
ence subjects in order to make Alexander's profound thoughts more accessible to design practitioners and complexi-
ty-science researchers, make it better understand how the kind of structural beauty emerges. The wholeness goes beyond
current complex network theory towards design or creation of living structures.