Modelling process knowledge in architectural design: A case-based approach

Arlati, Ezio and Bottelli, Valeria and Fogh, Christian and Tirassa, Maurizio (1995) Modelling process knowledge in architectural design: A case-based approach. [Conference Paper]

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The paper presents on-going research aimed at the understanding and support of process knowledge in architectural design, from early and not sufficiently defined, to satisfactorily-defined phases. Today, technical, planning, management and environmental issues have created a scenario of such complexity that traditionally efficient control tools (e.g. technical manuals) are inadequate and there is a demand for new, integrated instruments to handle the decision process underlying architectural design. We assume design as a recursive and incrementally specified intentional planning activity, involving goals, constraints and their relationships. The essence of architectural design is thus encapsulated in the continual recursive transformation of the initial model, in order to map the desired state onto the enacted one. On the basis of this concept of design we describe the model of an environment aimed at progressively representing the enlarging space of acquired knowledge, and at supporting the designer's central role in the management of complexity.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
ID Code:3555
Deposited By: Tirassa, Prof. Maurizio
Deposited On:07 Apr 2004
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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