Knowledge Management in Architecture

Knowledge Management in Architecture

Course type: Lectures and Seminars

ASK course

Course Code: T2 ETCS: 2
Proj/lab/semin hours: 15 Lecture hours: 15

General description of the course

Basics in information theory and aspects of the concept of knowledge (philosophical, psychological, and economic). Basics in knowledge management. Knowledge in systems supporting decision–making—expert systems. Relations between knowledge management and the design process, including its specifics. Efforts at formalizing the design process and the “design computation” concept.

Basics in description standardization. The concept of meta–data. Applying standards (e.g. STEP). Descriptive standards as applied in practice in matters of cultural and architectural heritage protection. Technical aspects of creating standards. Accessible databases and knowledge bases, research projects in knowledge management (e.g. MACE), and the integration of distributed data.

Exercises: Creation of a database / knowledge base containing descriptions and qualities as well as rules relating to selected building of historical value, and the collection, assessment, verification, and evaluation of information. Parameterization of certain elements of the description and the publication of a database.

Studio topics

PKB 2010-2015

This course refers to Thesis project (DS4) each year.