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id 2005_639
authors Zupancic Strojan, Tadeja and Mullins, Michael
year 2005
title Excellence Criteria of Science in Architecture
source Digital Design: The Quest for New Paradigms [23nd eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-3-2] Lisbon (Portugal) 21-24 September 2005, pp. 639-646
summary The relation of the architectural community to the generally established scientific rules always seems to be problematic. The same refers to the general trend of increasing quantity by neglecting quality at the same time. Nevertheless, the present situation of the rising quantification in comparison to the wider context calls for special attention. The extent of socio-spatial consequences requires the identification of the wider system references, useful to introduce the lacking cultural criteria into the general evaluation system. Combined with the identification of the ‘scientific’ level in architecture, this could change the perception that architectural design lacks its scientific tradition. Both may stimulate architects to take their own scientific traditions more seriously, enhancing the tradition itself. The paper contributes to the discussion about the excellence criteria of science in architecture with the explanation of the ‘formal’ proofs of relevance and vitality of architectural research to replace the favoritised ‘impact factor’ differentiation, where it is still (or even more intensively) taken as the key criterion of research excellence.
keywords Database Systems, Communication, Collaborative Design, Prediction and Evaluation
series eCAADe
type normal paper
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