Architecture

Architecture


«Firmitatis, Utilitatis, Venustatis»
«Durability, Utility, Beauty» Main properties of good architecture according Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, Roman architect, ca. 27 BC.


Search the internet and you will find some 130+ definitions about architecture. There is no global consensus about the details and the precise relationship to systems engineering. The standard about architecture descriptions ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010 provides the following definition:
«System architecture aggregates the fundamental concepts or properties of a system in its environment embodied in its elements, relationships, and in the principles of its design and evolution.»
Definition of System Architecture formulated in SysML


iso-architecture.org — The web sites about ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010, the standard about architecture description. This site provides resources related to architecture, architecture descriptions and architecture frameworks.
http://www.iso-architecture.org

The INCOSE Architecture Working Group
http://www.incose.org/practice/techactivities/wg/sysarch

The INCOSE UK Architecture Working Group (AWG) — Most content is only accesible after registration.
http://www.ukawg.org/architecture/doku.php?id=start

Gaudí System Architecting — Site operated by the Netherland’s Embedded Systems Institute with introduction to systems architecture, papers and book reviews. The site takes its name from the Spanish architect Gaudí.
http://www.gaudisite.nl/index.html

Principles of System Architecture — Intorduction into the issue
http://sysarch.pbworks.com/w/page/7241231/FrontPage

TRAK Enterprise Architecture Framework — Architecture framework originally designed for the UK Departement of Transport to provide easier application that the heavy architecture frameworks used in defence area.
http://trak.sourceforge.net
An additional site provides contact to a community and a wiki about TRAK.
http://trak-community.org

TOGAF — The architecture framework of the open group.
http://www.opengroup.org/togaf

Architecture Framework Forum — A site about architecture frameworks.
http://www.architectureframework.com

Paul Jansen’s view on architecture — A site with nicely animated information about architecture.
http://www.pauljansen.eu/architect.htm

 

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