Architectural Knowledge

Architectural Knowledge

The knowledge system for architecture has long come from the historical, philosophical, and social sources. Now it is coming from AI, biology, mathematics, and neuroscience. This body of discovered and tested knowledge remains outside the dominant architectural culture.

There are several methods of data gathering for adaptive design. Cumulative findings include design patterns, eye tracking, visual attention scans, information compression via mathematical symmetries, physiological indicators, software trained on artificial intelligence, AI language models, and user surveys.

They reveal that traditional architectural design concepts and methods generate a significantly healthier environment than that offered by architectural practice. The understanding of architectural knowledge can be incorporated into current practice. As any change threatens the architecture-industrial complex, this proposal faces strong resistance from both academia and the profession. But society can choose a revision of architecture to promote human health and well-being directly.

Nikos Salingaros