Why is architecture important ? Complex systems need an architecture. It gives an overview for the system at hand and is used as a planning purpose, for investments, for development and for required changes in the system over time.

Change Management

Change Management

Recently, I read an article written by Atos Origin. It had to do with Change Management. 

Let me try to explain.

Usually, architects design the current and the future state of architecture. Or, in other words, the "as is" state, and the "target" state, as well as the roadmap to move from the current state to the future state. This movement implies change in all views of Process, Organization and Technology, where Technology includes Applications, Databases and Hardware.

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Petra the Wonder of Jordan

Petra the Wonder of Jordan

Petra, meaning rock in Greek, is a historical and archaeological city in the Jordanian governorate of Ma'an that is known for its rock cut architecture and water conduits system. Established sometime around the 6th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans, it is a symbol of Jordan as well as its most visited tourism attraction. 

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Gaudi in Barcelona

Gaudi in Barcelona

Architect and designer, Antoni Gaudi is the most internationally prestigious figure in spanish architecture.
Born in Reus, in Catalonia, he graduated in Barcelona in 1878 and this city became the center of his activities. One important aspect is his capacity as designer.

This led him to create, in close collaboration with some of the very fine artisans of his time, all those elements making up architectural space - wrought iron, furniture, stained glass, sculptural work, mosaics, ceramics and so on - within an organic concept of decoration and with the integration of these elements into the construction process.  The sea landscape was one of his most preferred inspirations.

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Vitruvius

Vitruvius

Vitrivius - Source for Roman architecture in Ceasar's times. De Architectura Libri X - his ten books (chapters) on architecture.Wonderful site written in Latin with English translation.

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Organic style - Frank Lloyd Wright

Organic style - Frank Lloyd Wright

During the later 1920s and 1930s Wright's Organic style had fully matured with the design of Graycliff, Fallingwater and Taliesin West.

Graycliff, located just south of Buffalo, NY is an important mid-career (1926–1931) design by Wright; it is a summer estate designed for his long-time patrons, Isabelle and Darwin  D. Martin.

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The Art of Simplicity

The Art of Simplicity

This then is my view on how to achieve designs that fall in the category of "simplicity", that is, designs of systems that can be understood by the relevant audience(s), and additional audiences, if needed.

Much of my interpretation is derived from the philosophies or religions on Taoism that were composed by Lao Tse or Lao Tzu.

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Ann Change and Lost
25 May 2017
Well, my plans changed today or should I say they were cancelled. I sat lost for a few hours, lost in thought, lost in the moment. It was a lovely thing. I realize I can change and go forward with some nice freedom, inspired by this story. I stopped a moment and wrote this comment and now I go.
Ann Clinic Dream
25 May 2017
Nice recount! Dreams are an interesting glance into our minds and seem quite elusive for me, remembering dreaming and forgetting the content most times. Is there something I am missing? Probably
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15 April 2017
good rules vs bad rulesFollowing rules was extreme programming from infancy for me. First rule: You are here to help your mother, You are the servant of your family. I was taught to be an adult as an infant and only recently found the un-nurtured infant inside. In finding my infant I was able to stop crying for what seemed to be no reason. I have learned through much therapy that some rules are a method of abuse. I have learned to use better judgement in following rules. Some rules are for our...
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Very interesting article. Thanks for sharing.
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25 March 2017
Best wishes Edwin! I am glad you are in a place to recover. I imagine that walks - long walks - are good for your pshychy! Thinking of you.
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Dechen, thanks for your contribution. I am new to the world of Tibet and mantra's. Life must be much different in Tibet, providing for a uniqu culture surrounded by all these impressive mountains. I hope that you will return one day.
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25 November 2010
This fills my heart with joy. Thank you so much.
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