"The term precedent … refers to a representation of the knowledge about a past design in a form that makes it applicable or 'reusable', in new, but similar problem situations." (Classification of Precedents, Z. Aygen and U. Flemming, Pittsburgh: School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University. [1998?].
"To raise the question of typology in architecture is to raise a question of the nature of the architectural work itself…. What then is type? It can most simply be defined as a concept which describes a group of objects characterized by the same formal structure…. Architecture … is not only described by types, it is also produced through them." (Rafael Moneo, "On Typology," Oppositions n. 13:23, Summer, 1978.) Architecture students should have the "Ability to incorporate relevant precedents into architecture and urban design projects." (NAAB student performance criteria 11,Use of Precedents.)
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