Architecture framework

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The ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010 Conceptual Model of Architecture Description[1] defines the term architecture framework as:

"An architecture framework establishes a common practice for creating, interpreting, analyzing and using architecture descriptions within a particular domain of application or stakeholder community. Examples of Architecture Frameworks: MODAF, TOGAF, Kruchten's 4+1 View Model, RM-ODP."

Especially the domain within a company or other organization is covered by enterprise architecture frameworks.

The Survey of Architecture Frameworks[2] lists some of the available architecture frameworks.


  1. ^ A Conceptual Model of Architecture Description, on ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010 Website
  2. ^ Survey of Architecture Frameworks of the ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010 website