The sample template Buildings and their Furnishings was created as part of the DFG-funded collaborative project "Semantics4Art&Architecture" (2018-2021). It is intended as a demo instance based on the data model "Building and Furnishing Ontology - BAFO", which was created in parallel to the data model for the catalogs raisonné developed by Heidelberg University Library as an extension of the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model.

The demo instance, which results from earlier WissKI projects as well as from the experience of the WissKI community, is intended to give insight into the modeling, configuration and application possibilities as well as to show an exemplary recording; The depth of the description varies depending on the sources or the information available, taking into account existing image sources in the sense of an object inventory, which includes the proper reproduction of both the simple and the complex, often heterogeneous structures, as well as the historical dimension of the buildings.

The main entities are objects (E22), supplemented by the BAFO class ensemble (K29), for the groups of objects formed according to artistic, historical, spatial or scientific concepts. The often finely stratified life phases of the objects are recorded both as chains of events in terms of structure and in terms of accompanying events as well as changes of ownership, function or use (K44 Object Use Activity); the physical object properties are filed systematically, as are classification within the subject discipline and iconography. Together with the group of different object relationships (within the building and equipment objects, as well as among themselves) more complex questions can be formulated to the genesis, to life phases, to connected actors and the spatial context for entire structures as well as their parts.

The data model of the sample template can be further developed to better fit other questions of other projects on architecture and art research. The pathbuilder modeling is available as XML files and is published together with the BAFO ontology, which is available as an OWL file, in the related doc as well as in heiDATA.