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Welcome to the Wikiversity Design Workshop, part of the School of Architecture.


The Design Workshop is a Wikiversity content development project where participants create, organize and develop learning resources for architecture.

This Design Workshop is part of the proposed curriculum for the unprecedented, unique and bold experiment to teach Architecture online. Historically, it is a fact that some of the best architects in the world have been self learners. This School of Architecture proposes a practical guide of the most important steps that have made us Architects. You will enjoy this experimental process and the amazing experience of becoming an Architect.

The discipline of Architecture covers a broad spectrum including Art, Science, Engineering, and Humanities. The intention of this design workshop is to enhance the awareness and proposed a systematic methodology to evoke a series of discourse and critical thinking required for the study of architecture.

The objective of this Design Workshop is to examine the architect's basic tool, analyses a wide range of models, and examines each model's theoretical and specific application in history, demonstrating the timelessness of basic architectural elements and principles.

You are also encouraged to keep a sketch book and log book to track the progress you made in each of these modules. These can be standard A4 blank sheets where you jot down your ideas and sketches, doodles etc.

Learning Projects[edit]

See: Learning Projects and the Wikiversity:Learning model.

Learning materials and learning projects are located in the main Wikiversity namespace. Simply make a link to the name of the learning project (learning projects are independent pages in the main namespace) and start writing! We suggest the use of the learning project template (use "subst:Learning project boilerplate" on the new page, inside the double curved brackets {{}}).

Learning materials and learning projects can be used by multiple departments. Cooperate with other departments that use the same learning resource.

Graphics and Visual Communications[edit]

This module is intended to assist you in your ability to communicate visually. For it is very difficult to learn the language of architecture without using graphics, drawings, and sketching.

Mastering Techniques[edit]

Without going to a campus, learning architecture online will have to a very systematic exercise. This exercise is intended to guide you through various graphical techniques.

- Pencil[edit]

Pencil techniques are still relevant in the age of computerisation. A series of exercise to horne the skill of pencil techniques are proposed for the budding architects.

- Pen[edit]

- Markers[edit]

- Airbrush[edit]

- Computer Drawing Tools[edit]

Understand the Media[edit]


- Presenting an Idea[edit]

- Statements[edit]

- Doodles[edit]

- Sketches[edit]

- Diagrams[edit]

• Bubble Diagrams[edit]
• Flow Charts[edit]

- Computer Presentation Tools[edit]


Exploring Spaces[edit]

Physical Spaces[edit]

Reverse Spaces[edit]

Private Spaces[edit]

Spatial Flow[edit]

Hierachy of Spaces[edit]

Spatial Semantics[edit]






Golden Sections[edit]




Remember, Wikiversity has adopted the "learning by doing" model for education. Lessons should center on learning activities for Wikiversity participants. We learn by doing.

Select a descriptive name for each learning project.