Welcome to the Wikiversity School of Architecture
This page is a gathering point for learning projects and materials about architecture. Like other Wikiversity schools, it is not organized like a conventional architecture school, but rather a starting point for new learning resources and learning projects. You'll have a better idea of what the Wikiversity is -- and is not -- by reading the Wikiversity:Scope page.
We welcome you to The School of Architecture, whether simply out of curiosity, or having something specific to learn, share or to teach. Browse through the material presented here and do not hesitate to make additions or corrections.
Architecture is one of the traditional Fine Arts, and has existed since the beginnings of recorded time. Architecture is both a science and a craft. The discipline of architecture covers a broad spectrum of fields, including Art, Science, and Engineering, as well as History, Geography and Sociology. If you plan to become an architect, you will need skills in all those domains. The traditional teaching of architecture is always found at the intersection of these disciplines, and this Wikiversity school is a chance to bring these connections to a higher level. You can learn more about architecture by reading the Introduction to Architecture.
The opportunity to teach and learn architecture online is unprecedented. Historically, some of the best-known architects in the world, such as Filippo Brunelleschi, Frank Lloyd Wright and Tadao Ando have been self-taught, and this School of Architecture, like other Wikiversity Schools, aims to be a place for the development and exploration of new ways to teach and learn architecture. Here you are free to learn, to teach -- or even better, to teach and learn at the same time. The Wikiversity has several tools to assist you in this endeavor, including learning projects, learning resources, and collaborative learning communities. Non-traditional Learning Projects that are oriented towards learning about conventional course subjects are encouraged within Wikiversity. That is what everyone is welcome to do here.
The learning material presented here is divided in divisions and departments, listing current learning projects related to this architecture school, and courses/learning material, that lists more conventional material and other open educational resources.
Divisions and departments
Divisions and Departments of the School reside in the Topic: namespace. If you would like to start a new department, start its name with the "Topic:" prefix. Departments and divisions link to learning materials and learning projects. Divisions can link to subdivisions or to departments. For more information on schools, divisions and departments and how to find your way in all this, read the Naming Conventions.
- Experimental Architectural Design Lab
- Architectural rendering
- Architectural engineering
- Naval architecture
- Building Science
This section contains material specifically written for this school, as well as pages shared by other schools or even Wikipedia articles. If you find material in other parts of the wiki universe that would suit well here, feel free to add it below.
The histories of Wikiversity pages indicate who the active participants are. If you are an active participant in this school, you can list your name alphabetically here - your name may be removed if you are inactive for long periods(this can help small schools grow and the participants communicate better; for large schools it is not needed). Please use your username and not a company name as this can be construed as advertising.
Thanks to all participants!
- Architecture History Reference and Courses - An online reference resource
- So you want to be an architect? - an excellent series of video introductions to architecture by Doug Patt
- http://www.teach-me-architecture.com - an online course of architecture
- MIT architecture opencourseware - free course material from the MIT Arch School
- MIT 4.125 Architecture Studio: Building in Landscapes - a series of video lectures from the MIT
Architecture News and Online Communities
- ArchDaily - Daily articles on architecture projects
- ArchiSage - An architecure social network
- Architizer - Another social network for architects
- ArchTracker - Architecture news
- ARCHnetwork - Architecture news