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You employ stone, wood and concrete, and with these materials you build houses and palaces: that is construction. Ingenuity is at work. But suddenly you touch my heart, you do me good. I am happy and I say: "This is beautiful. That is Architecture. Art enters in…" Le Corbusier, Vers une architecture, 1923

Are you interested in architecture? Do you think it is important to impart knowledge about architecture? Then we would like to invite you to help us in this project.

This project develops ideas about how we might organise data in articles about architecture. These are only suggestions, things to give you focus and to get you going, and you shouldn't feel obligated in the least to follow them. But if you don't know what to write or where to begin, following the guidelines below may be helpful. First and foremost, we simply invite you to write articles.

WikiProject Architecture Bulletin  
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A new Historic houses taskforce has been created.

Please join if your are interested!

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This WikiProject aims to:

  1. Thoroughly explore Architecture, buildings, construction globally and historically.
  2. Improve articles about architecture, architects, buildings and construction.
  3. Provide a place to discuss common issues on architecture, buildings, construction related pages.
  4. Organise and categorise Category:Architecture
  5. Ensure all pages meet the standards of Wikipedia:Cite sources. See also WikiProject Fact and Reference Check.
  6. Develop standards and templates for architecture, buildings, construction related articles.
  7. Manage editing of the Architecture WikiPortal

How to contribute[edit]

Improve Outline of architecture[edit]

The outline of architecture is a centralized navigation hub for the subject of architecture. It is intended to summarize the entire subject of architecture and Wikipedia's coverage of it. In turn, it is part of Wikipedia's outline system which is one of Wikipedia's contents systems.

Please look it over and fill-in missing topics and pictures. If Wikipedia has an article or article section about those topics, please add links to them.

While browsing the outline, please answer the following questions (and fix the outline as needed):

  1. What's missing? (Among other things: pictures! Showcase the best buildings!)
  2. Is the structure of the outline (sections and indents) representative of the subject?
  3. Does the outline help understand the relationships between the topics presented in the best way possible?

The overall purpose of the outline is to help readers comprehend the subject by showing what belongs to it, and within the subject what belongs to what.

The outline is intended to be a taxonomy of the subject, and also serves as a table of contents and navigation aid to browse Wikipedia's articles (and article sections) about the subject.

It is also a useful tool for this WikiProject to analyze, plan, develop, and revise architectural articles. It is a hub from which to organize architecture-related topics.

It was built as a "reverse outline", a structural model of existing work, which in addition to being a summary of the work, can reveal the gaps and other weaknesses for revision purposes.

Improve articles[edit]

Expand articles[edit]

Create new articles[edit]


Help for authors[edit]

Create new articles[edit]

Using starter templates[edit]

The starter templates listed below can assist you by setting up standard headings and infoboxes in your article. To use them follow this procedure:

  1. Create a blank article having first considered the information above concerning naming conventions and relevance.
  2. Copy the following text and paste it into the blank article:
    1. {{Architect}} for articles about architects
    2. {{Modern building}} for articles about buildings begun on or after 1900
    3. {{Historic building}} for articles about buildings begun before 1900
  3. Save the article
  4. Edit the article again, and add the text for your article under the headings that are created.


The starter templates above are embedded with the following infoboxes than can be inserted separately into an article - this is not compulsory - often architecture articles are better first illustrated by other means:

Templates to organise a series of articles[edit]

Use these series box templates for articles about:

WikiProject Architecture  
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Expand stub articles[edit]

If your article is a stub, please add one of the following stub templates to the bottom of the article.

Selecting the right category[edit]

Main topics are listed in Category:Architecture. Please place your article in the appropriate sub-category, not in the main architecture category, to reduce clutter

Useful resources[edit]

External picture, drawing and media resources can be found here: here.

WikiProject Tasks[edit]

Develop overview and navigation pages[edit]

Architecture Peer Review[edit]

WikiProject Architecture has its own peer review process for articles:

Taliesin (studio)

Featured Article and Featured List Candidates[edit]

Submit or comment on articles and lists under consideration for Wikipedia:Featured article candidates and Wikipedia:Featured list candidates.
Current Featured article and Featured list nominations :

Nominate articles here.

Featured Image Candidates[edit]

Submit or comment on articles under consideration for Wikipedia:Featured image candidates.
Current Featured Image nominations :Current Featured image candidates:

Monitor articles for deletion[edit]

It is important to monitor and add your feedback to Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Architecture. This is a special page for incomplete articles about Architecture, buildings, construction, city planning and public space articles that may be removed, which needs to be maintained, updated.

Pages needing attention[edit]

Refer to: Wikipedia:Pages needing attention/Architecture Categories and articles for cleanup, expansion needed, expert attention, Wikification, neutrality in question and articles to be merged or split

Top-level articles that fail to provide an adequate overview of the subject. Most of these are hopelessly incomplete and / or unbalanced, and fail to provide even a competent guide to coverage of the subject elsewhere in Wikipedia. Wide-ranging expert knowledge and some research would be needed to get these to a decent standard.

Structural elements articles, relatively easy to put right and very much in need of attention:

Article assessment[edit]

WikiProject: Assessment Department - Instructions and FAQ

See also: {{Template:Architecture}}, above.

New articles[edit]

Please feel free to add new architecture related articles to the list (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles, or articles with more than 1,500 characters of editing, that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box of the Main Page.

New article announcements:


We welcome new members for WikiProject Architecture. Please put your name on the list here.

WikiProject User Boxes[edit]

Here are some templates for your use:

Code Result Usage
{{User WP Architecture}}
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WikiProject Architecture
WikiProject Architecture userbox
{{User:Evan C/Userboxes/User Architecture}}
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Userbox for those interested in architecture
{{User:Feureau/Userboxes/User Loves Architecture}}
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Userbox for those who do not work in the field of architecture but have a love for the subject.
{{User architect}}
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Userbox for architects
{{User:Jeff dean/Userboxes/History}} Userbox for architectural historians
{{User:Jeff dean/Userboxes/Photog}} Userbox for architectural photographers

Featured content[edit]

Current Featured articles:

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Architects: Matthew Brettingham, William Bruce, William Burges, John Douglas, Charles Holden, El Lissitzky, Benjamin Mountfort, I. M. Pei, Albert Speer, Rudolf Wolters. Buildings: 7 World Trade Center, Angkor Wat, Baden-Powell House, Belton House, Borobudur, BP Pedestrian Bridge, Bramall Hall, Buckingham Palace, Buildings and architecture of Bristol, Buildings of Jesus College, Oxford, Buildings of Nuffield College, Oxford, Building of the World Trade Center, Catherine de' Medici's building projects, Chicago Board of Trade Building, Heian Palace, Holkham Hall, IG Farben Building, House with Chimaeras, Hoysala architecture, City of Manchester Stadium, Mosque, Michigan State Capitol, New Orleans Mint, Oregon State Capitol, Oriel College, Oxford, Palazzo Pitti, Palladian architecture, Pennsylvania State Capitol, Round Church, Preslav, Sanssouci, Santa Maria de Ovila, Scottish Parliament building, Sicilian Baroque, St. Michael's Cathedral, Qingdao, St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, St Nicholas, Blakeney, Vkhutemas, West Wycombe Park
Featured lists
Chicago Landmarks, National Treasures of Japan (castles), National Treasures of Japan (shrines), Pritzker Prize, New churches by John Douglas, Church restorations, amendments and furniture by John Douglas, Houses and associated buildings by John Douglas, Non-ecclesiastical and non-residential works by John Douglas, Scheduled monuments in Maidstone, Works by Charles Holden, Grade I listed buildings in: Bath and North East Somerset, Maidstone, Mendip, North Somerset, Sedgemoor, South Somerset, Taunton Deane, West Somerset, List of tallest buildings in: Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Dubai, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Manchester, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Providence, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Toronto, Tulsa, Vancouver, Listed buildings in: Runcorn (urban area), Runcorn (rural area), Widnes

Good articles[edit]

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Architects: William Adam, Eustace Balfour, Antoni Gaudí, Thomas Harrison, Zvi Hecker, Bjarke Ingels, E. G. Paley, Timothy L. Pflueger, Antonin Raymond, Kenzo Tange. Buildings: 108 North State Street, 5th Avenue Theatre, Algonquin Hotel, Andriyivskyy Descent, AT&T Corporate Center, Ballard Carnegie Library, Baths of Zeuxippus, Beaumont House, Benjaminville Friends Meeting House and Burial Ground, Blackstone Library, The Casbah Coffee Club, Central Troy Historic District, Chana School, Chester Rows, Chicago Spire, Chicago Theatre, Chrysler Building, Churche's Mansion, Clinton Presidential Center, Crown Fountain, Dolphinarium, Eaton Hall, Cheshire, Édifice Price, Edinburgh Place Ferry Pier, Ellwood House, The Exchange, Bristol, Forbidden City, Harold Washington Cultural Center, Heller House, Historic Michigan Boulevard District, Hull House, Imbrex and tegula, Imperial War Museum North, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Joffrey Tower, Joseph F. Glidden House, Liverpool Town Hall, Louvre, Manila Hotel, Marquette Building (Chicago), Millennium Stadium, National Gallery, London, National Police Memorial, New Bedford Historic District, Old Louisville, One Bayfront Plaza, One Times Square, Onion dome, Oregon Public Library, Pavillon de Flore, Presidio of Santa Barbara, Queen's Pier, Rancho Camulos, Robot Building, Rock N Roll McDonald's, Roman Baths (Bath), Rookery Building, Senate House (University of London), Shamrock Hotel, Sycamore Historic District, Taipei 101, Taj Mahal, TCF Bank Stadium, United States Institute of Peace Headquarters, University Mall (Little Rock, Arkansas), University of Illinois Observatory, University of Virginia, Upper Brook Street Chapel, Manchester, Valley of the Kings, Via della Conciliazione, Victoria Rooms (Bristol), Waller Hall, Wales Millennium Centre, World Trade Center. Castles and fortifications: Beaumaris Castle, Berkhamsted Castle, Bowes Castle, Buckton Castle, Caernarfon Castle, Caludon Castle, Château Gaillard, Château de Chinon, Conwy Castle, Dolbadarn Castle, Dunstaffnage Castle, Fort Greble, Fort Pasir Panjang, Fortress of Klis, Golubac fortress, Goodrich Castle, Haapsalu Castle, Hadleigh Castle, Halton Castle, Himeji Castle, Hylton Castle, Kaunas Fortress, Kenilworth Castle, Loch Leven Castle, Longtown Castle, Okehampton Castle, Oxford Castle, Peckforton Castle, Castle Rising, Roslin Castle, Smederevo Fortress, St Briavels Castle, Vilnius Castle Complex, Walls of Constantinople, Walls of Dubrovnik, York Castle. Religious buildings: Akhtala monastery, Akshardham Temple, Al-Aqsa Mosque, Bath Abbey, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Hong Kong), Chester Cathedral, Elgin Cathedral, Etchmiadzin Cathedral, Ganting Grand Mosque, Hurva Synagogue, Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral, Mezhyhirskyi Monastery, Old St Paul's Cathedral, St Mary's Church, Acton, St Mary's Church, Nantwich, St Mary's Church, Nether Alderley, St Thomas the Martyr's Church, Oxford, Sunol Water Temple, Uppsala Cathedral, Wells Cathedral, Zagreb Synagogue, Zhenguo Temple. Cities, countries and regions: Architecture of Denmark, Architecture of Leeds, Architecture of Madagascar, Architecture of Norway, Architecture of Scotland, Architecture of the medieval cathedrals of England, Buildings and architecture of Bath, Castles in Great Britain and Ireland, Grade I listed buildings in Somerset, Architecture of the Song Dynasty, Fatimid architecture.

Did you know (DYK)s[edit]

Please feel free to add new DYKs to the list (newer articles at the top with date, please).

Featured pictures[edit]

Similar WikiProjects[edit]

Parent project[edit]

Sister projects[edit]

Daughter projects[edit]

There is a task force on Historic houses

Former projects

Proposed projects[edit]

  1. WikiProject Architectural heritage
  2. WikiProject Construction
  3. WikiProject Interior architecture and design
  4. WikiProject Interior decorating
  5. WikiProject Landscape architecture
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