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English: This Project was started at 5th of March 2006 to look after the architecture-related contents in the Commons.
Deutsch: Dieses Projekt besteht seit dem 5. März 2006 und dient dazu, die Architektur-bezogenen Inhalte in den Commons zu pflegen.

Project[edit]

Scope[edit]

The scope of this project is to coordinate the following works:

  1. develop standard for naming of architecture-related pictures, drawings etc.
  2. organise and sort the Category:Architecture and its subcategories
  3. keep the top-categories Category:Structures, Category:Buildings, Category:Architects, Category:Architecture and for example Category:Architecture of Germany free of files
  4. ensuring that all adequate licensing considerations are met

Language[edit]

EN: As English is the common language for the categories in the commons this project was initiated in english. Anyway, people from all international Projects are invited to "join the team" and enrich the project with their language.

Members[edit]

Ideally, those involved in this project will be a diverse group from all major languages, as well as different wikiprojects. If you join please put this project page on your watchlist to stay informed!

  • Justinc 11:21, 5 March 2006 (UTC) (English, a little German, French)
  • Shaqspeare 21:52, 18 March 2006 (UTC) pl, de, en-2
  • DVD R W 23:05, 4 October 2006 (UTC) en, fr-2, ru-1
  • Secretlondon 16:28, 17 September 2007 (UTC) en
  • Fransvannes 11:57, 11 October 2007 (UTC) en de nl hu et

International Wikiprojects Architecture[edit]

These Wikiprojects maintain the architecture-related contents in their Wikipedia and a Portal Architecture.

International Portals Architecture[edit]

Naming of Files[edit]

The name of your uploaded file should be as significant and destinct as possible. Please note that file names can't be changed after upload! Simply queue one word after another, don't use a "-" or simlar inbetween. To keep it simple type everything in small letters.

Naming pictures showing buildings and structures[edit]

The name of a file showing a building should consist of the following:

  1. If the file is part of a collection: name of the collection for example: "Roger-Viollet"
  2. What type of file is it? possibilities: photo, panorama, picture, drawing (elevation, section, plan, sketch), video
  3. Which object / building is shown? for example: "eiffeltower"
  4. What part of the object is shown? for example: "front side"
  5. In which town / city? for example: "paris"
  6. In which country? for example: "france"
  7. What is the Date of the file? for example: "2006-03-21"
  8. file ending

So the example would be named: "Roger-Viollet photo eiffeltower front side paris france 2006-03-21.jpg" All other information should be placed in the summary field. This should include:

  • additional information about the building: owner, architect, engineer, year of erection, building costs, building history, wikilink to artcile about the building
  • information about the file, like source see Commons:Upload summary for more

Naming pictures showing architects[edit]

The name of a file showing a building should consist of the following:

  1. If the file is part of a collection: name of the collection for example: "Roger-Viollet"
  2. What type of file is it? possibilities: photo, portrait, audio, video
  3. What person is shown? for example: "richard meyer"
  4. What is the Date of the file? for example: "2006-03-21"
  5. file ending

So the example would be named: "Roger-Viollet photo richard meyer 2006-03-21.jpg" All other information should be placed in the summary field. This should include:

  • additional information about the archutect: dates, style, importand buildings
  • information about the file, like source see Commons:Upload summary for more.

Classification help[edit]

Classification Templates[edit]

These Texts are templates and can be used at the beginning of a category page to help users to classify a picture right. They can be set in like this: {{NAME}}

How to classify a photo of a building[edit]

Photos of buildings should be put in the Specific Building Category.

(This is the Template:category-building-photo)

How to classify a painting of a building[edit]

Paintings of buildings should be categorized like this:

  1. Category:Shown building, for example Category:Semperoper
  2. Type of building, for example Category:Palace paintings
  3. Style of painting, for exampleCategory:Renaissance paintings of buildings
System-search.svgSee also categories: Drawings of buildings and Buildings

(This is the Template:category-building-painting)

How to classify a drawing of a building[edit]

Architectural drawings of buildings should be classified like this:

  1. Shown building, for example Category:Semperoper.
  2. Location, for example Category:Drawings of buildings in Hamburg
  3. Type of Drawing: see Category:Architectural drawings by type, for example: Category:Floor plans
  4. Type of building. see Category:Drawings of buildings, for example: Category:Drawings of churches

(This is the Template:category-building-drawing)

How to classify a picture or drawing of a bridge[edit]

Pictures of Bridges can be classified like this:

Bridge Category. First check if there is already a Category for this specific bridge.

  • If yes: put it in there, that's it. Don't put it anywhere else!
  • If no: If you have more than two pictures: create a new Category, named after the bridge. For example Category:Rheinbrücke Emmerich. Use the common name, not the english one. Then you categorize the Cat (not each single picture!) as follows:

Possible Categories:


(This is the Template:category-bridge)

How to classify a picture of an architect[edit]

Pictures regarding architects should be classified in categories like this:

Architect Category. First check if there is already a Category for this Architect.

  • If yes: put the pictures in there, that's it. Additionally you can specify the kind of picture, for example: Category:Portraits of men.
  • If no: If you have more than two pictures: create a new Category, named after the architect. For example Category:Jean Nouvel. Then you categorize the Cat (not the single pictures!) as follows:
  1. Country: see Category:Architects by country, for example: Category:Architects from Germany
  2. Style: see Category:Architects by style, for example: Category:Renaissance architects.

Please don't put files additionally into Category:Architects if they are in these sub-categories!
See also: Category:Architecture firms for non-individuals.


(This is the Template:category-architect)

Link to this Project[edit]

The CommonsProject_Architecture gives you Information about architecture related issues, for example: How to name an article? - How to license an article? - Which is right category?


(This is the Template:category-architecture)

Top-Category hint[edit]

English: The Commonsproject Architecture will help you to find the right Subcategories.
Deutsch: Das Commonsprojekt Architektur hilft dir, die passenden Unterkategorien zu finden.
Français : La section Commonsproject Architecture vous aidera à trouver la bonne sous-catégorie.
Italiano: Il Progetto Commons:Architettura può aiutare a trovare le giuste categorie.
Čeština: K výběru vám může pomoci Commonsproject Architecture.

(This is the Template:category-architecture-topcategory)


New-Category hint for more pictures of one building[edit]

English: If there is more than one image of the same building please create a subcategory or a gallery named after the building.
Deutsch: Wenn mehr als ein Bild desselben Gebäudes existiert, richte bitte eine Unterkategorie oder Galerie mit dem Eigennamen des Bauwerks als Titel ein.

(This is the Template:category-buildings-newcat)

Find the right Category[edit]

CatTree[edit]

The quickest way to find the right Category for your picture: the CatTree (requires Javascript)

Overview[edit]

in discussion, see Commons_talk:CommonsProject_Architecture#Structure_Category:Architecture