ArchitectureCraft User's Manual



ArchitectureCraft blocks are created by using the Sawbench to cut up material blocks. Almost any type of full-cube block can be used as raw material.

Material goes in the top left slot, and finished blocks are extracted from the slot below. A number of pages of patterns are available, selected from the menu at the right.

Note: Some patterns may require more than one block of material in the input slot before anything becomes available from the output slot. The ratio of input to output blocks is shown underneath the output slot.


ArchitectureCraft provides two tools for manipulating its blocks, the Hammer and the Chisel. The exact function of these tools depends on the block, but the following general principles apply.

The Hammer is used to rotate blocks.

The Chisel is used to alter the structure of blocks in various ways.

Block Placement

While the exact methods used for placing ArchitectureCraft blocks depends on the type of block, this section describes some general principles that apply to most blocks.

Firstly, blocks can be placed either right side up or upside down. If you click on the top surface of a block, or on the lower half of the side of a block, the new block is placed right side up. If you click on the underneath face of a block, or the top half of the side of a block, the new block is placed upside down.

Secondly, the rotation of the block around its vertical axis depends on both where you click and the symmetry of the block:
Thirdly, blocks can be placed sideways by shift-clicking on the side of an existing block. The above rules for rotation then apply to the place you click on the side face, with the rotation axis being perpendicular to that face.

Fourthly, some blocks exhibit special behaviour when you place them by clicking on another block of the same type. For example, a roof block placed against the side of another roof block will try to orient itself so as to match up with the existing block, overriding the above rules. Most of the time this will do what you want, but if it doesn't, you can always change the orientation after placement using the Hammer.

Block Types

The following categories of blocks are available, selected from the menu at the right of the Sawbench GUI.

Roof Blocks

Blocks for creating roofs and other sloping structures.

Window Frames

Realistically detailed window frames that can have glass inserted in them.

Rounded Blocks

Round pillars, round posts, and blocks for giving rounded corners to walls.


Parts for building arches of various sizes.


Some elements from classical architecture.


Decorative and functional safety rails for your balconies and staircases.

Other Blocks

Cladding for application to other blocks.
Slabs and Stairs -- Shaped like their vanilla counterparts. Cladding can be applied to their top surfaces.


2 iron ingots
1 circular saw blade
1 large pulley
1 wooden pressure plate
4 sticks

Circular Saw Blade
4 iron ingots
1 stick

Large Pulley
4 wooden planks
1 stick

3 iron ingots
2 sticks
2 orange dye

1 iron ingot
1 stick
1 orange dye