This paper is to present the findings employing the modus-operandi of Dialogue-Do-Document (3Ds), as an Architectural Design Pedagogy, with emphasis on using physical model as a basis of architectural production, hereinafter called the Model Based Paradigm (MBP). 3Ds stem from the assumption that a Dialogue: discourse, must first take place to enable the Idea/Intention to be crystalized, a process called Ideation. Translating such into action is an act of Do(ing): fabricating/manufacturing/prototyping. When the act is done, we obtained a product, be it a Play: model/drawings/essays, is collectively called a Production Model.
When such is Document(ed), it becomes the seed for future dialogue to take place and this modus-operandi will continue ad-infinitum. An experimental testbed of Design Discourse in Sem-3; began with an architectural installation based on a narration; follow by a site intervention, called the Papan-Transcripts; and concluded by the design of Galleries. Each of these discourses, emphasis is given to Model Based Paradigm as a basis of architectural production; while others draw, we build; confronting function follow form; exploring context versus pretext; employing urban design and transitional spatial organizations. Key findings revealed that employing Model Based Paradigm, the Actors understood; Architectural Semiotics beyond mere representation; Urban Design where every building has its place; architecture solution versus interior/landscape solutions; design strategy of forms dictate spaces; transitional space planning; self and its personas; as in teamwork and the fundamental of design that stems from having fun.