My dissertation is the first sustained and interdisciplinary attempt to examine Ottoman architecture’s inherent link to various modes of scientific learning and artistic practices focusing on a critical interpretation of Cafer Efendi’s book on architecture titled, Risāle-i Mi’māriyye (1614). A key argument in my scholarship is the corporeal and collective experiences of the artifacts as a means to understanding the sensuous and intellectual dimensions of the built world. I will discuss how storytelling, poetic recitations, ceremonies, and artistic rituals contributed to the production of architectural knowledge in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Accordingly, I will emphasize one episode and a poem connected to this event where architecture also becomes a tool to contemplate and know the world around. I will simultaneously demonstrate how collective gatherings in various urban realms in regards to artistic embodiments mediated for the production of architectural knowledge as well as books and poems on architecture. The web of relations observed in the world through architecture, as conveyed in Cafer Efendi’s book on architecture, will provide a fruitful ground to examine cultural and social links through digital mapping in order to see the dissemination of architectural knowledge within diverse groups in the Ottoman society.