PUTHUCODE AGRAHARAM Documentation was introduced as a conscientious method of learning design. Students were directed to undertake detailed study of an existing Agraharamlocated at Puthucode, Palakkad in conjunction with their residence design. Study of Agraharam, a type of residence, intended to make students aware of the close link between function and spatial design. They had to do a comprehensive study, right from history, layout and planning of the local community to the construction details of a single dwelling unit. Interaction with elders of the locality, meticulous onsite data collection and multiple numbers of reviews with design faculty enabled the students to refine and frame their work.