Available in 2021
Course code



20 units


2000 level

Course handbook


Architecture Studio 4 provides students with an understanding of digital design processes and their application to architectural design. The course introduces students to parametric design tools and processes, digital fabrication and advanced rendering.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Develop digital design processes and evaluate their outcomes

2. Evaluate a range of computational technologies through architectural propositions

3. Demonstrate a range of processes for digital modelling and fabrication of architectural propositions

4. Communicate architectural propositions at an advanced level


This course introduces students to new experimental strategies of architectural design by using a range of new digital media and software. It exposes students to emerging trends in architectural communication, design and simulation.


You must be active in the Bachelor of Design (Architecture) (10028) program to enrol in this course. If you have completed both ARBE2201 and ARBE2202, you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

Students must have successfully completed ARBE1222 Architecture Studio 1 and ARBE1220 Architecture Studio 2 to undertake this course

Assessment items

Project: Analysis

Project: Prototyping

Project: Fabrication

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 91 hour(s) per Term Full Term

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