Architectural Communications 3 (BDES3012)


Architectural Communications 3 both consolidates students' abilities to effectively communicate architecture using graphic and verbal means and further advances their digital knowledge through concepts of movement and simulation. Students are introduced to interoperable animation and database software used for simulation and documentation of architecture, and they further develop familiarity with advanced digital fabrication. They work in a 3D modelling environment using Rhino, Grasshopper and 3DStudio Max. This unit of study aims to instil in students sensitivity to working creatively with hybrid techniques, and introduces them to dynamic communication procedures deployed in professional architectural practice to move between the digital and the real.

Further unit of study information


Lecture, computer laboratory and studio contact, plus self-directed preparation and assignments, for a minimum total student commitment averaging 9 hours per week.


Assignments (70%), Portfolio (30%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


BDES2012 or DESA2002





Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.