5. Pedagogical Frameworks for Emergent Digital Practices in Architecture

  1. Dr Tuba Kocatürk MSc Digital Architectural Design architect Senior Lecturer Programme Director and
  2. Dr Benachir Medjdoub PhD Lecturer Principal Investigator Reader
  1. Brent Allpress

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444392395.ch5

Distributed Intelligence in Design

Distributed Intelligence in Design

How to Cite

Allpress, B. (2011) Pedagogical Frameworks for Emergent Digital Practices in Architecture, in Distributed Intelligence in Design (eds T. Kocatürk and B. Medjdoub), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444392395.ch5

Editor Information

  1. School of the Built Environment, Salford University, UK

Author Information

  1. RMIT, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 7 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333381

Online ISBN: 9781444392395



  • pedagogical frameworks - for emergent digital practices in architecture;
  • diverse roles of digital design and communication technologies - converging, development of parametric modelling systems;
  • rapidly changing technologies and practices - challenging established approaches to architectural design, communication and technology;
  • urban environments, its focus a concern - for architectural design precedent, type, infrastructure and urban scale;
  • practice-based teaching by project, a pedagogical framework - of RMIT Architecture professional degree programmes and tri-polar model;
  • RMIT Architecture programme structure - supporting dynamic diversity of studio and elective offerings;
  • Equipoise. Tom Frauenfelder, Will Hosikian, Jessica In, Sarah Papadoupollous, RMIT Architecture students;
  • The Cloudnets electives experiment - graphs of relationships, emergent properties based on relationships via Rhino NURB modeller software;
  • diverse range of other design studios and electives - every semester in Advanced Technologies stream by RMIT academics;
  • practice-based research approach at RMIT - research by and through design projects


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Tri-polar scholarship

  • Practice-based teaching by project

  • Advanced technologies and emergent practices

  • Practice-based research by project

  • Co-rational practices

  • Scripting practices

  • Parametricism

  • Anachronistic practices

  • Non-standard pedagogy

  • References