Archive for month: December, 2006

Architect Writes Science Fiction about VR in Professional Pracitce – via Gwyneth Llewelyn

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THIS STORY provides an interesting glimpse into an architect’s perception of how the future will transform the practice of architecture. I think the dates he predicts are a bit distant though. He suggests that his fictitious firm started using virtual reality in 2014. I predict hundreds of firms will be using some form of it […]

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Virtual Mies: Farnsworth House in Second Life (via Content Confessional)

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Built by: Maximilian Milosz To see the house click: Farnsworth House at Amicitia (220, 220) Via Content Confessional

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Oblivion and Half Life: Importing Models, by Digitally Distributed Environments

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THESE PEOPLE are doing some very important work. I think they’re admittedly on a steep learning curve, but they’re ascending rapidly, and are definitely making me dream about the possibilities.

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Background Part 2: Virtual Studio

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This is an animation of our virtual studio in Plush Rho, which essentially serve as our 3D website and general meeting space. We tried to make the studio itself into a living diagram of sustainability by including a living roof system, passive strategies, pellet stove, rainwater harvest, rain gardens, wind energy, photovoltaic panels and more. […]

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aloft: Raising the Bar

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Starwood’s new virtual aloft hotel is quite possibly the most comprehensive blend of RL architecture and Second Life the metaverse has seen to-date. While this project has been widely covered throughout the blogosphere, it represents a nearly perfect manifestation of the purpose of this blog. Built by Electric Sheep Company, the aloft project raises the […]

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RL Architects in Second Life Group

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For those of you who recently joined the RL Architects in Second Life group, welcome! I sincerely hope this will become a worthwhile and productive group. There are so many opportunities and challenges in this particular niche, it seems a timely and worthwhile effort to begin discussing what works, what doesn’t work, and what tools […]

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Versu Richelieu’s 72 hour build!

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Versu will be building, sleeping and living SL for 72 hours straight during this demonstration of the Intel Core 2 Duo processors from a live window on 5th Avenue in New York City. Check out the live feed HERE. Why cover this event here? Because she has decided to recreate the architecture, context and streetscape […]

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Meet Vittorio Barbarino – RL Italian Architect

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Vittorio has merged his real life architecture practice with Second Life, and has also started building SL-specific content as well. Check out his RL studio HERE Check out his Virtual Studio HERE

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My Very First Machinima: Virtual Tour of the Crescendo Design Neighborhood

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Here is a quick sample video of our virtual neighborhood. This is just a test, and will hopefully be followed by many more educational videos describing the benefits of sustainable design.

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Author’s Background: Crescendo Design, Using SL as Professional Tool

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I am the co-founder and partner of Crescendo Design, a multi-disciplinary design studio with a specialty in sustainable design. We take on a fairly wide variety of different assignments types, but have been focusing most recently on designing ‘green’ or environmentally friendly houses. We’ve been using Second Life for about 3 months now, and have […]

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