I’m sincerely honored to have been invited to jury this most exciting competition! I know firsthand how exhilarating it can be to work on a project like this in Second Life, especially given the collaborative nature they’re inviting. This is an absolutely perfect use of Second Life – combining everything we all love about it. It’s social, collaborative, cultural, technical, its 3D design and, perhaps most importantly, its green. This is a perfect storm for innovation and is sure to be an exciting project to watch. I hope everyone takes some time to submit an entry!

“arcspace.com and ecolandnow.com, in collaboration with INBAR – International Network for Bamboo and Rattan, invite architects, designers and students to take part in an international competition at arcspace Island in the virtual community, Second Life.”

The International Jury
From Real Life:
Shyam Paudel, Director of Housing Program, INBAR
Cui PenFei, Professor Architecture, CAFA – Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
Wang Ru Song Professor,Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Edwin Chan, Partner, Gehry Partners, Los Angeles, USA
Jan Utzon, Architect, Denmark
Kent Martinussen, Director, DAC – Danish Architecture Centre
Kristen Richards, Founder/Editor-in-Chief, ArcNewsNow.com
Thomas Kearns, Assistant Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology
Nille Juul-Sorensen, Associate Director, ARUP

From the Virtual World (Second Life):
Persis Trilling, Director Princeton University Second Life Project
Scope Cleaver, Architect and Designer
Keystone Bouchard, founder of Crescendo Design and Studio Wikitecture”

More details on arcspace: http://www.arcspace.com/sl/26-02-2008/eco.html

The competition is sponsored by KK of arcspace.com (KK Jewell in SL) and David Greenberg of ecolandnow.com (da5vd Latte in SL) in collaboration with INBAR – International Network for Bamboo and Rattan. Photo above and landscaping by Poid Mahovlich.

The photo above is by Poid Mahovlich, an Artist Builder and Land Terraformer in Second Life. She has turned arcspace Island into a bamboo forest for the competition.
Her group Our Green Virtual World Builders specifically promote green issues.

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