Archive for month: June, 2008

Upcoming Event: July 9th at 2pm SL-time (PDT): Tour of TowerVisions

If you are even remotely interested in the use of virtual worlds to augment the professional practice of architecture, you won’t want to miss this! On July 9th, at 2:00pm SL-time (PDT), Bernd Bötzel (Vision Planer in SL), architect, project developer and managing director at DU Diederichs, and Hana Lundquist, leading architect and SL developer, […]

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Inventing Architectural Products for Real Life in Second Life

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In a nice little twist of serendipity, a comment on this post led me to this site, where I found this: “the main reason SGG (Saint Gobain Glass) is now in Second Life is to share ideas and invent their next generation of products with a great focus on sustainable development…. The idea for SGG’s […]

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Orientation Day on Public Works Island in Second Life

I’ve known Pam Broviak, a city engineer/director of public works in real life, and founder of the Public Works group in Second Life for quite a while now, and never cease to be amazed by the amount of energy and creative ideas she brings to Second Life.  If you don’t subscribe to her blog, HERE […]

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Urbanism, Architecture, Planning: How Second Life Can Help Build the Urban Landscape of the First Life–and Vice Versa

I’m super excited to have the opportunity to be on a panel for Second Life’s 5th birthday party, called “Urbanism, Architecture, Planning: How Second Life Can Help Build the Urban Landscape of the First Life–and Vice Versa” See you there?!?! Here are the details: Date/Time: July 1, 12:00 p.m. PT Location: http://slurl.com/secondlife/SL5B%20Linked/185/187/25/ Moderator: Rissa Maidstone […]

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Villa Tugenhdat, by Mies van der Rohe

Be sure to ‘Like’ Arch Virtual on Facebook to learn more about architecture virtual worlds! You can now visit a free virtual tour of Villa Tugenhdat, by Mies van der Rohe, by clicking HERE!   The model was downloaded the model from Google 3D Warehouse (model and texture by MOF’s) then brought it into Unity3D and published […]

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Dynamic Shadows in Second Life

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[update: over at NWN, this post includes an explanation of how to get dynamic shadows running on your machine, as well as some ideas regarding the potential troubles and opportunities associated with dynamic shadows] I noticed this over on Torley’s blog. Dynamic shade and shadow in Second Life would certainly do a LOT for architectural […]

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Wikitecture 3.0 Wins both Founder’s Award and 3rd Place!

From Studio Wikitecture blog: It is with great pleasure I bring you the news that Studio Wikitecture’s entry in the Open Architecture Network Challenge was awarded the ‘Founder’s Award’ as well as ‘3rd Place’ for our design of the Nyaya Tele-Medicine facility in Western Nepal. The announcement was made this morning. Architecture for Humanity  awarded […]

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