Archive for month: April, 2009

Rietveld’s Schroder House and a Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian Imported from SketchUp into a Virtual Project Space

I’ve never been inside of Rietveld’s Schroder house, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian homes are among my favorite.  I found replicas of these buildings in Google 3D Warehouse, but orbiting around them in SketchUp is choppy at best, and doesn’t provide a sense of immersion, or of actually being inside of the building the way […]

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Dispatches from Egypt: David Denton, AIA

David Denton, AIA – an architect from Marina Del Rey, California has been spending the past several weeks working on a project in Egypt.  He has found virtual world modeling to be far more effective than traditional CAD or BIM applications in sharing ideas with the client, and promises to share some of his observations […]

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Virtual Worlds in Action: University of Alabama

I recently gave a presentation at the Virtual World Best Practices in Education (VWBPE) conference, and talked about some ideas for making the most of virtual education spaces.  While working with the University of Alabama to help guide them in developing their virtual campus, their project has become a great case study in how these […]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-04-26

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Imagine, architecture models can be hosted in a virtual world, where anyone in the world can explore it, for free. http://tinyurl.com/cx8cys # does anyone happen to have a decent 3D model they want to see imported into a virtual world? YouSendIt to info@archvirtual.com # @arkhi The energy I consume while occupying a virtual space is […]

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Virtual Project Spaces in Action: Designer Dingson

Virtual Project Spaces are used in a variety of ways, from universities teaching architecture, architects meeting with clients, industry organizations meeting with members, or designers simply experimenting with the potential for purely virtual design. In this case, Designer Dingson is using a project space to explore virtual architectural forms.  You’ll have to see it for […]

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Virtual Project Spaces in Action: Far Link

Virtual Project Spaces are used in a variety of ways, from universities teaching architecture, architects meeting with clients, industry organizations meeting with members, or designers simply experimenting with the potential for purely virtual design. In this case, Far Link is using a project space as a marketing tool for several different varieties of architectural exploration. […]

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Virtual Project Spaces in Action: Lilli Field

Virtual Project Spaces are used in a variety of ways, from universities teaching architecture, architects meeting with clients, industry organizations meeting with members, or designers simply experimenting with the potential for purely virtual design. In this case, Lilli Field is using a project space as a marketing tool for her architectural design business. Visit by […]

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Virtual Project Spaces in Action: Herick Straaf

Virtual Project Spaces are used in a variety of ways, from universities teaching architecture, architects meeting with clients, industry organizations meeting with members, or designers simply experimenting with the potential for purely virtual design. In this case, Herick Straaf is using a project space as a marketing tool for his custom design and construction business. […]

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Virtual Project Spaces in Action: Crescendo Design

Virtual Project Spaces are used in a variety of ways, from universities teaching architecture, architects meeting with clients, industry organizations meeting with members, or designers simply experimenting with the potential for purely virtual design. In this case, a Project Space is being used by Crescendo Design to illustrate a design concept called ‘The Vervain.’  The […]

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Virtual Project Spaces in Action: Virtual Farnsworth Residence

Virtual Project Spaces are used in a variety of ways, from universities teaching architecture, architects meeting with clients, industry organizations meeting with members, or designers simply experimenting with the potential for purely virtual design. In this case, a Project Space is being used to host a virtual installation of Mies van der Rohe’s ‘Farnsworth House,’ […]

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