Archive for category: architectural resources

25% Off Real-Time Architectural Apps and Free Project Upgrades to Oculus Rift App with Quick Link Dashboard Interface

The next 3 new clients who hire Arch Virtual to create a real-time application of their architectural project will receive the service at a 25% off discounted rate. Additionally, every new project through the end of the year will receive a free upgrade to an additional Oculus Rift compatible application.

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A Framework for Utilizing Realtime 3D Applications in Architectural Practice and Urban Design

The technologies and demand for realtime 3D visualization in architectural design and urban planning will almost certainly be commonplace in the years ahead, but realizing the full breadth of what is possible when realtime 3D is combined with multi-user, online user-generated environments will require a paradigm shift.

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(Kickstarter Update #1) Explore Dubuque, Iowa’s Historic Millwork District with Virtual CARADCO

Using video games to visualize architecture? Why not? That’s what Main Street MMO is all about.

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Realtime Cities Initiative: Virtual Dubuque

Introducing Virtual Dubuque, a premiere development of our new Virtual Cities initiative. This new community resource will provide free and easy to access windows into interactive, customizable 3D models of cities.

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Fantastic New Documentary Captures the Potential of Architectural Education and Collaboration in Virtual Environments

Over the past six months, Draxtor Despres has been carefully documenting the collaborative work of students from Ain Shams University and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles – led by Amr Attia, David Denton, and Kara Bartelt.  Drax is partnering here with Sandcastle Studios, and published the 1st part in a documentary series, “The Kansas […]

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Hanging up the old shoehorn: Stunning realtime multi-user architectural visualization in a web browser

Are browser-based virtual environments the way of the future for virtual design visualization?   Here is a brief overview of 4 of the many emerging platforms or related services to watch, and some thoughts about how they fit into the bigger picture of virtual worlds and architecture. I’ll start with MellaniuM.  I’ve been following MellaniuM’s work […]

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Announcing Architecture Days on Orange Island

“In our discovery of the aspects that influence the most the residents life, we decided to focus on a topic that is at heart of the our experience in Second Life: Architecture. From Monday 17th to Wednesday 21st, join us on the Orange Island for the Architecture Days. We will have promising panels dotted with […]

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Be2Camp Starting Soon! Exploring Web 2.0 and the Built Environment

Be2camp is free to register and free to attend , and will be starting in just a few hours!  This will be a BarCamp style ‘Unconference’ to promote the use of Web 2.0 technologies in the Built Environment (eg Architecture, Construction, Engineering, Facilities Management industries.  More info here: http://be2camp.ning.com/ If all goes well, we will […]

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Be2Camp: Exploring Web 2.0 in the built environment

Interest in the upcoming Be2Camp on October 10th is growing rapidly, and I would highly recommend joining the community HERE to be informed of future updates on the agenda as it emerges.  Even if you can’t make it to London, we are hoping to stream some of the content into Second Life live.  I will […]

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Review of Fallingwater Replica in Second Life

Thanks to Lotja Loon for sending her review of the replication of Fallingwater, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for Edgar J. Kaufmann Sr. by Ethos Erlanger and his and his partners Lox Salomon and Ty Jaehun. Screenshot by Derek Hotger, http://derekhotger.blogg.com/

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