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Construction of Hurricane Katrina relief project ‘The Porchdog,’ prototyped in Second Life, now complete

Here are several before and after images of the ‘Porchdog’ residence, prototyped in Second Life by the Architecture in Virtual Worlds community.  We built a virtual replica of this original design by Marlon Blackwell Architects, which was published to Open Architecture Network under Creative Commons licensing for an event with Architecture for Humanity founder Cameron […]

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Construction of aLoft’s flagship hotels, first prototyped in Second Life, now complete

The headline-grabbing aLoft Hotel project, first prototyped in Second Life before construction started, can now be visited in the real world (and has been open for quite some time now).  Starwood Hotels was the first to take their hotel’s architectural concept into the virtual world via Electric Sheep, and even used the virtual prototype to […]

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Real life construction completed on innovative homes prototyped in Second Life

If you have any interest or curiosity whatsoever about using Second Life or any other online, 3D, collaborative virtual environment for architectural prototyping or education, this is a must read success story. Construction has completed on designs first prototyped in Second Life by students at the University of Austin School of Architecture.  The prototypes were […]

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Video Coverage of U.S. State Department Hosted Panel: Architectural Design and International Collaboration in Virtual Worlds

What an honor it was to have been included in this panel discussion, and to have a chance to hear more about the exciting work being done by the other panelists using virtual worlds in professional architectural practice and education.  I think it was an important and timely event – illustrating the potential of virtual […]

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