Archive for category: virtual architecture

Arch Virtual releases architectural visualization application built with Unity3D game engine, including Oculus Rift compatibility

[UPDATE 2: We posted a revised build with an improved player controller for better scaling and an updated exterior environment.] This week, Arch Virtual released a new interactive, real-time architectural experience for the Panoptic Group, based out of Chicago, Illinois.  The application was developed using the Unity3D game development engine, and can be embedded in […]

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New Virtual Learning and Workplace Campuses for Avaya with Gronstedt Group

During the past several months, I’ve had the privilege of working with Gronstedt Group and their clients at Avaya on a variety of immersive learning, training and workplace environments. Projects included 2 full campus areas, complete with libraries, auditoriums, office spaces and training rooms. These projects were realized using Avaya’s own AvayaLive Engage multi-user platform.

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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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Virtual Architecture 101: Design Fundamentals, Processes and Strategies for Virtual Worlds

Virtual Architecture 101 is a free, interactive, self guided, educational installation in Second Life, designed to provide visitors with a sampling of architectural fundamentals, design processes, strategies and best practices for creating effective virtual world projects.

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Virtual Architecture is Architecture: 3 Favorite Quotes

[Physical] buildings still have supporting structures and enclosing interfaces, but privileging these as the focus of architecture , and insisting that they should carry most of the cultural freight, becomes as quixotic as similarly privileging the chassis and the beige box of the personal computer.

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Now Opening: Architectural Jazz Public Jam Session

Dust off your prims folks, we’re kicking off a public building jam session on Architecture Island in Second Life, focused on the seed theme ‘Amalgamate’ (to mix or merge as to make a combination; blend; unite’ combine). Head over to Architecture Island (here‘s the slurl), and rez some prims!  Be sure to join and activate […]

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Architects in Cyberspace, or not

Texts written 20 years ago on architecture in cyberspace are as accurate and inspiring today as they were then, but where are the cyberspace architects now?

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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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Machinima Manifesto: *WE* Shape our Virtual Buildings

In this podcast, I review some of the reasons I remain so optimistic about the future of virtual worlds, and describe the fundamental characteristics I believe make user-generated 3D worlds a game changing new standard every organization should be exploring – with or without a budget. I also touch on another point I intend to […]

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Wikitecture 4.0: Re-Inventing the Virtual Classroom

New Wikitecture Project Kick-off event: October 23nd at 5:00pm Pacific (SL-time) With so many universities and academic institutions from around the world using virtual environments like Second Life for teaching and research, many have started to wonder what, exactly is a virtual classroom? In an environment where you can fly, and with no elements to […]

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