Archive for category: wikitecture

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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Studio Wikitecture dialing in on final booth design for SL6B

Studio Wikitecture’s newest project, to design a booth for SL6b has brought in some fantastic design ideas!  Now we need your votes to help decide which to finalize.  Learn more about how to cast your votes at the link below, but hurry!  We need to have all votes cast by noon PDT on June 17th. […]

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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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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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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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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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Video of Wikitecture Presentation at Metaverse U Now Available

If you can’t tell, I was more than a little nervous, and couldn’t quite shake my midwestern accent! =) Many thanks to Henrik Bennetsen, Stanford University and everyone who helped make Metaverse U so successful (see more videos HERE). We did receive a lot of positive feedback and made some great connections with several individuals […]

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Wikitects in the Windy City and Life 2.0

If you happen to be in the Chicago area, Ryan and I will be at the Illinois Institute of Technology on Tuesday, April 1st (6pm Central) talking about Wikitecture, and how virtual worlds and web 2.0 will revolutionize the architecture industry. If you can’t make it to Chicago, you can attend our presentation from wherever […]

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The Final Design: Wikitecture 3.0…. thank you!

I just wanted to thank all the contributors on the OAN Nepal Challenge for all their hard work and dedication over the last couple months. The following images are of the final boards submitted to the OAN project site (larger images here). You can be your own judge, but I think they turned out great! […]

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Wikitecture Progress Video, and a Call for Sponsors

Hello everyone! As you may already know, the third Wikitecture experiment using our new 3D-Wiki technology will be wrapping up in the next few weeks, and we are already looking forward to the next experiment. If you are not already familiar, HERE is a demo of how the in-world interface works, and HERE is a […]

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