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Revit and Oculus Rift via Unity3D: Experiencing BIM in Virtual Reality for Architectural Visualization

Oculus Rift completely changes the game. The very instant I stepped inside of our Revit model, I realized just how different the ‘in-world’ experience was from the drawings we were producing! It was a night and day difference.

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Is architecture in video games really architecture?

Let’s quibble over semantics, shall we? Take a look at these two pictures: Which one would you identify as architecture?

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Welcome to H-Town, OpenSim used to create a virtual neighborhood of sustainable modern houses

Hometta, a collective of award-winning architecture and design studios, will soon be launching an opensim-based grid called ‘H-Town,’ showcasing a virtual neighborhood modeled after the innovative, modern house plans they sell on their website. With Hometta’s stated goal of ‘improving the residential landscape, one house at a time,’ they will soon be enabling their customers […]

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Discussing Unity, Realxtend, Opensim, Blue Mars and Second Life

This blog is all about discussing architecture and design in virtual worlds – so lets discuss it!

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Cyberspace as a vibrant, social, interactive and collaborative ‘place’ for the already virtual discipline of architecture

Visiting an architectural masterpiece, or touring a building we helped design, is one of the many great rewards of architectural study and practice.  Yet even if we think of ‘architecture’ as a rich, experiential, and tangible phenomenon, the daily practice or study of architecture is, in many ways an intangible, or otherwise ‘virtual’ reality, and […]

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Virtual Barcelona Pavilion

The Barcelona Pavilion, originally designed by Mies van der Rohe, has been reconstructed in the virtual world of Second Life by avatar ‘Wim Wendt’.   It can be visited by clicking HERE.  If you don’t have an account, click ‘Sign Up’ in the upper right corner, and log in to see this great build!  Here […]

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PRIM to BIM: The past, present and hopeful future of Architecture Islands

Thanks so much for all of the thoughts and comments many of you have shared.  I’ve combined several comments to the original post in order to help clarify a few points. First of all – I’m definitely not leaving Second Life or virtual worlds!  I’m not disenchanted with the platform by any means, and I fully intend to […]

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Dispatch from Los Angeles

From DB Bailey (David Denton, AIA) July 3, 2009 We’ve been back from Egypt several weeks now. The preliminary construction documents are being completed at PUD Consultants’ office in Cairo. I’ve been getting up very early in the morning to have two or three hours of overlapping work day to meet with the Egyptian architects in […]

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Studio Wikitecture Wins Linden Prize, Initiates a New Project

If you aren’t already familiar with Studio Wikitecture, we are an open group, composed of a diverse range of individuals from varying disciplines, interested in exploring the application of an open-source paradigm to the design and production of both real and virtual architecture and urban planning. Here’s an update about the Linden Prize and the new project […]

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Dispatch from Cairo #3

Submitted by David Denton, AIA – http://www.daviddenton.com Actually this dispatch is from California. We have just returned after five weeks in Cairo. We came home feeling good about what we accomplished. Our final presentation took place at the client’s home, a beautiful villa on the Nile River. We used the Second Life model and essentially […]

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