Tag Archive for: collaboration

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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ARCHI CHAT: Open discussion with Q&A based on 3 case studies involving Unity3D, Second Life and OpenSim for real world architecture projects

Jon Brouchoud, of Arch Virtual invites you to an open discussion with questions and answers based around 3 recent case studies of real world architectural projects that have made use of 3D immersive technologies in architectural practice and collaboration.

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Introducing the ArchTech Engine: Transforming buildings, cities and geography into realtime 3D environments

I am very excited to announce the launch of our new Arch Tech Engine (intro video above), a technology that transforms buildings, cities and geography into realtime 3D environments that are easily accessible, and can be embedded on your website, or deployed to a tablet.

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Behold, the future of design

While designing in a virtual world, with shadows looming below objects as you create and modify them, you instantly ‘feel’ their weight and visual impact in a way no other architectural technology or design method affords. When you finish modeling an idea, you can immediately test the design by walking through it with your avatar, […]

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Architectural Innovation in Immersive Virtual Worlds

Immersive Virtual Worlds as Innovation Platforms: Quotes from a paper describing the use of Second Life to design physical retail spaces for a Fortune 500 firm.

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Special issue of ITcon dedicated to the use of virtual world technology in architecture, engineering and construction

If there was ever any doubt that virtual worlds have a place in architectural practice and education, this month’s special issue of ITcon presents a staggering amount of content that is sure to help promote the use of virtual worlds and game engines within AEC industries and beyond. The Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon) is a peer-reviewed scholarly publication recently published a special issue dedicated to the use of virtual world technology in architecture, civil engineering and facility management.

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20 minute study model in Second Life (video)

As the pendulum swings back into Second Life for some exciting new consulting projects, I’m reminded just how fun it is to build with prims and how much potential virtual environments hold for architectural practice and collaboration. You can quite literally *feel* the space as it takes shape, understanding and perceiving it in a way that no other medium affords.

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Encore! Machinima and Screenshots of the 48 hour Architectural Jazz Jam

All it takes is a catalyst.   For the past 48 hours, this empty parcel came to life with a group of designers, architects and artists from around the world, who imprinted this build with their creativity – riffing and building on what others had created, and adding their own voice.  It really was a […]

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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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Tearing Down Cultural Barriers through Architectural Collaboration: Part 2 of the ‘Kansas to Cairo’ Documentary

A truly remarkable, bar-raising project that demonstrates the power and potential for architectural collaboration and education in virtual environmnents. More about the project HERE, HERE, and HERE – along with this write-up inArchitectural Record earlier this year.

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