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This just in from Hidenori Watanave (including video above):
“Yesterday I invited “Atelier Ten Architects” for my laboratory of Tokyo Metropolitan University, and they made a special lecture of “Architecture in physical world / virtual worlds”.
They are “Real” architect that had produced many architectural projects in physical world, and also, they are “Virtual” architect in Second Life, too. In “Digital Design Competition 2007” (I was a jury member), they won the Grand-prix of competiton.
They got a cooperation by a information-technology company “GMO Tea-cup communications inc.”, and realized their idea in Second Life, “The museum of the globe (slurl)”.
Surprisingly, this beautiful and strange structure was constructed by auto-modeling system. First of all, they prepared the expression for this shape by Excel. and next, auto-modeling system made everything automatically. This modeling process took only 1 or 2 hour.”
More info and screenshots on the Archidemo blog: http://archidemo.blogspot.com/2008/07/museum-of-globe.html