The ARCH


Second Life Foundations: A Primer for new Architects and Builders
December 3, 2006, 11:51 pm
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Virtual Suburbia and The Arch will be co-hosting an informal gathering, to welcome new architects to Second Life, and to bring people who love architecture together.

Chip Poutine, Keystone Bouchard and invited guests will be providing helpful tools, tips, contacts, resources and demonstrations to architects who are just getting started in Second Life.

Tuesday, December 5th
7:00 pm Pacific

Tinta Verde 153, 68



On the Move
December 3, 2006, 11:51 pm
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I sincerely apologize for the delay in entries. We just completed our cross-country move from Wisconsin to California to begin working exclusively within Second Life. I am now working in Berkeley for Clear Ink on some exciting architecture-related SL projects, and will be happy to share more of the story once I’m settled in.

In the meantime, I have gathered some exciting leads on stories related to how the metaverse is augmenting RL Architecture, as well as the stories of some new architects entering the SL scene who are in the process of building their RL projects and bringing in clients.

Stay tuned!



Prim, What Do You Want to Be?
December 3, 2006, 11:50 pm
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Some predictions via BIMania HERE caught my eye this morning. I’m still trying to digest their meaning, but I think Miguel touches on some interesting points, pertinent to the concentration of this blog:

“there will be an ever growing demand on digital designers… If architects don’t do it, somebody else will.”

“architecture itself could become inadequate for computers.”

This reminded me of a conversation we had at the Society for Virtual Architecture last week:

Keystone: Maybe virtual architects should evoke Louis Kahn and ask the prim, “Prim, what do you want to be?”

Scope Cleaver: “More than you’ll ever be.”



Architect Writes Science Fiction about VR in Professional Pracitce – via Gwyneth Llewelyn
December 3, 2006, 11:50 pm
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THIS STORY provides an interesting glimpse into an architect’s perception of how the future will transform the practice of architecture. I think the dates he predicts are a bit distant though. He suggests that his fictitious firm started using virtual reality in 2014. I predict hundreds of firms will be using some form of it by the end of 2008.



Virtual Mies: Farnsworth House in Second Life (via Content Confessional)
December 3, 2006, 11:49 pm
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Built by: Maximilian Milosz
To see the house click: Farnsworth House at Amicitia (220, 220)

Via Content Confessional



Oblivion and Half Life: Importing Models, by Digitally Distributed Environments
December 3, 2006, 11:49 pm
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THESE PEOPLE are doing some very important work. I think they’re admittedly on a steep learning curve, but they’re ascending rapidly, and are definitely making me dream about the possibilities.



Architecture in Virtual Worlds: A Panel Discussion
December 3, 2006, 11:48 pm
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I was sitting on the edge of my seat throughout the entire video posted here: State of Play III : Scroll to Architecture in Virtual Worlds
via Kanker Greenacre [today: 17:51]

Why are comprehensive symposiums with discussions about virtual architecture happening at law schools (4 years in a row), and not at architecture schools? If there have been, please send links to video/blog!

“State of Play III: Social Revolutions was the third annual State of Play conference on the future of cyberspace convened by the Institute for Information Law & Policy at New York Law School, the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School.”