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Oscar Niemeyer: 3D imagery database in Second Life

Wow, check out the above video!  This and more exciting news from the seemingly tireless Hidenori Watanave:

“I and student team of Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. are developing 3D
image database of “Oscar Niemeyer” on SL (prototype). This is an
official art project of “The 100th anniversary of exchanging between
Japan and Brazil”.

http://archidemo.blogspot.com/2008/07/3d-image-database-of-oscar-niemeyer-on.html

Thanks for the update Hidenori, and keep up the great work!

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Thank You Readers! A Week of Community-Submitted Resources! The Week in Review

We had an outstanding range of community-submitted resources this week!  Thanks so much for sharing the inside scoop on these projects, and keep it up!

It all started with Lotja Loon telling us about ‘Architecture and Design Classes: Bauhaus, Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Hundertwasser

Then we had a tour of the excellent TowerVision project, followed by my enthusiastic review, “Raising the Bar for Architectural Visualization in Second Life

Theory Shaw forwarded a jira issue related to 3D Model Interoperability, and the group responded!  There is still time to cast your vote!  See 3D Model Interoperability in Second Life”

Then Bennet Dynamo shared an invitation to the Lucien Herve exhibit opening held over the weekend.  It is a great exhibit, and worth checking out, see “Lucien Hervé Exhibit Opening July 12, 1pm PDT

Hidenori Watanave submitted information about Atelier Ten Architects and their new project in Second Life, read more here: “Atelier Ten Architects, “Real” Architects that are now “Virtual” Architects in Second Life

Finally, Martin Purnell informed me of an upcoming Grand Opening of the Future Green Chatham project in Chicago, Illionois which has been replicated in Second Life, Virtual Model of the Future Green Chatham Home, Grand Opening July 18-20, 2008



Atelier Ten Architects, “Real” Architects that are now “Virtual” Architects in Second Life

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