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Nacho Martin Asuncion

Mi5VR - Virtual & Real Architecture -

http://www.mi5vr.com

Avenida Pedro Diez 3, Madrid, Spain
Nacho Martin (1973) Phd. Architect from Madrid (Spain) Unit Master at the Architectural Association (London) Director of IED Innovation Lab (Madrid) Co-founder of Mi5VR - Virtual & Real Architecture - He has been teaching at different Universities and lecturing worldwide (Los Angeles, Seoul, Helsinki, London...). His work has been awarded internationally. His doctoral thesis, international cum laude, is about the dynamics between Fashion and Architecture.

VR Architecture


Why the Next Design Frontier Will Be in Virtual Spaces

VR Architecture


Why the Next Design Frontier Will Be in Virtual Spaces
The new digital state of mind has affected almost every industry as we know it, from music to health. Meanwhile, architecture remains unaltered, trapped in its physical container. In our opinion Virtual Reality has come to stay, and it will transform the way we relate to spaces forever.
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Our society has created a hybrid and complex reality where material formations are complemented by fictional ones like movies, videogames, advertising, avatars… Special effects are now part of our lives, and VR is one of them. In order to operate in this amplified scene, it is urgent to deploy new architectural skills. Platforms like Oculus Rift, Gear VR, Google Cardboard, HTC Vive, and Hololens combined with softwares like Unity or Unreal open a whole new design field.

We see in VR the opportunity as architects to serve an extended community. With real architecture we have been able to create a shelter for a certain amount of people; with virtual architecture we aim to design environments for the digital organization of individuals that is almost infinite. We are in the process of understanding the kind of spaces this community is interested in inhabiting and the purpose those spaces can offer, from relaxation or disconnection to learning or pure entertainment.


Interface to access a virtual space

Virtual Museum

Virtual Hotel

from physical spaces to digital communities

VR Architecture


Why the Next Design Frontier Will Be in Virtual Spaces

VR Architecture


Why the Next Design Frontier Will Be in Virtual Spaces
The new digital state of mind has affected almost every industry as we know it, from music to health. Meanwhile, architecture remains unaltered, trapped in its physical container. In our opinion Virtual Reality has come to stay, and it will transform the way we relate to spaces forever.
File under

Our society has created a hybrid and complex reality where material formations are complemented by fictional ones like movies, videogames, advertising, avatars… Special effects are now part of our lives, and VR is one of them. In order to operate in this amplified scene, it is urgent to deploy new architectural skills. Platforms like Oculus Rift, Gear VR, Google Cardboard, HTC Vive, and Hololens combined with softwares like Unity or Unreal open a whole new design field.

We see in VR the opportunity as architects to serve an extended community. With real architecture we have been able to create a shelter for a certain amount of people; with virtual architecture we aim to design environments for the digital organization of individuals that is almost infinite. We are in the process of understanding the kind of spaces this community is interested in inhabiting and the purpose those spaces can offer, from relaxation or disconnection to learning or pure entertainment.


Interface to access a virtual space

Virtual Museum

Virtual Hotel

from physical spaces to digital communities


Idea by

Nacho Martin Asuncion
Mi5VR - Virtual & Real Architecture -
Avenida Pedro Diez 3
Madrid
Spain
Nacho Martin (1973) Phd. Architect from Madrid (Spain) Unit Master at the Architectural Association (London) Director of IED Innovation Lab (Madrid) Co-founder of Mi5VR - Virtual & Real Architecture - He has been teaching at different Universities and lecturing worldwide (Los Angeles, Seoul, Helsinki, London...). His work has been awarded internationally. His doctoral thesis, international cum laude, is about the dynamics between Fashion and Architecture.