Designing digital space: an architect's guide to virtual reality

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Wiley, 1997 - Architecture - 327 pages
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The Complete Guide to Virtual Reality in Architecture and Design

The first in-depth book on virtual reality (VR) aimed specifically at architecture and design professionals, Designing Digital Space steers you skillfully through the learning curve of this exciting new technology. Beginning with a historical overview of the evolution of architectural representations, this unique resource explains what VR is, how it is being applied today, and how it promises to revolutionize not only the design process, but the form and function of the built environment itself. Vividly illustrating how VR fits alongside traditional methods of architectural representation, this comprehensive guide prepares you to make optimum practical use of this powerful interactive tool, and embrace the new role of the architect in a virtually designed world.

Offers in-depth coverage of the virtual universe--data representation and information management, static and dynamic worlds, tracking and visual display systems, control devices, and more.

Examines a wide range of current VR architectural applications, from walkthroughs, simulations, and evaluations to reconstructions and networked environments

Includes insightful essays by leading VR developers covering some of today's most innovative projects

Integrates VR into the historical framework of architectural development, with detailed sections on the past, present, and future

Features a dazzling array of virtual world images and sequential displays

Explores the potential impact of digital architecture on the built environment of the future

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Contents

The Quest for Threedimensionality
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From Images of Architecture to Architecture of Images
19
The Electronic Revolution in Architecture
43
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About the author (1997)

DANIELA BERTOL is a cofounder of Space Ink, a multimedia laboratory in New York City that specializes in the application of digital technologies to architecture and multimedia design projects. An architect with over a decade of experience with major firms, she has lectured at universities worldwide and is the author of Visualizing with CAD: An AutoCADR(r) Exploration of Geometric and Architectural Forms.

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