Design

‘Design development’ and pre-visualisation; architectural design; urban planning

Architectural Design

The Miller Project (VRML)
“This library consists of seven significant buildings of Western architecture in their original or intended form and structure. Seven historic periods are represented. All models were constructed as solid models which have produced the following final results: These include rendered images for still viewing, a video movie for a guided tour, and a VRML model for user navigation.

The purpose is to combine information technology and VR technology to build an interactive environment for perceiving architecture that cannot be seen three-dimensionally from a remote location. This will provide a new visual tool and learning experience to strengthen teaching and learning in the undergraduate history courses”

» http://www.vrac.iastate.edu/ArchVR/

The Great Buildings Collection (3DMF)

“Hundreds of free 3D walkthough architectural computer models are included here at the Great Buildings Online web site, plus links to the free DesignWorkshop® Lite architectural 3D walkthrough software used to view them, for both Windows 95/98/NT and Power Macintosh.”. View 3D spatial models of great buildings at http://www.GreatBuildings.com/types/models/spatial_models.html

» http://www.GreatBuildings.com/
[Link verified and viewed, 09 Feb 2005]

Architecture and Building — a guide to net sites on architecture, building and construction, design, housing, planning, preservation, facility management, energy and the environment, and landscape architecture
» http://www.library.nevada.edu/arch/rsrce/webrsrce/main0006.html

Urban Planning

The Virtual Edmonds Project

“The Virtual Edmonds Project is a collaborative project between the City of Edmonds and the Community and Environmental Design and Simulation Lab, CEDeS Lab, at the University of Washington under the direct sponsorship of the College of Architecture and Urban Design, CAUP, and the Human Interface Technology Lab, HIT Lab. This project involves the construction of a three-dimensional computer model of down-town Edmonds which can be simulated in real-time.”

» http://www.hitl.washington.edu/research/cedes/edmonds/

[Link verified and viewed, 09 March 2007]

Virtual Reality Information System (VRML)
» http://www.webscape.com/Projects/VirtualOfficeSystem/
[Link updated and viewed, 09 Feb 2005]

Resources

Architosh

» http://www.architosh.com
[Link verified and viewed, 09 Feb 2005]

DesignWorkshop

“… build your own 3D models for home design and visualization of architecture, landscapes, exhibits, or any kind of spatial design”. Exports in DXF, DesignWorkshop, or 3DMF format

» DesignWorkshop home page: http://www.artifice.com/

» Tutorials: http://www.artifice.com/tutorial.html
[Links verified and viewed, 09 Feb 2005]

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