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INTRO
VR EVOLUTION
OVERLAPPING REALITIES
ERASING PHYSICAL BOUNDARIES
THE NEW HOME
PHYSICAL OBSTACLES
IMPROVING PHYSICAL BOUNDARIES

INTRODUCTION

Architectural Association School of Architecture London
Intermediate Unit One - Tools For Architecture
UNIT BRIEF

"Our current unwillingness to objectively describe spatial qualities means that we are usually left mystified by the discussion around the aesthetics, atmosphere and users' experience of our buildings. Yet these seemingly intangible qualities have a place as legitimate functions of architecture. For its inaugural year, then, Intermediate 1 - Tools for Architecture - will explore design methods in which the psychology of spatial perception generates architecture. The unit's aim is to work towards a new vocabulary of spatial perception that is applicable to both physical and virtual inhabitation."

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Prehistoric Virtual Reality
We have been immerging ourselves since the prehistoric cave paintings. Theories suggest that they were a form of magic to increase the number of animals the prehistoric people were hunting, but perhaps they became aware of the transience of their life and they wanted their experience of reality to be remembered. They felt an urge to protect them from weather, so they painted them in the depths of caves across the globe. Earth pigments and charcoal were crushed with stones and applied with brushes made from animal fur. These were the first tools for creating virtual realities.
The evolution of virtual reality starts here.
Hieroglyph - Immersive Characters
With the start of civilizations, we developed immersive characters that formed our first written language.
Immersive Statues - Ideals of Beauty
In the antiquity, we mastered sculpting figures and applied social ideologies. The statues were ideological foundations of beauty.
Paintings as Virtual Realities
In the renaissance, we started capturing uniquely perceived realities in form of immersive paintings. The more realities you owned the higher your social status. Frames were windows into other realities. Furthermore, the stained windows were a portal to a superior reality from which god was surveilling the believers.

EVOLUTION OF VIRTUAL REALITY


Trompe-l'œil, in the form of "forced perspective", has long been used in stage-theater set design, so as to create the illusion of a much deeper space than the actual stage. A famous early example is the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, with Vincenzo Scamozzi's seven forced-perspective "streets" (1585), which appear to recede into the distance.

Another good example of using trpmpe-l'œil for spatial immersion into a virtual space are the Bergl Rooms at Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, which were commissioned for Empress Maria Theresa, and painted by Johann Wenzel Bergl between 1774 and 1778. The immersive murals of ruins covered with nature give the sensation of being in na exterior space.

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Modern Times Before TV
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Television - the Eternal Virtual
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Digital Revolution
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Digital Revolution
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