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Wearing a VR headset, users are able to recreate the experience of walking through the pavilion – conceived by BIG founder Bjarke Ingels as an “unzipped wall” in London’s Kensington Gardens.


Digital model offers virtual-reality users a preview of BIG’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

For those who aren’t able to visit BIG’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion this summer, Swiss visualization studio Archilogic has made it possible to take an unofficial tour of the building using virtual reality (+ interactive 3D model).

Ahead of the pavilion’s unveiling tomorrow, Archilogic has created an unofficial digital model that allows users to preview the building using VR devices like Oculus Rift or Google Cardboard, or as an interactive 3D model in a web browser.

“Unless you’re in London, you may not get the opportunity to visit the pavilion physically, but thanks to the web we can take you there virtually,” explained software engineer Benjamin Devine, who worked on the project.

BIG, Bjarke Ingels Group, Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 3D VR model

When viewing the model in a web browser, users are also offered the opportunity to edit the design and create their own versions of the fibreglass brick structure.

By moving the bricks in different directions or changing their size, an infinite number of designs can be created.

more : www.dezeen.com