Experience and Service Designer

VR WORLD-BUILDING |Research-Environment|

Virtual World-Building to Inform better design. 

2016 Research, Environment

Role: Houses modeler, Environment builder

Methods: SketchUp, Unity, Photography

Collaboration with: Soonho Kwon, Anna Gusman, Scott Leinweber, CMU School of architecture

Time: 9 Weeks

The Challenge

Project RE_ rebuilds communities by developing products and housing that strengthens the local residents living condition. The current project is to build affordable housing solutions for a low-income, mid-gentrification neighborhood in East Liberty, Pittsburgh. 

The Outcome

In the Virtual Reality team, we visually contextualized neighborhood environments to assist architects residential design. 


This virtual reality model of an mid-gentrification neighborhood in East Liberty, Pittsburgh, is made with Sketchup and Unity softwares and can be experienced in VR headsets. 


Neighborhood environment and Demographic study

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Houses in the neighborhood were individually made in Sketchup. The neighborhood environment was created with details.


Neighborhood houses and environment were applied in Unity, creating a interactive virtual reality environment. 


This photo was taken when exploring variety of ways allow more people to access the virtual reality we made.