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CONTEXTUALIZE ENVIRONMENTS IN VIRTUAL REALITY

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. 

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

CONTEXTUALIZE environments in virtual reality

Project RE_


 

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. 

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

Tags_ Virtual Reality, Building Environments

Team_Monica Huang, Soonho Kwon, Anna Gusman, Scott Leinweber, CMU School of architecture

Role_Houses modeler, Environment builder

Methods_ Photography, SketchUp, Unity

Time_2016, 9 Weeks

         

 

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.