Movie offers virtual tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has released a movie online that tours a digital recreation of the architect’s Taliesin West in Arizona, allowing architecture enthusiasts to explore the desert complex remotely. The organisation teamed up with surveying company Leica Geosystems to create the short virtual film of Taliesin West – the desert retreat that Wright

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PBWC Architects uses 3D lidar scan to win permission for Cornwall house

Cornish firm PBWC Architects has utilised 3D laser-scanning technology to create an accurate model of the rocky site and listed surroundings of a house for St Ives, which has just received planning permission (+ slideshow). The local studio used the technology when designing the Rock House, a two-and-a-half storey replacement dwelling for a site on Carncrows More

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Future tourists could “travel the virtual world instead of the physical”

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: advances in 3D-scanning technology could enable virtual tourism by providing a “life-like experience” of faraway places says architect Pernilla Ohrstedt (+ movie). “In the near future it’s really conceivable that we will start travelling the virtual world instead of the physical world, because it will be scanned at such high resolution,” she says. […]

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