Generating virtual architecture with style

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    Gu, Ning
    Maher, Mary Lou
    2004 Conference Papers
    Computers and architecture


ABSTRACT: Virtual architecture is a networked spatial environment designed using the metaphor of
physical architecture (to avoid confusion, architecture as it is conventionally understood and practised,
is referred to as “physical architecture” in this paper). By using the metaphor of physical architecture,
virtual architecture inherits many visual and spatial characteristics. However, in order to further explore
its potential, virtual architecture needs to go beyond its physical metaphor to develop its own theories
and styles. One important step of this process is to establish a formal foundation for designing virtual
architecture. This paper discusses styles of virtual architecture, with examples from various designs of
virtual architecture. The findings contribute to the development of design formalisms for virtual


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