Otherworld is an immersive VR arcade with interiors influenced by James Turrell

Architecture studio Red Deer has completed a virtual reality entertainment space in an east London railway arch with neon interiors that draw on the work of light artist James Turrell. The Otherworld arcade concept is the first of its kind in the UK, and combines 14 virtual-reality immersion rooms, a bar and a poke kitchen serving […]

Apple offers new augmented reality art tours in six major cities

Apple has collaborated with New York’s New Museum to launch a series of augmented reality (AR) experiences that will see six large-scale virtual artworks take over major global cities. Called [AR]T, the AR experiences will feature works by seven artists chosen by the contemporary art museum, that will pop up across London, San Francisco, New […]

Volta VR tool “will make producing audio more expressive”

Royal College of Art graduate Alex Kane explains how his virtual reality Volta production tool allows users to create multidirectional “spatial audio” in this video interview shot by Dezeen. Kane developed Volta as his graduation project to complete his degree in Global Innovation Design at the Royal College of Art in London. Users wear virtual reality goggles and headphones to produce […]

Squint/Opera, BIG and UNStudio create virtual-reality collaborative design tool

Creative digital studio Squint/Opera has worked with BIG and UNStudio to create Hyperform, a tool that allows architects and planners to collaborate in virtual reality. Described by BIG founder Bjarke Ingels as the “augmented creative collaborative environment of the future”, the tool can be used to see, share and navigate digital models of projects. Hyperform, which the studios have been developing […]

Gravity Sketch VR software now lets designers switch between 2D and 3D

Designers can move easily between drawing in a virtual-reality environment and on their tablet using the latest update to Gravity Sketch. The Surface Tool feature is contained in version 6.1 of the software, which is one of the primary VR creation tools for designers since its launch in 2017. The new feature allows designers to open […]

Antony Gormley’s Lunatick invites Londoners to moon walk

Artist Antony Gormley has teamed up with astrophysicist Priya Natarajan on a virtual-reality experience that allows users to walk on a digital version of the moon created using data from NASA. The 15-minute immersive experience sees visitors don a virtual-reality (VR) headset to travel from an imagined version of Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean, […]

Invisible Landscapes installations explore how virtual reality will change architecture

The Royal Academy of Arts has unveiled a series of installations that show how virtual and augmented reality technologies can change the experience of buildings and spaces. The four installations were created by architect Gilles Retsin, 3D-scanning studio ScanLAB, designer Keiichi Matsuda and design studio Soft Bodies. Together they form the third and final instalment of Invisible Landscapes, a […]

Dornbracht installation aims to challenge the way people experience water

Dezeen promotion: German kitchen and bathroom manufacturer Dornbracht has unveiled plans for a virtual-reality installation at this year’s Milan design week, which will examine how technology can change the way people interact with water. Dornbracht‘s Is Memory Data? installation will see visitors put on VR goggles and experience water in an “unprecedented, playful” way. In reality […]

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