METAVERSE ARCHITECTURE: DESIGN OF SPACES FOR THE METAVERSE
At RUBÉN MUEDRA ESTUDIO DE ARQUITECTURA we are committed to innovation and technological disruption. With the constant emphasis on improving the experience that our clients live in the process of a project. We have developed our Metaverse Architecture which gives us a great responsibility to face the future of the design of new spaces.
The Metaverse is a virtual world, to which we will connect using a series of devices. Through technology they will make us think that we are really inside it, interacting with all its elements. It will be like actually teleporting to a new world through virtual reality glasses and other complements that will allow us to interact with it.
The Metaverse promises to create an immersive, interactive and shared digital world. Integrating Mixed Reality, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), along with 3D holographic avatars, IoT and digital twins. This is the next great leap in the evolution of the Internet. To be Metaverse Architecture is to engage with the future and new forms of social interaction between spaces and individuals.
Unlike the centralized Metaverse of Oasis in “Ready Player One”. Technology communities believe that the Metaverse should be an open, interoperable ecosystem, not dominated by a single company. As Mark Zuckerberg said, “Hopefully, in the future, asking if a company is building a Metaverse will sound as ridiculous as asking a company how their Internet is doing.” Our Metaverso Architecture will design spaces for our clients.
At the same time, Roblox and Epic Games, developers of most of the “Metaverse concept stocks” today. They also believe that the Metaverse should have decentralized genes and avoid being monopolized by a few forces. Roblox co-founder Neil Rimer says, “The energy around the Metaverse will come from the users, not the company.” Epic CEO Tim Sweeney emphasized, “Metaverse is not coming from any one industry giant, but from the crystallization of the co-creation of millions of people. Everyone does their own thing for Metaverse through content creation, programming and game design. Contributions can also add value to the Metaverse in other ways.”
VIRTUAL REALITY ARCHITECTS: NEW TRENDS, NEW INNOVATIVE CHALLENGES
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Our clients will be able to interact and walk through their future home developed in virtual reality using the Oculus Quest glasses. An immersive experience that allows us to feel like we are in our own home.
WHAT IS THE IMPROVEMENT COMPARED TO OTHER METHODS OF PROJECT VISUALIZATION?
Virtual reality has in its own name the key that makes it different: reality. This implies that it generates totally immersive experiences, due to the realism that makes us feel inside a virtual world. A virtual world is created using programming and the user is integrated into it.
The main difference in terms of immersion sensation between 360 video and virtual reality is that virtual reality incorporates 3D. This creates the sensation of depth that 360 videos cannot achieve. With VR we can perceive objects with volume, distances can be appreciated and you can see yourself inside the image. In 360 videos, the only possible interaction is to move the video to the angle we want to see, but without freedom of movement. You can only watch from the point where the video was recorded, while virtual reality allows total freedom of movement.
METAVERSE ARCHITECTURE: OTHER MEDIA AND SECTORS ECHO THE NEW ARCHITECTURAL PARADIGM WE ARE FACING
Different reputable digital media such as ARCHDAILY and METROPOLIS echo the importance that architecture will have in the Metaverse. We are also seeing how the most important technology companies in the world are betting with multimillion-dollar investments. This is the case of Facebook with its new name Meta, Epic Games, Microsoft and many others. This information gives us to understand the importance of the spaces designed in the Metaverse will have in the very near future.
Some invest in the development and design of new spaces, others invest in their visibility and positioning within the Metaverse. This is the case of textile multinationals such as Balenciaga, H&M y Adidas.
The Metaverse is here to stay and create its space in our world.
In RUBÉN MUEDRA ESTUDIO DE ARQUITECTURA we are going to bet for it, we are daring, we are brave and we want to be protagonists of the new architectural paradigm.