Taliesin – A Guided 360 Virtual Tour

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin turned 100 this year. As part of the commemoration Tour de Force 360VR produced an award winning “guided” 360 degree virtual tour of the estate. The center of Frank Lloyd Wright’s world was Taliesin near , . It was his home, workshop, architectural laboratory and inspiration for nearly all his life. Our international award winning Tour de Force, allows visitors from around the world to experience this place in ways only a personal visit could provide before. The response has been dramatic. More information on the tour after the break.

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A Guided Tour where you are in control: This virtual visit introduces our powerful guided tour capability which is unique in the industry. If they want, visitors can sit back and be lead on the tour by a guide directing their attention to various aspects of a location, even augmenting the presentation with still images (or any media) to illustrate points. This is much like a physical tour or narrative video. Unlike either visitors are in control. They can move around to locations and topics of interest to them in any order they want. They can always drop out of the guided tour to explore on their own and “rejoin” the tour at any point. This becomes highly interactive and engaging and is proving quite intuitive.

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Move inside: A still photo may show a view of Wright’s design studio but you remain an outside observer without a sense of context. An immersive 360 image puts you inside the image, the space and to a degree inside Wright’s head. Experience what he saw daily, surrounded by Asian art, expansive views of Wisconsin’s rolling hills, his own courtyard gardens and a space to relax before a fire watched over by a portrait of his mother. See the actual drafting tables where Wright designed his most famous buildings while immersed in all this and you begin to feel how it reflected and influenced his design.

You can learn more about the project at the blog here.

Cite: Furuto, Alison. "Taliesin – A Guided 360 Virtual Tour" 13 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 21 Aug 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=175503>

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