Aysu Aysoy and Roman Hajtmanek have been announced as the winners of the ArchDaily + IIDEXCanada Virtual Spaces Competition, which sought proposals for un-built, fantastical spaces. The designs were then developed into virtual spaces by Invent Dev as a part of a virtual reality exhibition at IIDEXCanada.
Learn more about both of the winners, after the break.
Winner: Aysu Aysoy
Based on the idea that humans are inextricably connected to their environments Aysoy’s space builds on the concepts of context and experience. Additionally, the visuals indicate “a virtual space of an imagination for another dimension which has lower gravity than the earth has, so that it is possible for humans to walk easier on declined surfaces for traveling inside this space.”
Made of a series of replicated parametric units, the project additionally is grounded in Gilles Deleuze’s idea of “a sheet of paper divided into infinite folds or separated into bending movements, each one determined by the consistent or conspiring surrounding.”
Winner: Roman Hajtmanek
Roman Hajtmanek’s project is built around the idea of a virtual art room that is a “reflection of real artwork, which is a virtual reflection of the real world.” Drawing from the surreal artwork of Slovak artist Albin Brunovsky, Hajtmanek created a dark room with no borders, in which viewers can simultaneously experience the feelings of fear and desire through a sphere of moving particles that evokes the observer to touch it.
The “observer’s touch activates the particles, which generates space affected by speed and number of particles touched. This new generated space is made of structure, created from activated particle connections … These spherical space activators affected by different artists’ work and observers’ movements can then create a virtual museum.”
Learn more about the winners here.
News via IIDEXCanada.