全球唯一“城市\建筑”双年展
THE ONE AND ONLY BIENNALE
OF URBANISM\ARCHITECTURE IN THE WORLD
Invisible Cities

Ruan, Mars, Cai Chengzhi, Büro Wimmelbuch, Liu Meng, Peng Junxi, Jiang Hejia, Hu Wei, and Teams / China; Hong Kong, China; United States

软妹、Mars、蔡承智、布罗•韦莫布克、刘濛、彭俊熙、姜禾嘉、胡苇及各组团队 / 中国;中国香港;美国


Virtual Reality technology (VR) allows us to experience the virtual space and get immersive feeling in the virtual scene. In the past, people can only experience the buildings that were actually being constructed, but VR technology makes 'unbuilt' virtual architectures can also be experienced.

Nowadays, we have spent a lot of time on the Internet,andInternet platforms have gathered a large amount of information including productive forces, ideas, relationships, emotions, from 'visible material cities' to 'invisible virtual cites'. A new type of 'cities grow in difference' relationship isgenerated in-between.

This time we'll we will design and construct these Internet platforms in three-dimensional form in the virtual world using the VR technology, and make that 'invisible city' to be seen and perceived. It will be formed by virtual headquarters of major Internet platforms including Taobao, Bilibili, Momo, Weibo, Netease cloud music, Baidu and others. Without the limitation ofphysical environment, we will translate structure and function of those Internet platforms into virtualenvironment, to represent and explore the possibility of three-dimensional interactive in Internet.


Ruan, the operator of self-media "MissArchitecture" and a partner of architecture VR technical service provider Sheencity in "virtual architecture designproject"; Mars, architecture VR software developed by Sheencity; Cai Chengzhi, the founding principal and senior lecturer of Studio Alpha; Büro Wimmelbuch, co-founded by Yu Kaiho and Arsenios Zachariadis; Liu Meng, the president of En-Visions Associates; Junxi Peng, a graduate student graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL; Jiang Hejia is currently works at PDP London Hong Kong Studio; Hu Wei is from Tongji Virtual Reality Club.