Diploma Unit Two. Architectural Association School of Architecture

Tools for Architecture is a research unit based at the Architectural Association in London formed by a team of MArch AA Diploma students and lead by Space Popular directors Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg.

Social VR Gathering

As a first experiment for social dining experience, this room was made in order to gather people.



This model was presented to public with other TFA members in ARKDES, Stockholm. Social VR platform (SANSAR) was used in this experiment .People who visited ARKDES are asked to experience this space which was virtually calibrated based on actual museum space containing this model. Model do not have any food and only simulates the bar space. Big media screen is installed in the middle front part of room showing host’s face in real-time image and voices  to chat visitors. Several animated avatars are standing inside space to give a mood of gathering. Few points -1  How people react when they enter the room, 2 People could enjoy gathering – are observed.