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VARC - A District for All things Architecture #35
Title: VARC - A District for All things Architecture
VARC - A District for All things Architecture
VARC will be a district for Architectural professionals, students, hobbyists, and admirers. I envision this district having many roles and projects under four main categories: Presentation, Education, Design, and Commerce.
I believe the VARC district can play a key role in linking the virtual world to the real world while creating a community of return users who will continually create content to be used in-world. I am not claiming I know how to make all these projects a reality right off the bat, but with the right community, this is my vision of what I see VARC becoming.
If you are interested in being part of this district or have ideas for other architecture focused projects please comment below.
That's a great idea! For consistency and to allow contributors to asses projects equally, could you include at the beginning of your proposal a filled in "District Proposal Framework"
District Proposal Framework
Title: Name of Project
Many District proposals may be too early on in the development process to answer all of these questions but the idea is to establish a common rubric for submitting a proposal, to get contributors to start thinking about how they intend to execute on their projects and to give potential supporters an idea of how far along in the development process each particular proposal is. This will help them make a well informed decision in choosing which project to participate in.
@iillee your proposal looks interesting to me so I'm thinking to participate. However I've a few questions:
@uvizhe thanks for the comment and the interest.
This district proposal started as a summary of what I would like to do with my personal LAND. I created the proposal to gauge others interest and hopefully gather those with similar goals in one general area. To be quite honest, I have been spending the majority of my free time the past few weeks learning A-Frame at the expense of this proposals development, though there are still 2 months remaining to work out the district details.
To answer your questions,
To begin, I envision the district is structured fairly loosely. Every person who stakes LAND will have the freedom to do as they please with their own LAND.
The only public LAND the district will have in the beginning will be a central Archive or Library. This Archive will house a commons of 3D models which will be viewable and usable to all members of the district. I want to structure and organize this Archive like any real-world library with stacks and shelves.
or like this with miniature models:
or more abstract like this or the archive scene from the new Blade Runner film:
Each book, item, or object on a shelf will link to a 3D file, which once activated, will load into and overtop the space that was previously the interior of the Archive building. Hopefully something like the transition in this scene from X-men:
This Archive will be the heart and backbone of the VARC district and will be the structure that all 3D libraries are stored in and accessed from. This will be the first public project of VARC and one that I am working towards prototyping for the terraforming event in December.
I hope I have answered your questions. I am curious to learn why you are interested in this district and what you plan on using your LAND for if you join VARC? Which fork of the architecture or 3D modeling field motivates you most?
@iillee thanks for answering the questions.
I have a general interest in the architecture. I'm not an architect or a designer but I'm interested in urban planning and how we humans are being affected by the architecture and the urban space. So I want to experiment sometime in the future with different design ideas and the VR is perfect for a quick feedback since there are other people just like in ordinary street.
Let's proceed in rocket.chat or slack. I'm
Hello any contributors following,
Please fill out this contact questionnaire so we can meet and begin planning the VARC District.
I've set up a Sketchfab account for the district so we can upload, remix, and share model ideas while we are familiarizing ourselves with the SDK. Once you have filled out the contact form I will share log in information for the account.
If you haven't already, please join the VARC district channel on the decentraland discord and I will add you to the private channel.
For anyone following this page and not on discord:
Decentraland has officially released the voting dApp for
Voting for the Decentralnd approved VARC Startup Plan runs for 2 weeks.
Here is Decentraland's blog post on the voting dApp
Here is the dApp.
Here is a copy of the development plan being voted on:
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You can change your vote while the voting period remains open.