Down the Rabbit Hole
Virtual Reality | Occupiable Drawing
Considering the wide scope of Architecture’s history, the relatively recent shift from Analog design to Digital design has already changed the way we as architects understand, talk about, and represent architectural design. We have seen methods of spatial representation evolve from hand drawn Orthographic and Perspective drawings, to Digitally mastered Axonometrics, Renderings and Animated drawings. Less and less do we reference the formal composition of a plan, and more frequently do we favor the experiential story of the section. Less and less do we reference the rendered Perspective drawing, and more frequently do we favor the animated story. Virtual Reality (stereoscopic augmented reality) is more than simply “a new experience.” It is a representational tool that will inexorably alter the way we understand architectural design and representation.
Down The Rabbit Hole challenges the traditional idea of the drawing, in that it is an occupiable drawing. This design fuses together distinct architectural elements and representational tendencies to create a fantastical procession “Down The Rabbit Hole” of architecture. Although the images are only renderings, they represent a virtual space that looks and acts like a drawing.
FRAME1: Overlooking the start of the procession
FRAME2: Caught in a web
FRAME3: Turning a corner
FRAME4: Down Deep, Looking Up
FRAME5: Elements in Cascade