Discussing architecture in SL (part 2 of 2): the quest for diversity

Second Sighting

In the first part of this discussion on architecture in Second Life, inspired by my conversations with Cain Maven, from Maven Homes and Quantum Luxury Homes, I tried to examine the relationship that the design of virtual buildings has with the atomic world. The references that I have mentioned, nonetheless, were all to a certain kind of RL architecture: the one that flourishes in the US mainstream (even if inspired in some European traditions, such as the English, French or German ones). Mea culpa: I’m not even American, but I realize that the United States is the main reference for the majority of the SL community. Still, if one looks around, there are a number of examples of other cultural backgrounds in the community.

Marrakesh Riad by Barnesworth Anubis: a Moroccan riad with rooms around a garden or patio Marrakesh Riad by Barnesworth Anubis: a Moroccan riad with rooms around a garden or patio

I think that one of the most exciting characteristics…

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