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Journal for Geometry and Graphics 12 (2008), No. 2, 183--192
Copyright Heldermann Verlag 2008

Van de Velde's Projects Virtual

Andreas Kaestner
Fakultät für Architektur, Bauhaus-Universität, 99421 Weimar, Germany

At the 50th anniversary of Henry van de Velde's death the Faculty of Architecture and some institutions in Weimar developed an exhibition concept to recall van de Velde's work which the world-famous Belgian Arts- and Craftsman had designed in the period when he lived in Weimar. The most interesting aspect of the exhibition was, to give people an impression about van de Velde's never built architectural projects of his Weimar-period. The professorial chair "Presentation Methodology" carried out a reconstruction project to virtualize van de Velde's ideas. This paper brings insight into this project and presents some of its results. Especially the geometry-based reconstruction of van de Velde's compositions was nessecary to rebuild his ideas succesfully with the 3D-tools of Cinema4D. With the cubicVR-tools the students generated a virtual walk through the projects, which were implemented within a topographical and urban model.

Keywords: Van de Velde, virtual reconstruction, cubicVR, Cinema4D.

MSC: 51N05

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