Architectural Association


Communication+ Media Studies

High Pass Exhibition / 2021

High Pass Exhibition / 2020

︎ 2020 Prizes 
︎ 2020 Gallery
︎ 2020 High Pass List

︎ 1st Year
︎ 2nd Year

‘The media are not toys… they can be entrusted only to new artists, because they are art forms.’
(McLuhan, 1954)

Kevin Vannucchi

Drawing the Virtual

with Paula Strunden

CMS1 First Year

(with Peder Sveen)

The project started as an exploration of Virtual Reality technology as a presentation tool. We wanted to scope the potential of showing architectural ideas to clients. From there itdeveloped into an inquiry on how virtual visual input can define our perception of space.By playing with the size, shape and environment of our tower rooms, we were able tomanipulate the feeling of compression, release and height throughout the tower.We pushed the project further with the addition of 3D scanned (photogrammetry) models,blurring the lines between what is real and what is not. In the end, our participants wereinstilled with a strong feeling of physical space from a highly ephemeral medium –a relationship which’ potential we will explore fin the future.

Course Description
Drawing the Virtual
with Paula Strunden

This practical Virtual Reality course introduces students to the basics of VR drawing, using both analogue and digital techniques. Students explore intuitive methods to create immersive content, such as 360 spherical panorama hand- drawing, stop-motion and 3D sketching in Virtual Reality with Gravity Sketch and Tilt Brush. All content is presented and critically evaluated in VR (HTC Vive).