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OutsiteVR: World's First VR Experiential Learning Platform for Architecture Community in India
India Architecture News - Jan 18, 2018 - 06:18 18297 views
OutsiteVR is an India-based start-up that is the world's first VR experiential learning platform enabling architecture students and professionals to explore buildings virtually with feeling as being actually there. It is the brainchild of young Indians Amit Singh and Mayur Karodia, who are alumni of Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.
This is a platform through which users can experience architectural sites, buildings & immersive educational content with virtual reality (in real scale) from anywhere across the globe. The basic idea is that the architecture and design students should be able to learn better through virtual site visits on contrary to just reading the text about them. Furthermore, this shall help in better understanding of the subject and visualization of the context of the "built environment".
Qutub Minar, New Delhi, India
The aim of the team is to be a one-stop global experiential platform for architecture community where the students and architects can find any case-study/project/thesis in Virtual Reality experiential format.
The start-up was recently featured amongst India’s TOP-24 innovative startups by CNBC-TV18 and CNN-NEWS18. And it was also listed amongst India’s Top-10 AR/VR startups by Silicon India Magazine.
The CEO and Head of Product were also recently invited to TEDx conference, Annual NASA Convention- 2017, Jaipur Architecture Festival-2017, Delhi Architecture Festival-2017 and various other National & International conferences to share their work & vision regarding virtual reality integration in Architecture Education System in India and thus, deliberating on experiential education as a mainstream learning medium for the architecture students.
City Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
OutsiteVR Executive Team is comprised of Ar. Amit Singh, CEO & Co-Founder, Ar. Mayur Karodia, Head of Product & Co-Founder, Ar. Pappal Suneja, Head of Content, Aman Soni, Full Stack Developer, Pankaj Manchanda, Full Stack Developer, Saurabh Rajpurohit, Content Writer, Nidhi Mehrotra, Voice Artist, Manan Tomar, VR Developer. Other than these, the team is also supported by a panel of strategic advisors constituting eminent educators & industry leaders.
The team also conducts VR workshops with the motto that "Virtual reality enables to transport architecture students to the farthest corners of our planet in the blink of an eye and immerse them in a deep learning and engaging educational environment". In these workshops, students learn about the concept of VR and how can it be beneficial in architecture.They experience architecture marvels from every angle just sitting in their classrooms and finally they also learn how to design their own projects in virtual reality & experience them during the design process. (click here to know more & apply for the VR-workshop)
The VR Tours currently included on the website are Qutub Minar Complex; New Delhi, Key Monastery Spiti, City Palace Jaipur, India Habitat Centre and Jawahar Kala Kendra.
The upcoming tours that shall be online soon are inclusive of a blend of Contemporary and traditional structures, namely Hawa Mahal Jaipur, Jantar Mantar; New Delhi, Hidimba Temple Manali, Jal Mahal; Jaipur etc.
Key Monastery, Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India
And the exciting part is, one can experience these virtual site visits by simply logging on to www.outsitevr.com & exploring the tours of architecturally rich buildings with their own comfort.
The portal can be accessed both from laptops & smartphones, however, use of VR Headset, smartphone & headphones is suggested for the best experience.
For more updates about the upcoming VR tours, follow OutsiteVR
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