Publication by Michal Šourek

The covid_19 pandemic, among other things, made urban public space visible: it was not until the lockdown took it away from us that we realized how much it meant to us. This is a chance for architecture, relentlessly relegated to the sidelines since the 1950s precisely because it has betrayed its mission to shape public space. Simultaneously, a virtual public space mastered by information and communication technologies offers a virtual or augmented reality environment for practical use. The fundamentally spatial and communicative nature of architecture meets with a historic opportunity to change the paradigm of the process of its origin in this environment: in a virtual reality environment perhaps finally, instead of creating images of architecture, architects will be able to create architecture directly - to create virtual twins of future architectures respectively. In this situation of renewed awareness of the values of physical public space, a circle is closing: virtual public space, which began to split off from urban public space six thousand years ago, is ready to provide an environment in which architectural ideas will develop in unprecedented ways - immediately, easily, with higher productivity and higher quality of its materialized form - part of the built environment.


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