The Final Frontier: Metaverse & Architecture 


At Studio Emergence, we’re driven by context and culture – How are people living? How are we engaging with one another? How will our patterns of living change? 

Perhaps one of the most visible changes that we are living through is the rise of the Metaverse. Riddle for some, lifestyle for others – the concept of Metaverse has captured both enthusiasts and detractors alike. What is it, simply put? A virtual world that offers its users a chance to live in a different realm, connect to one another outside of the boundaries of location, gender, and looks, and have a chance to create their utopia, the Metaverse offers a multitude of environments that can harness one’s potential. 

Being a tech-forward firm, our unanimous perspective towards the Metaverse has been positive. Yet, we are often asked – how can something so inherently tangible like Architecture exist in something so fantastically intangible like the Metaverse? 

So that’s where the power of imagination kicks in. 

Imagine a space where the traditional parameters of Architecture are accomplices, not hindrances – just as space, material, time, and vision. Imagine a space where one can create the visual language of the future, without the constraints that one faces in the real world. Imagine the possibilities of being that a parametric approach can bring to life. 

Apart from newness, the Metaverse can also help in Architectural Conservation where several monuments of the past which are beyond repair can be brought to life. Imagine walking through the library of Nalanda, India or the architectural marvels of the Indus Valley Civilization? That makes us think – why must the past be ignored whenever we think of futuristic design? 

For instance, Studio Emergence, with the use of skill and software, can build a brand experience that allows the consumer to interact with the product directly, look at it from all angles, and also see it through a different avatar. We can also create holistic environments that can help a brand tell its story better, build digital assets such as cities, buildings, monuments, homes – from macro to micro and everything in between. Since we have already created experiences of our spaces made using advanced construction techniques and 3D softwares, this could be an extension of that very same brand language and aesthetics. Now, how’s that for an immersive reality?

For us, the future of design is adaptive and optimized. With the help of tech-based Parametricism, a future-forward vision, and a desire to constantly push the envelope, we’re very confident of bringing this to the Indian context. We’re constantly looking for projects such as these that can help bring the future of design a little bit closer to reality.  

Are you intrigued? Let’s talk. 

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