V-Tower on London Design Festival 2023 : Metaverse Architecture and Game
Architecture's Response to Nature Colonization
We recognize that nature is colonizing and changes are inextricably linked to social, political, and economic forces due to the fact that the climate is altering concurrently with the colonization of the planet by nature. This change has been going on for a long time since the advent of industrial modernity which was formed because of the capitalist economic system, the right to freedom they have in managing their capital assets and the natural resources they own, on the other hand, has brought about various environmental crises. In actuality, the devastation of our environment by deforestation, anthropogenic pollution, and forest fires has driven us into catastrophic circumstances, with the threat of extreme temperature rises, massive flooding and declining agricultural yields looming ever larger over humankind. Now, the primary concern is what we can do to deal with the situation.
V-Tower was designed by Budi Pradono Architects to demonstrate how architecture can adapt to environmental change. The V Tower, situated in the midst of the Thames River and the city of London, is a site where nature is being decolonized. It provides an ecosystem in which humans and nature coexist harmoniously. Through parametric green façade as secondary skin, the structure was designed to allow nature to thrive and react to the climatic conditions. The negative space between the letter 'V' provides abundant light to penetrate the tower and transparency to the city. Combined with the green space terrace and bridge that connected the tower bulk, the tower became the epicenter of cooling the dense city of London.
V-Tower Game provides a new way to experience architectural spaces beyond space and time through a collaboration with Festivo, an Indonesian VR company. This hybrid reality is part of a larger plan to create a visual and human-perspective-based experiential zone.
A user's comprehensive gaming experience will be rich in exploration, imagination, and innovation, and will enhance their overall experience. In the V-Tower Game, there is no limit to how far users can investigate; the game's architecture merely guides players through the space. Here, the distinction between the real, the potentially real, and the 'imaginary' begins to dissolve. The outcome is immersive, interactive, and captivating.
Architect BUDI PRADONO Architect Firm BUDI PRADONO ARCHITECTS Design Development Stage BUDI PRADONO, HAFIDZAH MAHESWARI, RENDY FITRANANDA, AGRAPRANA Image Rendering DXD VISUAL Film Director&Animation BAGUS PRADONO Animation Support Team HAFIDZAH MAHESWARI,ALDI FANSYURI, DISSYA ARLEINI Game Developer Company FESTIVO Writer&Creative Director FITRAH HARDIGALUH Junior Art Director&UI Designer CHELSEA 3D Artist&Animator SAMUEL CHRISTIAN Technical Manager MUHAMMAD ARI KURNIAWAN Game Developer JONATHAN FRANZELI
Budi Pradono Won a 3rd Place in a National Competition: Vice Presidential Palace of Indonesia
Dwi Arya Wibawa is a symbol of authority and influence of the vice president that governs Indonesia with his breakthrough regulations and actions. The palace of this second in command of Indonesia’s executive government that leads the country in all honesty and loyalty is designed to be a landmark that allows its people to come and see how a presidential office works. The purpose of this design is to cut the distance between government and the people and become a celebration of democracy that has been stated in Pancasila without degrading the security and prestige of a presidential office.
Budi Pradono NFT
Budi Pradono Architects is determined to locate you to Mars !
In response to challenges faced by environmental change and modern lifestyles, our NFT Launch focuses on the future of visionary cities, public buildings, cultural buildings and private housings.
A post-pandemic project that proposes a new way of living; launched during NYC X DESIGN in 2021 and now as a collection of NFTs:
A middle-class Musk House villa in Mars
An underwater living in Cloudy House
And Stellar House and V House located in a wild nature setting.
Our launch kicks off with the Musk House on 22.02.2022 and will go on until we reach an end goal of 2022 NFTs.
This is the start of a platform for artists to share, create and be connected within an ecosystem - the start of a visionary metaverse city to socialize in our virtual experience in an immersive way on the blockchain.
budi pradono architects / ESCAPE 0.2 : post pandemic a new way of living space
budipradono architects is a research-based architecture & urbanism studio focusing on contemporary lifestyle, hospitality and urban design. with in-depth research as the basis of each of our design, we always respond to any changes that occur in nature and life into our architecture.
ESCAPE 0.2 by budi pradono
Our research is about understanding the post pandemic living space which has impacted the change of human in relationship with nature. As our digital society living on new digital life, we found the new possibility to create a new digital house. A new way of living that has a big impact on spaces as a response of human daily activities, the sensitivity of the human body to the quality of the nature, air circulation, space, & lighting.
“The pandemic has brought home the way in which our living environments can be disrupted,”
In this 2021 NYCxDESIGN we developed four houses as translation of this new way of living in our post-pandemic digital society
The Musk House
budipradono architects is a research based architectural studio focusing on contemporary lifestyle, hospitality and urban design.