"Paint your village and paint the world".
Tolstoy's phrase has inspired the first graduate of the second class of architects of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT).
Antonio Jesus Martinez Espinosa has designed in its Final Grade (TFG) air pollution control center in your municipality, Sewer, with the aim of tackling and raising awareness of a global problem of special impact in their locality.
To publicize your project 'Punto clean air Sewer' student of the School of Architecture and Building UPCT has gone beyond the plans and models and 3D renderings modern classics.
It has developed a virtual reality application to freely explore the different areas of your building, without an affordable display devices cardboard and any smartphone.
The technology is exportable to any architectural design and service will be the star of the professional study that the recent graduate has already created.
The student proposes to locate the center of an empty site decontamination area Entrevías and use materials like ceramic brick to evoke "industrial image that was born but now the city is hurting," he explains.
Recovery and enhancement of past Sewer is an essential part of the project, which aims to conserve the smokestacks of the city with outer rings of structural reinforcement that would work at the same time as air scrubbers using photocatalytic materials such as titanium dioxide and planting vegetation inside.
"The effectiveness of this treatment system is demonstrated and dignifying chimneys could act as acupuncture needles in the city, generating affection and attachment to today dilapidated buildings, and encouraging residents to do their part with pots on their balconies "says student tutor, Patricia Reus.
"The building design includes research laboratories, spaces disclosure and device air purification installed in an inspired smokestacks tower," says the author of the TFG, highlighting the "excitement" of turning academic efforts to find solutions a problem he knew firsthand.
"I have devoted all my time and energy because the project is for my people, my neighbors."
Viewer low cost
The application for exploring virtual reality scenarios created by the newly qualified also by the architecture student Rocio Hernandez and hardware developer Jose Antonio Lopez is now available for Android operating system phones and soon for the Iphone.
The user has 3D vision and 360 degrees of spaces designed and has only fixate on the signals to move from room to room, floor to change or leave the building.
To enjoy these virtual tours only necessary to download the application on the mobile phone and insert it into the folding cardboard viewers Google Cardboard, which can be purchased for just a few euros.
The generation of immersive tours will be part of the service catalog company XYZE (xyzestudio.es) that these young entrepreneurs have launched along with two other partners.
As its flagship product, your office will be virtual because no limits are placed on finding customers, which will also offer video animations, recreations and typical work of a study of architecture.