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Visual and textual content re-purposing FOR(4) architecture, Design and video virtual reality games

Objective

V4Design will develop a platform that provides architects, video game creators and designers of any expertise with innovative tools necessary to enhance and simplify the creative phase of the designing process. The main idea behind V4Design is to reuse (i) visual: movies, documentaries paintings and images from other artwork and (ii) textual content: from textual documentations in films, critics, catalogues, museum guides, and re-purpose it in order in a way that will be useful for architecture and video game designers.
To this end, V4Design will develop a data collection and retrieval tool that will gather data from content providers and crawl on-line art libraries, in order to extract 3D and VR representations from objects, buildings and cityscape environments. Additionally, V4Design will introduce innovative design tools to architects, designers and video game creators that will leverage visual and textual ICT technologies: (i) extract a specific historic era’s artistic or aesthetic style, localize buildings and art-objects in visual data, (ii) generate personalized summaries of the retrieved commentaries, reviews, critics, etc. on the visual content, and (iii) enhance all the above with semantic knowledge, smart indexing and retrieval capability.
By this way, the creative phase of the design process will be greatly enhanced. Past aesthetic trends and SoA design knowledge would be easily reused, fully leveraging the skills, competencies and talent of designers and allowing them to explore and create new realms. A very rich source of inspiration will be also provided by textual summaries derived from the reflections on the analyzed artwork tuned to designers’ interests and profiles.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /humanities/arts/visual arts
  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/film

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 681 250

Participants (11)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 444 875
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 476 250
Address
Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MCNEEL EUROPE SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 305 000
Address
Calle Roger De Flor 32 Piso Lc 2
08018 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HERZOG & DE MEURON BASEL AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 314 600
Address
Rheinschanze 6
4056 Basel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 297 500
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WACHTMEISTER JESPER

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Langa Raden 5
178 93 Drottningholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARTFILMS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 155 000
Address
41 Chevening Rd
SE100LA London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHE WELLE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 352 125
Address
Kurt Schumacher Strasse 3
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
STICHTING EUROPEANA
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 297 500
Address
Prins Willem Alexanderhof 5
2595 BE Den Haag
Activity type
Other
NUROGAMES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 458 750
Address
Schaafenstrasse 25
50676 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SLRS MULTIMEDIA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 155 000
Address
Langa Raden 5
178 93 Drottningholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)