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Infocastle

Designed by

Basem El Koury

Title:

Infocastle

Category:

Digital Art and Graphic Design Category

Location:

Austria, Graz

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Basem El Koury

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Basem El Koury
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The book is a master thesis about the project of a VR 3D simulation of the castle "Oberkapfenberg" (Austria), in its original state during the Renaissance. The thesis is covering the importance of digital preservation of cultural and natural heritages with the usage of Virtual Reality (VR). Therefore, the thesis was bound in a style that reminds the reader of the look of an old book, with the elements of minimalism and simplicity in the design.

The thesis binding (20x20 cm) is made from the wood of a tree, that originated from the forest where the castle was built. (The tree was not specially cut for the book). A slipcase was built with the same wood and an engraving of the logo and background, that represents the immersion in VR. To make the front cover fitting to the concept of the project, a hologram of the 3D castle was made. By the slightest rotation of the hologram, the reader will see the castle from each perspective. The appearance should be a link between the historical aspect of the castle (wood) and to the technology of VR (hologram). There are only ten copies of that book.

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