Event description

This VR Guided tour with Kuth Ranieri Architects is a unique experience that brings the studio to you in an interactive and engaging way by creating a virtual reality of multiple Kuth Ranieri’s design pavilions. Kuth Ranieri’s team will meet you inside the VR Studio where they will guide you through the experience virtually.

About Clover Pavilion
In the fall of 2017, one of our clients lost their house to the Santa Rosa wildfires. Not long after, they asked us to drive up from San Francisco and talk about designing a new house on the same site. The landscape was eerie, all ashes and chimneys and bent, burnt, broken things. As we began the process of redesign, it occurred to us that in the wake of a terrible fire like this, those planning to rebuild had nowhere to meet with an architect or contractor in the vicinity. That got us to thinking about a way to create a prototype temporary shelter that could be easily erected and provide a place to talk, go over drawings, perhaps even charge a phone or a laptop. Neighbors could use them for community gatherings. More than anything, such a structure would serve as a sign of new life or growth for a devastated area. We like to keep pushing the boundaries, experimenting with new ideas, keeping sharp by giving ourselves these kinds of design challenges. And at the same time, as climate change continues to rewrite the rules, designers need to keep innovating to prepare for the future. Architecture has an essential role to play in giving fire-prone communities the resilience they need to adapt.

About Kuth Ranieri
Kuth Ranieri Architects is a research-based design firm with offices in San Francisco and the Boston area. Co-founded by Byron Kuth,
FAIA and Elizabeth Ranieri, FAIA, their team of architects and cross-disciplinary designers has earned a national reputation for innovative works of architecture that integrate environmental awareness with contemporary issues of design, technology, and craft.
The firm’s portfolio includes a diversity of projects types with commissions that vary in scale from public park pavilions to the 1.1 million-square foot new Harvey Milk Terminal 1 at San Francisco International Airport (in joint venture with Gensler). Additional projects include: The Randall Museum (in joint venture with Pfau Long) and Balboa Pool (in joint venture with ELS) both for San Francisco’s Recreation and Parks; The Golden State Warriors Chase Arena Lobbies and the design of the block’s North West Corner and Esplanade (in association with Gensler), and the recently awarded new Harbormaster Building for the town of Eastham, Massachusetts. Their monograph, Kuth Ranieri Architects, was published by Princeton Architectural Press and the firm’s work has been consistently recognized with awards, publications, and displayed throughout the country. Additionally, Kuth and Ranieri co-founded DGDA, the Deep Green Design Alliance (www.dgda.com), a cross-disciplinary collaborative focused on elevating design solutions for environmental challenges that shape our global future.

About ReVision created by Reification.io
ReVision, is a multi-user immersive design visualization system for designers to produce a compelling visual representation of their designs that can be experienced by multiple users in person or remotely, using a Desktop or a Virtual Reality headset.

Reifciation.io will be showcasing VR experiences created by the Bay Area community including Nonfiction, Kuth Ranieri, One Hat One Hand and Studio12.


Attend by registering for your All-Access Pass