If you’ve been in London recently you may have heard talk of OTHERWORLD, a unique virtual reality arcade located within a converted railway arch. The multi-sensory immersive concept from The Dream Corporation was designed by leading London-based architectural firm Red Deer and hosts 14 virtual reality rooms as well as a craft beer and cocktail bar and pan-pacific inspired poké kitchen.
Lead architect, Lucas Che Tizard, took on the breakdown of perception and transition into a virtual world through the use of light, because vision is one of the easiest senses to alter. VoodooVisionlent a hand in achieving this.
Che Tizard adds, “At Otherworld, the physical design was intentionally pared back and made as minimal as possible to allow the light to form the main element of the interior. By using fading colours to breakdown corners, angles, and forms, and direct lighting to accentuate them, one’s awareness of the space is toyed with. In some instances this is very subtle, like the fades on the arched ceiling and severe like the exposed neon strips on the bar front.” Full article here