Molecule⬡ is a concept for a modular art pavilion designed by Thisispaper Studio and created in collaboration with DIG that could be used in the metaverse to provide a new symbiotic relationship between settlings, digital art and, the avatar body.
The project was born out of exploration and research by Thisispaper Studio in 2021 for the modular and randomly generated 3D space for digital art and NFT exposition that could be easily multiplied and structured. Just like architecture in the Japanese Metabolism movement each Molecule⬡ could represent the idea of the simple "cell" that can grow and transform in living organisms.
Each Molecule⬡ consists of three main parts. The inside 'core', where designers focused on creating a suitable space for "storing" the digital avatars. The second part - the outer structure named 'shell' is actually not only giving the Molecule⬡ the original form but also shaping the inside exhibition space. The third element is 'pods' — carefully-designed, interchangeable and ready-to-use interior elements that users could easily place, move or exchange to change the function and personalize your space.
This is the latest project in an ongoing collaboration between Thisispaper Studio and DIG and hopes to draw attention to the phenomenon of digital 3D space creation. The rising demand fur such a space in the upcoming future is emerging, bringing new challenges for traditional architects and designers as well as art creators and curators. The project is hoping to open the debate about the new possibilities of digital architecture in web3.
Today's metaverse will strive to improve the quality of the image and that being in it will become less and less visually different from the real world. This boundary between experience in the traditional world and the world of digital lands will eventually be blurred.
Molecule⬡ is a 3D model that can be applied to any metaverse worlds. The 360° video features a selection of digital art by IX Shells, FVCKRENDER, Jason Ebeyer, Lirona, Pak, Jimmy Edgar, Aeforia, Jonathan Puc, and Billelis.