Gunita Kuļikovska

Gunita Kuļikovska

Founder

Vividly

Riga

Gunita Kuļikovska is strategic designer with a background in architecture and urbanism. She is one of Forbes’ “30 under 30” young talents and a TEDxRiga 2016 speaker.

Together with her team, Gunita Kuļikovska is developing VIVIDLY; an innovative VR software and one of the first solutions in the world to be able to harness the power of virtual technology and offer a stepping stone for progress in the architecture, urban planning and construction industry. VIVIDLY will also be a finalist in the Creative Business Cup, due to take place in Copenhagen in November.

For the third Tallinn Architecture Biennale in 2015, Gunita initiated the project and exhibition World without Architect? with a team of young architects and tech professionals. In the exhibition, visitors could virtually build a simple house, place it in a neighborhood, customize the properties of the building and finally print their designs from a 3D printer.

Strongly believing in the revolutionary power of VR technologies for the AEC industry, Gunita founded Go VR Studio, a company developing professional applications of virtual reality in architecture and engineering to help in decision-making, cost saving measures and creating spectacular architectural experiences. And, just as an example what the app is capable of, you can check out the Great Amber Concert Hall in Liepaja, Latvia, available in VR since today!

VIVIDLY is based on the know-how of the archi-tech (architecture&technology) lab Go VR Studio, which experiments with new technology applications in the architecture & construction industry.

Articles featuring Gunita Kuļikovska

4 Tips to Get Started with Virtual Reality in Architecture

You are walking through an elegant house, admiring the large living-room windows, the paintings on the wall, and the spacious kitchen. Pendant lights cast a soft glow, the terrazzo flooring gleams beneath your feet, the furnishings feel inviting. Then you take off the virtual-reality goggles and resume your meeting. by Kim O’Connell This scenario is becoming […]

7 Inspiring Female Archipreneurs Show How It’s Done

Is archipreneurship a perfect alternative to trying to break the glass ceiling? These 7 female archipreneurs are proving that innovation, great business, and passion all trump gender bias. The AEC industry suffers from a disproportionate number of male over female professionals. A large number of female architects leave the profession early on in their careers, […]

How Virtual Space Will Revolutionize Architecture – with Gunita Kuļikovska

“Archipreneur Insights” is an interview series with experts and entrepreneurs in the field of architecture, building and development, highlighting the creative and unusual operations of their businesses and projects. Considering we’re very deep within the age of technology, we also look at how these community leaders have used alternative methods to achieve their career and […]

Quotes from Gunita Kuļikovska

  • "I believe VR is more than technology – it is a new medium. It will transform every industry, just as the Internet did."
  • "Architects have so much potential to be innovators. 3D applications, multiple layers of information and human-centric designs – it brings with it a purely personal feel and one that creates a solid ground on which to build."
  • "And one last thing – your business venture develops together with your personality – the stronger you get, the better gets your business. Focus, discipline, and determination."
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