Amazing things that happened after Architecture met Virtual Reality

VR Technology in the building design industry can leverage an Architecture firm among its competitors by giving their clients a one of a kind experience. | Shutterstock Photo from Studiostoks

Virtual reality in the architecture and design industry is the still the center of attention in the in building and construction industry right now. The union of the two art forms sparked not just better business solutions but a movement towards total innovation in the industry.

Together, modern architecture and virtual reality will become a fine technological advancement for a firm who wants to take the lead in the market. These are the amazing things VR technology did to Architecture:

Clients can experience their dream homes and space even before it’s built

In the process, the clients are asked to wear goggles which immerses them to a computer simulated environment. What the client sees are 3D renderings of their steel building design, or whatever building it is they are looking to create, captured in real-time, which means the computer processes and presents a new rendering of the scene 60 to 120 times per second. The device tracks the their movement in real life and repeats it in virtual reality, so they get to move freely in the space! They can open doors, look at the ceiling, and the floors.

Some firms develop their special software for their company. For example, Melbourne architects from Superdraft Pty. Ltd. are using their own Virtual Reality app called VIZ360 where clients can get a 3D walkthrough of their dream house or project they intend to start with Superdraft. It’s similar to a game where a player can change several elements of the design to suit their taste.

Architects easily collaborate with clients like never before

Virtual reality became the medium of the client and the architect in understanding the elements of a place or space before building it. It is now easier for the client to understand the services and for the architect to understand the client’s expectations.

This is a huge leap from presenting a 2D/3D computer graphic to the clients and just randomly describing the look and experience of having it. With VR technology, the clients automatically engage themselves in the design process and can express their thoughts with a little less worry on the knowledge of architecture and jargon.

Firms are most likely to convince their clients to buy their design

We are in an era where we want to be assured of where will our money go. Once the client sees a close to real life image of what they want, they’re going to look forward to it. The excitement caused by the VR technology will transcend to them buying the design and proceeding to construction.

The challenge now lies in the construction stage. We don’t want our firm to appear deceiving to our clients so do your best to construct it as beautiful or more breathtaking than planned.

The building design industry has surpassed the test of time by continuously evolving. Our greatest architects only drew their creations on paper, but they were able to create the greatest attractions we know on the planet today. Modernization came and we started drawing with computers, opening up more opportunities to build compelling and gravity defying structures.

With the fusion of architecture and virtual reality, we are opening doors to revolutionizing the construction industry. Future architects will be a step closer to understanding dimensions and ergonomic spaces. They’ll imagine things with accurate scale, proportion, and form. The door and path towards architecture reborn is open and welcoming everyone who wants to be there when it’s done.

imageAuthor’s Bio:

Charlene Ara Gonzales does content marketing for Superdraft Pty. Ltd., an award winning Australian architecture firm. Check-out their team’s top notch creations on Houzz, Pinterest, and Facebook. Connect with her through LinkedIn.

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