Virtual Reality & Architecture, A Perfect Symbiosis

Virtual reality technology evolves daily, and its possible applications keep growing in potential. This growth extends the fields where virtual reality can contribute with a new perspective, making them richer in a way that until recently we could barely imagine.

Let’s check out how virtual reality is being used in the field of architecture and interior design, getting huge benefits from the technology.

PERKS OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF VIRTUAL REALITY IN ARCHITECTURE

Imagine being able to see new surroundings, structures and construction sites, inside and out, with our virtual reality headset, before the first stone has actually been laid; it’s something new and we’re barely starting to see all we could achieve with it.

Architects have found in VR an excellent tool to showcase their creations. Beyond simple images, the use of virtual reality devices such as the Oculus Rift, allows to sit right in front of the virtual environments as if we were actually there. Virtual reality is starting to change user experiences, making them richer so the client gets immersed as never before.

MORE INVOLVEMENT OF THE CLIENT IN THE DESIGN PROCESS

When the client sees the building they will see the details and can propose changes in the go. This would make much easier to design a project where both parties collaborate and are in tune, virtual reality in architecture will contribute to make the process seamless and it will be easier to find solutions that work for everyone for issues that could arise

These applications will work for the external structures of the buildings as well as the interior design, giving harmony to the elements of the construction, and giving assurance that the resulting building is going to end up as planned. These advances will impact all the process of the construction, helping in a very handy way in the showcasing of projects.

A person can walk around the house they wish to buy, decorate or build, each one of its rooms to decide what they like and how they feel in the virtual space they are seeing.

INCREASING SALES AND REDUCING EXPENSES WITH VIRTUAL REALITY

Virtual reality in architecture, interior design, etc. will also be a marketing tool for the sector as a way to reduce expenses in projects, because if you can visualize the final results you probably won’t need to make as many corrections. Let’s consider for example the field of interior design, where people often need to make corrections because the result doesn’t fulfill the expectations of the designer or client.

Virtual reality and architecture are two concepts that together offer a better performance and will save money

When this technology achieves a standard it will be present everwhere and people all around the world be familiar with it, making in part of our daily lives. Information such as project videos could be sent, downloaded and played with ease, so it’s going to be always present.

VIRTUAL REALITY AND ARCHITECTURE: A LONG WAY TO GO

It has broad applications in the sector:

  1. Explore buildings that are already built or are still projects.
  2. Show architectural projects to build, sell or rent.
  3. Virtual tours in virtual buildings, landscapes, museums…
  4. Visualization of landscaping projects.
  5. Visualization of interior design projects according to the client’s needs.

Virtual reality in architecture and interior design promises a real revolution in the these sectors operate. With more research and advances in the field, we’ll soon be asking ourselves how we could live, shop or create before this technology emerged.

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