Virtual Reality has been here for decades, but is finally getting hot now - and above all, alongside his "cousin" - the Augmented Reality are the next big thing. It was long considered to be assigned to the realms of science fiction, but today VR is close to becoming something special, something of an everyday reality.
VR is changing gaming, music and even the medical field, yet have you considered how VR could change the way the world creates functional spaces?
So what is VR’s real potential in architecture, and how can firms implement VR into their practices?
“The incredible thing about the technology is that you feel like you’re actually present in another place with other people. People who try it say it’s different from anything they’ve ever experienced in their lives.” — Mark Zuckerberg
VR technology has so much potential for architects and designers. From initial design mock-ups, to project collaboration, through to the finishing touches that make a building design go from good to great, virtual reality possesses the capability to really sell an idea better than any other medium.
In fact, VR have the power to change the way architects design and communicate buildings before they are built. The wearer is instantly immersed in a true three dimensional environment that gives an incredible sense of scale, depth and spatial awareness that simply cannot be matched by traditional renders, animations or physical-scale models.
Virtual reality (VR) is one of the hot topics in architecture and this for good reason. There are a growing number of VR companies out there that are specialising in the architecture industry. In Black Dune Studio, we carry the vision that one day every architectural project can be experienced in virtual reality.
We take your design file in 2D or 3D format and then ask what level of detail you require – details such as furnishings and natural light can be added. You then choose your headset and you’re all set to view your design in virtual reality.