How VR is Being Used in Architecture

How VR is Being Used in Architecture

VR has been wiggling its way into many different industries over the past couple of years, with company’s even investing in their own VR ventures. In design, however, things are looking up as the world of VR changes every day – changing the way that architecture works forever.

Architects Widnes are familiar with how effective VR can be within architecture, from design concepts to project collaboration. With all this in mind, how does VR really affect architecture, and what are the benefits?

The Design Process

One benefit of VR is that it can be rendered at different levels of detail, so an architect in the early design process can really see what it is they’re creating, giving them an immersive experience. It’s also good to see what’s what in terms of spatial awareness and massing.

Architects are integrating VR hardware more and more every day, including software such as HTC Vive and Oculus to view their projects in a more interactive and immersive way. This spatial understanding can be a benefit to those selling ideas and concepts to clients and make them feel more confident in their designs – reducing the time spent in meetings and revisions.

Cheaper to Implement

Introducing VR technology into architecture is actually cheaper than you might have thought. In order to provide presentations and walkthroughs, using the more expensive hardware such as the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift is the better option, setting you back £600-£800 per device.

In terms of gaining work and clients from the use of VR, if even one client has been gained then you could consider it money well spent. Architects Widnes knows how hard it is to gain potential clients, especially when starting up your business or brand, and suggests that using VR headsets could help you achieve your goals.

Places You Ahead of the Competition

When pitching for work, using an immersive and collaborative experience to showcase your work is going to boost the likelihood of you winning that clients trust and business. This is because it makes it easier for the client to visualise the finished design.

Staying ahead of the industry and implementing new technologies to offer your clients will really boost your opportunities and will impress anyone that see’s your technological advances.

Easier to Visualise Your Designs

Using VR technology, as we mentioned before, is perfect for showing your clients your work and help them really visualise your concepts. Instead of just showing them designs and pictures, you’ll be able to immerse them into your reality of the project.

This kind of technological advance is what will boost your business, with the ability to show your clients what your ideas are and show them the truth of your designs.

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