VR Applications: How to apply Virtual Reality in architecture

Digital technologies have transformed the way of producing and working in many sectors. And among these technologies, the Virtual reality and the Augmented reality They have notably improved the way of visualizing and validating the tasks carried out, even increasing the productivity of companies. In the architecture sector, Virtual Reality stands outtechnology that allows improving the designs previously made in 3D and visualizing in a much more exact way the final result of a house, building or structure to be built.

How is Virtual Reality used in architecture?

In recent years, Virtual Reality in Architecture has evolved to become a very valuable tool that benefits all areas of any project. From the planning stages, to project closure and beyond.

The technologies used in Virtual Reality, such as Building Information Model (BIM) software, allow you to understand each process much better, which in turn helps you to offer a better design and, more importantly, to improve communication and collaboration with your clients.

So the Virtual reality in architecture It is used before starting a project, studying and calculating the elements that will later be part of our design. You can also use it during the design of the same project, validating measurements and reducing possible errors. And above all, once the design is finished, Virtual Reality is a great support to show the architectural project to clients, collaborators or even builders of the work.

Benefits of applying Virtual Reality in architecture

Apart from boosting and favoring productivity, Virtual Reality applied in architecture offers other great benefits:

  1. Personalization of the individual experience
    With these solutions you will be able to involve your clients in an absolutely immersive environment. In this way, they will visit their future home, modify finishes, combine colors, etc. That is, they will feel part of the project.
  2. Simulation of real world scenarios
    With this technology you will be able to explore and improve the initial design generating a real experience. For example, imagine that you are building a public building: with this resource you will be able to simulate the possible evacuation routes in case of an emergency, to choose the most appropriate option. Likewise, the Virtual reality can help you better understand the effects of glare, light distribution, and artificial light compensation to help save energy.
  3. construction training
    During the construction phase, the Virtual reality can provide a training ground for new construction workers. In accordance with this, Virtual Reality applications act as a proactive approach that translates into efficiency, and, above all, into safety.
  4. Saving
    Although it is true that Virtual Reality technology requires a prior investment, we are convinced that the ROI (return on investment) that it will provide will more than compensate it. Take for example the visit of the real estate. You will be able to teach any project from the office without having to travel, or even online.
  5. Competitive advantage
    They say that whoever does not risk does not win. In this sense, being one of the first in the market can reward you in terms of brand recognition. Remember that we are talking about very new technologies in the architectural field, but its condition as a disruptive technology is undeniable. Therefore, it may be the right time to take the big step towards Virtual reality in your company.
Other applications of Virtual and Augmented Reality in the world of work

As companies consider new applications, developers improve tools to try to help them. But one thing is clear to us: the use of both solutions can be extended to almost any sector:

If your company is currently using 3D models and other methods to present architectural projects to clients, it’s time for you to jump on the Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality bandwagon. If you don’t know where to start, at INVELON Technologies we are ready to help you.