Virtual Reality Changing the Face of Architectural Design
Architecture and design are crucial elements in the property industry. Laurence Grigorov, who is director of Laurence Martin Developments, a company that developments luxury residential homes and apartments, believes that the ability to improve the understanding and conceptualisation of architectural plans and space planning for potential clients is vital in giving them a final product that is to their expectations.
Laurence Grigorov is following the development of Virtual Reality as an architectural tool very closely as he feels that this will assist his company to provide a better service to his clients and improve the overall experience of buying or building homes.
Designing a new home is always difficult because no matter how many intricate plans you see before-hand you can never be certain how the finished design will look especially if clients font have the ability or experience on how to read such plans and drawings.
But what if it doesn’t have to be like that? Certain architectural firms don’t think it has to be and that’s why they are one of a handful of firms to use Virtual Reality (VR) technology in their projects.
Using the latest and greatest VR gadgets, including VR headsets, drones and bespoke software, these firms are able to create an accurate simulation of what their client’s house will look like when it is finished.
The technology puts you in the middle of your design enabling homeowners to see any flaws in their plan or elements that they might want to see more of. Virtual Reality works for new projects and renovations, as clients will be able to see every finish, every wall, and every window of their project. .
Using VR technology is a win-win, architects are able to show their clients exactly how they are changing the property and homeowners can see with their own eyes how the finished project will look, providing more control over the whole design process.
Although still not available in the mainstream at the moment, Laurence Grigorov believes this technology will become standard practice in the next few years.