Lauren Nassef

Reality Bytes: Firms are calling VR a design process game-changer.

But what does that mean? By Katherine Flynn for AIA Architect According to the American Institute of Architects’ 2018 firm survey, “The Business of Architecture,” virtual reality (VR) technology is currently utilized by about 67 percent of large firms. Roughly a quarter of...
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Sixty-Six Percent of Firm Leaders Report that Virtual and Augmented Reality Will Be One of the Biggest Trends Impacting the Industry Over the Next Five to 10 Years

According to AIA’s 2018 Firm Survey Report, 16 percent of architecture firms already use VR in their practice. By Michele Russo for AIA Architect While over a quarter of architecture firm leaders report that there has already been a significant impact of virtual and...
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Imverse's LiveMaker facilitates the real-time manipulation of 3-D environments created by the import of standard 360 degree imagery (Courtesy Imverse)

New virtual reality program could transform historic preservation

Switzerland-based 3-D-graphics software company Imverse released a beta version of LiveMaker, which translates 2-D images into 3-D buildings. By Matthew Marani In October 2018, Switzerland-based 3-D-graphics software company Imverse released a public beta version of its LiveMaker...
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Virtual Reality as the Future of Collaborative Design

Tech company Nvidia has partnered with architecture firms to create a VR experience for multiple users to virtually edit and annotate designs. By Katharine Keane Three years ago, Santa Clara, Calif.–based technology company Nvidia began experimenting with virtual reality systems...
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Will Virtual Reality Change the Design World? | Architectural Digest

The tech crowd’s current obsession could have a massive impact on the design industry—if it can evolve from novelty to innovation   Text by Michael Slenske While hundreds of tech firms are broadening their virtual (and augmented) reality footprints—think Google’s...
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Facebook launches its first ever stand-alone virtual reality headset

Alice MorbyFacebook has unveiled its new Oculus Go virtual-reality headset, which functions without being plugged into a computer or paired with a phone. Unveiled earlier this week, the headset is the first major hardware launch from Oculus since the company was bought by...
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360° Renders: An Introductory Guide for Architects | ArchDaily

by Equipo Editorial; Translated by Pola Mora     Undoubtedly, Virtual Reality has come to stay while offering very high contributions to Architecture and Design. The possibilities offered by allowing architects, collaborators, and customers to experiment within a virtual...
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Samsung's Gear VR goggles. Photo: Courtesy of Samsung

The Most Exciting Uses of Virtual Reality Right Now | Architectural Digest

The new technology is making waves in the architecture, art, and design worlds PETER MURRAY Virtual reality platforms may not be ubiquitous quite yet, but the technology is already revolutionizing how designers, architects, and artists work, and how the rest of us experience...
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Flux Labs A new viewer from Flux Labs lets project teams see designed environments in virtual reality.

This Week in Tech: A New Virtual Reality Tool for Architects

Plus, the architecture of Pokémon Go, sludge in cement, office lighting and productivity, and more of this week’s coolest design-tech news from around the Internet. By Hallie Busta A new virtual reality tool from Flux Labs—a new division of Flux, which is an output of the...
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Virtual reality offers architects a whole new way of designing

New virtual reality tools will allow architects and designers to create buildings and products intuitively in 3D space around them, according to the director of visualisation studio VRtisan (+ movie). The technology, which couples VR software created for game designers with...
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