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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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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The future of healing is probably virtual, and it is happening right now

What if your internet search history could be uploaded and read by an internet psychic? Would you give over your past to find your present self? By Matt Shaw I was sitting in a hot tub wearing VR goggles and rubber gloves, making swimming strokes with my hands, when a professor...
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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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This Week in Tech: Elon Musk’s Boring Company To Build High-Speed Transportation System in Chicago

Plus, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation creates online virtual reality for Taliesin West, MIT develops new computer chip smaller than a dime, and more design-tech news from this week. By Ayda Ayoubi Elon Musk announced in a tweet last Thursday that his Boring Co. has been...
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This Week in Tech: virtual reality for drones and more

Plus, Is Apple Building Another U.S. Campus, a light-art exhibit at D.C.’s Artechouse, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane Engineers at MIT have developed a virtual reality system for drones to reduce crashes during training sessions. Called...
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Morpholio Launches Trace for the iPhone

The pro version of the app leverages the mobile device’s small size to transform it into a viable tool for construction administration and site visits. By Wanda Lau An architect arriving on a job site with a tablet in hand in lieu of a roll of drawings is not an uncommon...
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The Tech to Expect in Architecture in 2018

Nine digital design leaders reveal the developments they are anticipating as well as those they are spearheading. By Wanda Lau We are full speed ahead in 2018, and as part of our annual series surveying upcoming advances in architecture (see 2016’s “Tech to...
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Tools for Embracing Virtual and Augmented Reality in 2018

Explore available applications and software to introduce into your workflow this year. By Blaine Brownell The typical technology predictions disseminated this time of year often suffer from at least one of two problems: they are too vague to be meaningful or they are too...
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