The further we delve into the 21st century, the more technology influences the design process. Most recently, following the introduction of 3D BIM modeling, virtual reality and augmented reality have solidified their role in interior design.
The terms virtual and augmented reality capture a variety of technologies. Some virtual reality includes an all-encompassing headset, while virtual walk-throughs are viewed on any computer screen. Even furniture apps that allow you to “visualize in room” count as VR.
While experiencing design development in virtual reality can be fun, it has truly become an effective tool in communication between designers and clients. Architects and Interior Designers are familiar with the language of technical drawings, such as floor plans, elevations, and section details. Clients are less likely to be familiar with documents in this format, and thus comes a source of confusion and change orders. Change orders not only cost the client money, but also delay the schedule. By creating a virtual walk-through, renderings, or 3D views, the client can see the designer’s vision.
Virtual walk-throughs are not a quick or easy process. However, the work put into the front end of design, evens out with the ease through construction documentation and observation.
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