Virtual reality (VR) is the computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using special electronic equipment, such as a helmet with a screen inside. We have been employing the use of VR in construction and design for a number of years and its benefits cannot be understated. For further information on how we use VR as part of our workflow, please see the “How We Work” page in the About section of the website.

 

 

"the virtual reality really helped us understand every space"

 

Private Client, Richmond House

 

 

As mentioned VR has to be experienced using specialist equipment. However if you wish to experience some of our spaces in VR we can send glasses to you that  covert your smart phone into a VR viewer.

VR in use on Richmond House using a head set, sensors and hand controls.

Below are not examples of VR, these are 360 degree walk-throughs, which is another offering we provide our clients. These walk-throughs are a close approximation of a VR experience, however they are not as immersive as you are not actually in the spaces. These walk-throughs have the benefit of not requiring any specialist equipment, so our clients are able to access these walk-throughs at their leisure and serve as a reminder of the project throughout the process.

 

We are unique in using VR at every step of the design and construction process. The examples below are snapshots of external walk-throughs at some of these stages.

 

The first is an internal example around the first floor of a building. The second is an external example walking through the grounds of a country house.

 

The final example shows the second project in the very early stages, where we were establishing the general principles of the design. These early models form the centre piece of our client meetings, providing a good springboard for discussion.

 

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