With the development and digitalization of architecture and design, tools, such as 360 virtual reality technology, are proving to be extremely useful. This approach could be used to feel and better understand space, free movement around, eventual obstacles, and overall fluidity of transition. Virtual Reality in architecture becomes a research tool of paramount importance to be able to analyze and investigate effects before the actual construction phase. It allows for experimenting in the environment and conditions of the building. This approach helps to not only understand the mechanisms but, as well, to improve the interfaces designed.
Virtual Reality is a significant leap forward in the ways data is being analyzed and, most of all, in the presentation of the buildings’ design. 3D design and improved digital visualization help envision better the expected end result, while virtual reality takes this one step further and allows free movement and exploration of the space.
Some major benefits of virtual reality in architecture:
- Improve the quality of buildings
- Improve architectural process
- Improve the client outcomes
- Create better environment