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Business Skills - Virtual Reality: Understanding the Possibilities
Thu 1 December 2016, 18:00 – 20:30 GMT
Virtual Reality is now moving into the mainstream and architects are rapidy pioneering this technology and discovering its benefits. During this seminar London practice Ackroyd Lowrie and City Scape Digital will demonstrate the potential and feasibility of adopting VR technology, whatever the scale of your practice.
The seminar will demonstrate:
- Virtual Reality basics – what it is and what it can achieve.
- How VR can be used to share ideas and identify potential problems and issues during the design phase.
- How VR can be used to communicate projects to clients and other construction professionals.
- What processes are involved in turning designs into virtual reality.
- What costs are involved in bringing VR technology into your practice.
- What equipment is needed.
Cityscape Digital is a multi-disciplinary creative studio based in the heart of London’s Shoreditch. Since 2001 they have been setting the benchmark for CG production in the property industry.
Oliver Lowrie is a Director at Ackroyd Lowrie, an innovative practice based in East London. Prior to that Oliver was Project Architect at Architype, a practice that specialised in Sustainable Design. Ackroyd Lowrie was set up 2 years ago with the aim of changing the way that buildings are designed and procured in the UK. A+L believe that change can be delivered through improving how knowledge is managed throughout the design and construction process. This has led the company to experiment with 3D printing, CNC production, off-site volumetric construction, and Virtual Reality technology. They now use VR on over 50% of their projects, and will be increasing this over the next 12 months.