Virtual Reality: altering architectural mindsets for the future generation

Technology has become dominant in our lives, this has celled constant changes in our everyday use products. Virtual Reality is one of the examples of advanced technology tools used in the current pace of life. We can easily use this technology with the help of different sources.


Professional headgears fall expensive. Hence, applications on the smartphone are better as they are advanced enough to display graphics seamlessly having accelerometers supported by the smartphones built-in sensors which also enable the smooth running of the image while the movement of the Clients head.


Virtual Reality is an immersive technology that has many under its spell. This technology has revolutionized the VR Architecture Design industry by providing it a forum where designers can display their work. Unlike Augmented reality, it covers all nooks and corners that can be viewed by human eyes. It is also interactive so that you can get the best from this technology.


 A blueprint drawn on a piece of paper or designed on a PowerPoint is not as detailed as a VR illusion. It gives its users a chance to experience the entire environment created by the designer in 3D space. Hence Virtual Reality is a better medium for Architectural designers to display their work in detail.


Displaying requires sources that help project Virtual Reality. These sources take over the user’s vision and project the image desired to be displayed. The most common sources to view Virtual Reality are Google cardboard that allows you to place your smartphone in a cardboard box through which you can see the image. Another common source is Professional headgears are much costly which include Samsung pro-VR headgear.


Architects and designers can create a mock-up to present what they have in their minds for the client. A mock-up helps both parties; the Client and the Designer to avoid the risk to create the project costing a lot. After the model or the mockup is approved it is then executed to save up any risk of loss of cost in the creation of the actual image. Even if the mockup fails it gives the designer a chance to create another one. This provides an opportunity for the Designer to touch upon the details the client did not like.


Design Companies can get benefited by Virtual Reality as it enables the designer to get a clear understanding of what the customer needs, helps the designer to recreate the design with the feedback and test how safe is the designed for the client improving the aspects that are needed to create a better vision.


Following areas are examples of how VR can support Architectural Design Companies:



Best for Startups on low-cost budgets 


Startups can benefit the most from this technology. It helps lower costs since the cost for the entire production is not executed yet, only a mock-up is created. Another benefit is that VR is versatile to be displayed on multiple sources be it a headgear or an application. Small businesses can display it on smart applications to cut down on the cost of expensive headgears.


Has a competitive edge in the market 


VR is employed to create a state of the art experience for the Client. Architects who use Virtual Reality to support their design to get a better Client base. This is because of its state of the art technology used.  


Virtual Reality is a more advanced form of display of created design and it inclines the Client with a more convenient and better understanding. This attribute helps them to get to designers practicing VR over others.



Aesthetical features can be changed virtually faster


This helps them to create an accustomed design for the Client at ease. An early sketch is created with the complete brief. Features are incorporated such as selected room floors, kitchen layout, windows, etc. 


Look and feel of the design can help the Client to point out exactly what they need. However, it is not easy with outdated mediums such as PowerPoint blueprints to understand what the client exactly needs to get changed.


However, with the help of esthetical features, Virtual Reality Clients can point out specific features that need to get changed. This may be the color of the walls, changing flooring material, kitchen tiles, lighting effects and much more.



Straightforward feedback from the Client avoiding multiple revisions


Feedback is a crucial part of the process of the design test. If the customer is not satisfied he may ask you to go through another round to change get the image changed. 


With the help of a 3D experience, the Client gets a view of the entire design better than a blueprint or presentation on PowerPoint. This allows clients to give more clear feedback.







Virtual reality not only helps designers create their work but is also a fun way for the Client to interact with the virtual imagery of the product. This has increased the demand for Clients to prefer Design Companies that offer Virtual Reality.


Architectural Design Companies highly benefit from Virtual Reality. Companies in large numbers use Virtual Reality to cater to their clients. This had enabled designers to work cohesively with clients to create a design for them along with creating good relations.


With more advancements in the Technological Industry, Virtual Reality will not be restricted to business and entertainment. It will flourish its roots to be used in day today’s environment hence improving the quality of life better.  



Sarah Jay is an Australian content writer from Melbourne. Her amazing writing skills give a boost in her career and now she is a senior content manager. Also in her free time, she likes to design a logo for websites and businesses.