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Bringing architectural design into VR - NXT BLD London, June 2019

 

For decades architects have been using hand-drawn sketches, scale models and static 3D tools to create, study and communicate their designs. This process can be time consuming and early design decisions are often difficult to visualize, leading to costly misunderstandings between project stakeholders. Arkio is a collaborative VR/AR design tool that makes this process more effective for everyone. With Arkio, designers can quickly prototype and validate their designs with project stakeholders, wherever they are in the world. All that’s needed is a VR/AR headset or just a regular tablet. Arkio enables designers to sketch out buildings and entire urban plans while experiencing and adjusting their designs at human scale. During our talk we will share some of the challenges and insights gained from developing Arkio from the ground up for architectural design in VR/AR. We will furthermore give a live demonstration of how Arkio can be used to quickly sketch out various design options while working towards an overall program goal. We will show how easy it is for project stakeholders to participate, enabling everyone to be involved in finding the best possible design option in a more efficient way than possible before.


View the other NXT BLD 2019 presentations

Nassim Saoud, Trimble Consulting
Applications of Mixed Reality in design and construction

Moritz Luck, Enscape
From real-time to realism.

Sandeep Gupte, NVIDIA
Re-imagine cities of the future with next gen visualisation.

Florian Frank, Herzog & De Meuron
User Defined Software.

Richard Harpham, Katerra
Silicon and Sawdust – Deconstructing Construction.

Tal Friedman, Foldstruct
Between the folds - Towards a material revolution.

Melike Altınışık, Melike Altınışık Architects
Dialogue between architecture and robotic construction.

Alexander Le Bell, Tridify
The impact of automated web VR workflows and streamlined collaboration.

Marc Fornes, THEVERYMANY
Exploring forms through Computational Design to Digital Fabrication.

Simeon Balabanov, Chaos Group
Getting it real: AEC workflows real-time, real fast and ray traced.

Michael Perry, Boston Dynamics
What if human-like mobility could be added to automation on construction sites?

Mariana Popescu, Block Research Group
Bringing together advances in digital fabrication, computation, and structural design.

Martyn Day, AEC Magazine & NXT BLD
Introducing NXT BLD and AEC Magazine.

Xavier De Kestelier, HASSELL
Extra-Terrestrial Architecture.

Cobus Bothma, Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)
Accelerating design decisions with rapid visualisation.

Federico Rossi, DARLAB (Digital Architecture & Robotic Lab)
Advanced Robots for Advanced Architecture.

Ken Pimentel , Epic Games
How Fortnite is changing AEC.

Carlos Cristerna , Neoscape
Harnessing the power of real-time ray tracing.

Mike Leach , Lenovo
Navigating challenges surrounding AR and VR hardware.

Mikolaj Bazaczek , VR+ARCH: workflows in past, present and future
VR+ARCH: workflows in past, present and future.

 


 

NXT BLD is organised by AEC Magazine and brings next generation architecture, engineering and construction technologies to life in an exclusive conference and exhibition. These emerging technologies facilitate new ways of designing, enhancing the use of 3D models, applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) and offering new possibilities in digital fabrication and construction.

NXT BLD 2020 will take place at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London on 9 June, in association with Lenovo.

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