Seeing is believing: using game-changing tools to discover the soul of design – NXT BLD London, June 2017
Until recently, digital tools could portray how an idea would look, but how an environment feels were left to the imagination, explains Philippe and Akshay. Colour, materials, scale and daylighting in renderings were no more than an illustrative approximation.
However, by using the latest visualisation, simulation and VR technology, architects have increasingly more tools in their arsenal to communicate the certainty of their conceptual ideas through immersive means.
View the other NXT BLD presentations
■ Tom Greaves, DotProduct
■ Tim Geurtjens, MX3D
■ Faraz Ravi, Bentley Systems
■ Mike Leach, Lenovo
■ Martin McDonnel, Soluis / Sublime
■ Dan Harper, Cityscape
■ Paul Nichols, Skanska
■ Rob Charlton, Space Group
■ Arthur Mamou-Mani, Mamou-Mani
■ Johan Hanegraaf, Mecanoo Architecten
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 London took place on 28 June at The British Museum, London in association with Lenovo. The conference covered innovations in Virtual and Augmented Reality, design visualisation, digital fabrication and AI.
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