Architect Brings Design to Life with Virtual Reality Using 3D Building Models
Architects Kirkland Fraser Moor (KFM) are pioneering the use of Virtual Reality (VR) to bring to life design processes and stakeholder consultations. Using VR based on a 3D building model created by aerial mapping company Bluesky, the Hertfordshire practice successfully secured planning permission for a new housing development on green belt. The KFM VR experience placed the design in its real-world context giving viewers the opportunity to interact with the development and understand how the property would be perceived by neighboring dwellings. Viewed by Council planning officers the KFM VR ‘tour’ was a critical part of the successful application.