Virtual Reality and Architecture

Virtual Reality and Architecture   The way architect’s design and draw buildings has changed dramatically over the last 30 years or so. Computer-Aided design (CAD) became possible with the advent of personal computers in the 1980’s but largely remained a two-dimensional drafting experience that made drawing boards and T-squares largely redundant. During the 21st century, CAD progressed to fully-fledged three-dimensional design which allowed real-time previews of what was to be built.   Virtual reality as a concept has been around since the 19th century. The idea of creating illusionary worlds to represent an alternate reality has been intriguing ever since. Today, with smartphones and unlimited connectivity between people, “virtual” reality has become much more of an actual reality. With the rise of personal computing in the 80’s and 90’s, companies looked for ways to incorporate the idea of an immersive experience into their hardware, providing headsets that could take us into another world. These...

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The World’s Tallest Buildings

Architects who dare to create monumental structures like the below-listed buildings are what inspire Design Scape Architects to push the boundaries in our own way. If you've been lucky enough to view these buildings with your own eyes, count yourself lucky! Burj Khalifa Also known as the Burj Khalifa, the Burj Dubai has held the title of the world's tallest building since 2009. Located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, this architectural gem stands at a whopping 828 metres into the air. The talent behind it belongs to Adrian Smith of the firm Skidmore, Owings & Merril, who also designed the One World Trade Centre after the tragic 9/11 attack in New York City in 2001. The Burj Khalifa took six years to complete and has been the centrepiece of a massive developmental project to develop "Downtown Dubai" that would see 30,000 homes built and a whole new urban-living community. Shanghai Tower Standing in the...

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