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Virtual Reality and Architecture

Virtual Reality and Architecture   The way architect’s design and draw buildings and modern house plans have 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. Later, CAD progressed to fully-fledged three-dimensional design during the 21st century, 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...

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