Written By: Don Logay, Associate Editor – What’s New Guru
As “What’s New Guru” I attend numerous trade shows and check out lots of magazines and trade publications looking for new and exciting products, intriguing concepts and “gotta have” gadgets that make life just a little bit better.
Here’s one of the latest new cutting-edge uses for virtual reality I found that’ll have you sketching dreams on napkins… and “living” that dream in just a matter of days.
Planning to build a new multi-million dollar mansion… or a lavish waterfront getaway on a secluded white sand beach? While it could take as much as a year or more to complete construction, today you can be walking through your new dream residence – room-by-room and experiencing what is to come in incredible detail – in less than two weeks from when your ideas first begin.
Unlike 3D Virtual Realty tours for “existing” spaces, Simonson Design Studios is a leader in producing fully immersive Virtual Reality walk-throughs of what is yet to be built way before plans are drawn up or the first shovel of dirt is turned.
Starting with an Architect or Builder’s initial CAD drawing, or just a simple rough sketch of a floor plan (yes, even on a napkin), Simonson graphic designers can quickly develop a fully immersive Virtual Reality walk-through of a project – in just a matter of days – along with a vast array of supporting visualizations, from Augmented Reality views, showing the project on one’s actual property, to detailed color Renderings (as seen here) and Sunlight Studies, showing natural illumination at different times of day… to name but a few.
This dramatic 15,000 sq. ft. private residence, designed by award-winning Las Vegas Architect, Richard Luke, is still in the concept stage. Yet, the owners are able to experience every exciting detail while it is still being planned, well before blueprints are finalized or construction is scheduled to begin and certainly long before completion.
“The virtual reality experience created by the Simonson Group takes my designs to a new level,” notes Luke. “By completely immersing my clients intheir project and helping them to feel and experience their home in a totally new and exciting way, they see both the interior and exterior from a totally different perspective… and the experience gives them a deeper connection with their project.”
Dreams of a luxurious multi-million dollar mansion… or a lavish waterfront getaway on a secluded white sand beach? Live your dream project today.
Simonson Design Studios
Pete Simonson (701) 371-3697
Kimberly Simonson (218) 791-1662
Richard Luke Architects
Las Vegas, Nevada