Visualization plays a significant role at every stage of the architectural design process from the initial conceptual form to the final marketing oriented presentation, and has evolved from static images to videos and panoramas to full-on immersive VR experiences.more
EB/Architects use Autodesk Revit software as the main BIM tool to create the models where the architectural design deliverables are exported from.
Due to its interoperability with real-time rendering engines Revit facilitates a dynamic generation of realistic visualizations that require limited if no post-production editing and processing to provide high quality photo-realistic depictions of the designed building, landscape or interior.
Dynamic and Real-Time in this context means that multiple design aspects such as volumetric and functional attributes of space, materials textures and colors, natural and artificial lighting, can be simulated and evaluated in parallel to the evolution of the design, thus enhancing the reviewing and decisions taking workflows and expediting the overall progress of the project.
Cost optimization is also highly benefited by a process that accesses the overall impact of Value Engineering related decisions in correlation to the anticipated visual quality and aesthetics.
The overall process facilitates the application of innovative formats of presentation and delivery such as interactive animated models, access to models on the Cloud using QR Codes placed on drawings, drawings used as hyperlinks to 360°-panoramic images, etc.
Unparalleled to any other presentation material and unmatched by any other way to comprehend the visual characteristics of buildings, landscapes or interiors is the technology of Virtual Reality.
By using the appropriate software application EB/Architects will link the BIM model to a VR Headset System to provide a complete Virtual Reality, real-life-like experience of space. The user of the Virtual Reality platform has the opportunity to 'walk in every corner' of the designed and modeled space, and evaluate its attributes and qualities, including those related to natural lighting and acoustic performance.
Experiential as it is, Virtual Reality supported comprehension of space leaves no room to misconception and inadequate communication among the project’s stakeholders.
In 2018, EB/Architects developed the Architectural Design for the New Terminal of Paros Airport, and for the first time in Greece, presented an architectural proposal to a public reviewing authority (HCAA) using Virtual Reality technology.