In architecture, the model plays a key role in the architect’s creative process for planning, creating, and communicating projects. Through it, the architect expresses his ideas to clients and other professionals involved, making real, albeit on a smaller scale, the idealization of the final project to be developed.

At Lopes Dias Arquitetura, we use the features of Augmented Reality to offer a deeper and more intense immersion during project presentations.

Augmented Reality is an important tool used for the initial phase of the project. Afterward, we use a definitive model to present the final project to clients. Its objective is to present a 3D model integrated into the real world, where the client and architect can view the project from all angles and anywhere using tablets and smartphones.
Through augmented reality, we are able to reduce the high costs and time involved in creating a physical model. We can quickly update all modifications during the development of the conceptual project and even visualize details in the interior of the model.

One of the biggest challenges for professionals dealing with space projection is exceeding the client’s expectations.

Augmented Reality in architecture is capable of anticipating the result through the immersion provided by three-dimensional images, bringing credibility and reducing the chances of doubts from clients, avoiding errors that may only be noticed during project execution or when it is too late.
To create a project in augmented reality, it is necessary for the project to be imported into a software that allows the reading of 3D information through AR technology.

Once imported into the application, the camera of the smartphone or tablet identifies the surface planes of the environment to position the modeled project with a touch on the screen.

After the project is positioned, we can adjust the visualization settings, scale, and other factors. It is also possible to “walk” through the 3D model in augmented reality, viewing it in either reduced scale or actual size in the field without the need for printed plans.

Using augmented reality to navigate the project in real scale awakens sensations as if the client were already inside the property even before the construction begins.
This way, the user can perceive the smallest details, such as the size of the space or the layout of the rooms and furniture in the house. In addition, the possibility of walking around and experiencing the environment facilitates the visualization of the property for the client.

Likewise, other details selected by the architect, such as finishes, decoration, and other items, can be observed simulating a real-life setting, collaborating in the dialogue between the client and the architect.

Augmented reality takes the client to an immersive environment created through computer tools in which they perform certain tasks and create interaction between the virtual environment and the physical world.

In addition to becoming an accessible technology, it brings versatility and efficiency in project changes and future alterations in construction.