AR/VR tech takes centre stage at film festival

AUTHOR: Inavate

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in architecture and design was explored during a recent film festival in New York. This October's architecture and design film festival (ADFF) incorporated the Azimyth Immersive Lounge, which featured four virtual reality experiences that used Google Cardboard and Oculus Rift headsets. The lounge was curated by the ADFF and Azimyth Creation Studio.

In one space a smaller, mobile version of the Arup SoundLab tool was showcased. Arup Soudlab uses sound measurement, computer modelling, predictive tools, and data analytics, to reproduce the sound of existing spaces.

The Arup m | Lab mobile environment was demonstrated using 3D Ambisonic Sound and head mounted displays. The installation was a collaboration between Arup and New York-based design studio Stereotank, and Craft Workshop.

Meanwhile Trimble and Microsoft hosted a HoloLens demonstration room at the ADFF designed and built by the Brooklyn-based SITU Studio.