Principal Ways Technology Has Improved ArchitectureBy Toby Tunwase
Technology has had a far-reaching impact on all human activities and fields of endeavor. The field of architecture is not left behind as technology has significantly advanced the way buildings are designed. Across the various stages of architecture, there have been several advances in the methods and practices through which things are done. Here are some of the significant effects of tech on various parts of the architecture process.
- Data Visualization and the advent of virtual reality
It is far easier for designers and their clients to get a feel of the building due to the development of Virtual Reality Technology. Now, a client can be immersed in an alternate scenario with a headset, taking detailed and careful looks at everything from the concept right up to the last touches. Details can be inspected far more efficiently and effectively than with a design board or the classic 2D image. There is also the advantage of making real-time changes that are bound to impress any customer.
- 3D- Printing
3D printers have given architects and designers the ability to effectively and quickly create physical models to work against all the labor and time that comes with a handmade model design. These 3D models are also of very superior quality and allow for quick edits and fixes; A simple tweak in the program and a reprint is all that is needed.
- Digital Data Storage
This appears commonplace today, but there existed a time where several files would have to be kept, as well as boxes full of paper. Now references to previous works can easily be made by clicking on one digital folder.