Mixed reality (MR) combines virtual and physical realities into one space and offers an exciting new design opportunity for architects. By projecting the Building Information Modeling (BIM) model directly over the physical site in MR, architects can communicate design ideas to the team and clients in an immersive and interactive way. This session will demonstrate MR case studies, using Microsoft HoloLens, applied for different phases of architectural projects. We'll share our exploration regarding the process of precision alignment of a BIM model with the physical project site. We'll then use MR for virtual mockup and review of design options. Finally, we'll examine the potential of MR tools for construction administration and envision on-site MR clash detection using Microsoft HoloLens.
- Learn an easy workflow to create a mixed-reality model using Revit, 3ds Max, and Unity 3D
- Explore a new design paradigm using mixed reality
- Learn how to use mixed reality to engage your clients and your project team
- Learn how to use HoloLens’s spatial mapping for model placement in mixed reality
Michael Shyu began his research in smartphone applications and its interface with physical architecture in 2009 with his bachelors of architecture thesis at Syracuse University. He then carried his research at Columbia University GSAPP where he participated in design studios focused on augmented reality and space planning, where he developed application interfaces and designs for various projects types.
Fei Xie started augmented reality research since his internship at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill in 2013. He successfully developed an app via AR-Media SDK allow clients to compare different design options with AR technology. In 2014 he began a project which allow people create their own augmented reality portfolio. Fei holds bachelor degree in Physics before receiving his master of architecture from Washington University in St.Louis.
Iffat Mai is the Firm wide Design Application Development Manager of Perkins and Will. During her twenty plus years of working in the AEC Technology field, Ms. Mai has shown leadership in making strategic technology decisions, developing innovative solutions and integrating cutting-edge technologies into AEC design workflow.Her recent focus has been in weaving Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality with Building Information Modeling into professional Architectural practice. Ms. Mai leads an innovation team in developing immersive AR and VR experience that enables design team to engage project stakeholders and expedite design review process on projects. As an authority on Innovative Technology and BIM custom development, Iffat has presented at various technical conferences on topics related to Computational Design, Custom Revit API and Python development.Ms. Mai holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.