Integrating Virtual Reality into Architecture

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FORGE was featured in The VIEW, CRE 2.0. Leah Denman wrote the article, please see excerpt below.

Bright light bounced off the industrial ceiling fans into the offices in 707 West Tower, the former airplane hangar and manufacturing building at Alameda Point, which San Francisco–based architecture and design firm FORGE is reinventing as part of a full refurbishment for srmErnst Development Partners.

The development team and the tenant walked through the sliding hangar doors to determine where conference rooms and cubicles would be situated before ascending the open staircase to the second-floor offices to finalize the interior design. It was important to make sure that the space created a functioning and contemporary office instead of the cavernous warehouse experience that originally greeted visitors.

The twist? That scene doesn’t exist yet. It was created using virtual reality to show the owner and new tenant, Kairos Power, how the historic site would be converted into a modern space fit for an energy research and development company.

Read the full article here.