Application of Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality in Architecture and Planning: an Overview


Pearl Jishtu and Madhura A Yadav, Manipal University Jaipur, India


AR and VR – simulation tools created to assist global evolution for saving time. Time as resource is difficult to harness; however, it would make work highly efficient and productive when tackled with automation. All concerned are excited about AR and VR’s involvement in our lifestyle, but not all have comprehended its impact. AR and VR in Architecture & Planning were introduced as assisting tools and has helped generate multiple design options, expanded possibilities of visualization, and provided us with more enhanced, detailed, and specific experience in real-time; enabling us to visualize the result of work at hand well before the commencement of the project. These tools are further being developed for city development decisions, helping citizens interact with local authorities, access public services, and plan their commute. After reviewing multiple research papers on AI, it was observed that all are moving forward with the changes brought by it, without entirely understanding its role. This paper provides an overview of the application of AR & VR in architecture and planning.


Virtual reality (VR), Augmented reality (AR), Architecture, Urban Design, Human Computer Interface (HCI).

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