Virtual tours make dream home a reality

first_imgEmi Cheng takes a virtual tour of her dream home with the assistance of Matthew Clements of Clements Clarke Architects.“As professionals, we deal with architectural ideas and the drawings associated with them every day,” he said.“Over the years, we have found that some clients can’t always grasp what the 2D plans are conveying.“We wanted a new a way to show our designs to our clients – to get them as excited about their project as we are and to help them better understand the design.”“This experience is more than just walking through a building.“The model is geo synched to the actual site so that clients can experience realistic light and shadows at any time of the day.”Using a HTC VIVE headset and wireless controllers, clients can see and experience their dream home without leaving the Clements Clarke office.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoA still from the virtual reality experience. A still from the virtual reality experience.“It is also a handy tool for us as architects. We produce 2D construction drawings off the 3D virtual model,” Mr Clements said.This new VR technology offers a point of difference over traditional animation and rendering and is offered free of charge to CCA clients.Entire designs can be changed in real time, before the building stage, giving clients the opportunity to tweak their dream homes to suit their needs.“For instance, if you would like a window changed, the model updates and within a few seconds what you are seeing will have changed as well,” Mr Clements said.The final walk through render can be exported to external platforms such as showrooms, sales offices, websites andsocial media.CCA clients Ted and Emi Cheng of Abor Developments praised the technology. A still from the virtual reality experience.Imagine standing in your new kitchen or climbing the stairs to your new master bedroom suite before the first foundations have even been poured.Bowen Hills firm Clements Clarke Architects (CCA) is using virtual reality to bring their clients’ homes to life, taking the concept of rendering to the next level by using 2D, 3D and other architectural modelling software to create an immersive experience for those looking to build their dream home.Matthew Clements of Clements Clarke Architects said some clients struggled to grasp their designs using more traditional methods.center_img Ted and Emi Cheng“You can get a sense of size from seeing a room on a piece of paper. Seeing it, experiencing it, all in 3D, is something else,” Mr Cheng said.“I can stand in our living room, turn around and look back through to our kitchen, or walk over to the windows and look down into the courtyard.“It really shows how all the rooms fit together. You understand the flow of the house. It honestly felt like we were standing in our own home.”Mr Clements believes that the use of virtual reality in the construction industry remains in its infancy, but expects the technology to evolve into a combination of virtual and augmented reality.“Imagine arriving at your block of land, putting some digital glasses on and being able to see your building, walking around and through the site,” he said.“You could open doors, look through windows, sit down at the kitchen table, even run around in the backyard.”last_img read more

Jol hits out at unrealistic fans

first_img Jol was happy with the performance of his side, bar the late lapse in concentration which led to the Baggies levelling matters. “If you soak up pressure in the last 10, 15 minutes, it is always possible to concede a goal,” Jol added. “It is always the same in football. If you score one goal and they smell blood, you have to score another one. “I haven’t experienced three offside goals in one match before, especially the one from Berbatov. I thought that probably was not offside. “The third one with Bryan Ruiz, he should have scored. He was six or seven yards out and he hit the bar.” Ruiz will undergo a scan to determine the extent of his injury while Berbatov went off with a hamstring problem. If it felt like a defeat for Fulham and Jol, West Brom boss Steve Clarke was content. McAuley has now scored in three successive games after twice netting for Northern Ireland on international duty. “He’s had a good goalscoring run and for us a really important goal,” Clarke said. “I thought we played well. Certainly better than our last performance at home (a 2-0 loss to Swansea). “I thought second half we were good, we played good football. We created some really good chances that on another day, when your confidence is a bit higher, become goals. “The belief of the players, the character of the players to keep chasing the game and to get the goal in injury time was great. “It shows you the character of the group of players I’ve got.” Victor Anichebe and Morgan Amalfitano made their Baggies debuts and showed some potential, but another deadline day arrival was absent. Clarke hopes issues over Stephane Sessegnon’s paperwork can be resolved in time for next week’s clash with Sunderland. “When you transfer from one club to another you have to reapply for your work permit,” added the Albion boss, who is optimistic Shane Long’s knee injury is not too serious. “There was a little glitch in the process yesterday that delayed it and unfortunately for us he wasn’t available. “Hopefully it will be resolved over the weekend, or Monday at the latest, and he’ll be available to face his old club next Saturday.” Gareth McAuley scored West Brom’s first goal of the Premier League season in stoppage time to cancel out Steve Sidwell’s strike and extend Fulham’s winless streak at Craven Cottage to six games, since the April 1 defeat of QPR. Dimitar Berbatov had twice netted when offside and Bryan Ruiz, who went off on a stretcher with an ankle injury, hit the crossbar before McAuley met Chris Brunt’s corner with an emphatic header. Press Association The draw prompted a vocal minority of Fulham fans to call for Jol to be relieved of his duties at the final whistle. “If we would have been bottom of the league I would have understood it,” Jol said. “But we are 12th in the league now ad we were a bit unfortunate. “We should have had six points, so that is a bit disappointing that people boo. “I always say to the players as well, it is very hard to fight expectations and expectations can make you very unhappy. “It is the same with women as well. If you expect too much of them, you could wake up in the morning with a big shock. “If you don’t expect a lot of things… I think we are 12th in the league so for me it is not a big problem. “It is a bit disappointing that there are people that probably think we should be (doing a lot better).” Fulham boss Martin Jol believes the displeasure which greeted his side’s 1-1 Barclays Premier League draw at home to West Brom was a result of unrealistic expectations from the home fans.last_img read more