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Virtual Reality for Modular Construction in Industrial Heritage

Smith, J.P. (2021) Virtual Reality for Modular Construction in Industrial Heritage.

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Abstract:To combat the increasing housing shortage in the Netherlands, a concept to build modular homes inside industrial heritage buildings is being developed. This report investigates how a VR application could be developed and used to familiarize potential renters with a modular-home; and how it could aid in convincing city council members of the added benefit of modular building in industrial heritage buildings. After co-developing with the client, and evaluating a prototype three times, two final prototypes were realized that could serve these purposes. The first prototype focusses on immersing the potential renters in a virtual environment resembling the conceptualized modular homes; while offering various customization options to familiarize the user with the home while giving them a feeling of ownership. The second prototype is aimed at city council members and offers a simple interactive tour that informs the user about the ‘modular construction in industrial heritage’ concept; with the intent to convince them about the added benefits of said concept. Finally, future improvements of the prototypes are discussed, to guide the client in further development of these or similar applications.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Innovatiehub Salland, Broekland, Netherlands
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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