Facing the future: virtual interior design reality in the home

One minute I’m in an office in Dubai’s Jumeirah Lakes Towers; the next, I have been transported to the grounds of a villa in the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme. I scan the garden – there’s a ball by my feet, so I pick it up and toss it out of the way. Next, I teleport myself just inside the front door. I take a wander around the interior, opening and closing doors, switching on lights and admiring the view from the bedroom window. The decor isn’t quite to my tastes, so with the click of a button, I swap the flooring for a lighter wood and change the colour of the sofa to a jaunty blue.

Such is the power of virtual reality. No longer the mainstay of millennial gamers, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are making their way into the mainstream. According to…

Original published: 2017-05-17 20:30:20 Read the full Dubai News here

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