Apple is rumored to be launching new Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) products by year 2020. They have been researching this technology for over 10 years, but with the increase in popularity and demand of this technology, insiders report that they have hired hundreds of new employees to a research unit dedicated to finding ways AR and VR can be implemented in future products. To those who do not know the difference between Augmented and Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality (AR) is when you have a modified view of the real world while VR is when you are fully immersed into the virtual world. In other words, with VR you cannot see anything in the real world while in AR you can still see the real world around you.
Radical Galaxy Studio, a technology company specializing in high-end virtual and augmented reality experiences, spoke at the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) event April 19th-20th in Washington DC.
Where is the mall headed?
Mall owners are redeveloping and reimaging their properties to be relevant in today’s changing retail market. Many properties are going through major redevelopments trying to create an experience, not just a place to shop. Whether it’s offering more dining and entertainment options or having interactive features such as showcasing the latest augmented reality tech, the malls are keen to create opportunities for the consumers to engage more actively with physical retail.
Today, Radical Galaxy Studio, a real estate technology firm with offices in the greater Seattle area and New York City, announced that Lochwood Lozier, a high-end custom home builder based in Redmond, Washington, has named Radical Galaxy Studio as its preferred Virtual Reality (VR) provider.
What if you could walk through the halls and rooms of your new house before it was built?
Thanks to Bellevue’s Radical Galaxy Studio, that dream can become a reality — or, at least, a virtual reality.
Radical Galaxy Studio uses virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality to give architects, real estate developers and people having homes built a 360-degree idea of what the structure will look like when it is complete.
For those in need of new real estate, the process of finding, selecting and committing to a property can be one peppered with a vast amount of challenges. Buyers can ease into the process with use of full service sites such as Redfin, which offer a myriad of options that can help in this, often, very complex task.
According to National Association of Realtors research, 95% of customers search for real estate online and 51% of them find their homes through these means.
The use of augmented-reality and virtual-reality technologies is gaining popularity with retailers and retail real estate owners alike. As smartphones become ever more sophisticated and AR and VR apps get easier to use, adoption of these technologies is expected to accelerate over the next few years.
With projects to date including working with major corporations such as Hyatt Hotels, Radical Galaxy Studio has earned its rank as one of the top providers of virtual and augmented reality content in the real estate industry.
Today the company is excited to announce, in partnership with Bradley Snyder, formerly of Apollo and Eastdil Secured, a major scaling and expansion of the current Bellevue, Washington business with the opening of a new office in New York City. Continue reading “VR Studio Radical Galaxy Partners with Apollo, Eastdil Alum to Scale Business and Open NYC Office”
The difference is that a home is captured from its root beginnings, such as CAD files and materials lists.
Radical Galaxy can place a client’s actual furniture within a rendering of their new home to confirm sizes and overlaps with new interior design themes.
Radical Galaxy Studio founder Matthew Shaffer had the pleasure to speak at the January lunch talk for the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) in Seattle, Washington. CREW was founded in 1989 and has over 10,000+ members globally.