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Inaspace paving the way for architecture with Virtual Reality

By | Architecture, Inaspace, VR

Virtual Reality (VR) technology makes architectural plans easier to understand and saves time and money.

Virtual Reality is a visual tool that allows our clients to experience 3D computer simulated environments. With tracking sensors and a headset, users explore and interact in a space that doesn’t physically exist. If the user’s head turns, the graphics reacts accordingly – this means you can walk around, look through a window or confirm furniture heights just like you would in real life.

Clients can also experience a virtual model without wearing the headset by watching a video “flythrough” of the 3D space or via an online walkthrough.

VR is for every body and any project

You don’t need to be an IT expert to use the software. The global CEO of KFC found our equipment useful in understanding a new building design, while a 60 year old farmer was able to intuitively interact with the model of his new home despite never having used a computer or played video games before.

The 3D models we now build are helpful for everyone on the project. The models are so easy to interpret that construction errors are minimized because engineers and trades people can immediately read the design. In the past we hand sketched 2D plans and elevations with image boards and renders. Now we communicate more powerfully and effectively.

There is no project too big or to small for VR. We have modelled projects ranging from as little as 40m2 to as massive 2.7 hectares consisting of dozens of buildings.

VR advantages

  • Time and money saved
  • Design presentation is interactive
  • Viewing the proposed design at a real life scale results in better understanding
  • Make instant changes to finishes
  • Real time and location sunlight adjustments (morning, afternoon, night time etc)
  • Able to discuss details much earlier in the design process
  • Design comprehension increased
  • Misinterpretation of drawings by builders and trades people decreased
  • More efficient and effective problem solving
  • Addressing problems via the 3D model leads to less on site changes
  • More streamlined correspondence prior to construction and less on site visits
  • Greater marketing potential for clients, investors, tenants or customers

What can I expect?

We model in 3D simultaneous to hand designing and documenting. Here are some examples of how quickly we produce VR ready models whilst designing / documenting a project.

1-2 Days (no textures)

1 week (Basic materials added)

2 weeks+ (Detailed model)

Where can I view a VR model?

To get the most out of a model we recommend coming to our office for the full VR experience however we can also come to you or send a link for you to view online anywhere in the world. Check out the comparison table below to get an idea of what to expect when viewing at different locations.

 Inaspace OfficeYour office*At home**
Walk through computer model✔️✔️✔️
Adjust daylighting✔️✔️✔️
VR compatible (use with headset)✔️✔️
Make instant changes to model (materials, layouts etc)✔️
High Res render quality✔️✔️Draft quality only
Realistic grass / reflections✔️✔️

*Inaspace presentation at your office OR using your computer with the minimum hardware requirements
**Requires internet connection + install WEB GL2 on Chrome or Firefox

VR is a great tool to compliment technical drawings and achieve a successful project. Inaspace is excited to be at the forefront of architecture with this technology. It’s impossible to describe what it’s like so we welcome the opportunity for clients to come in and try it! The only way to really see it is if you’re looking at it!

If you want to know more feel free get in touch and in the meantime

Check out an online model here!

2018 Reflection

By | Architecture, Heritage, Inaspace, Interiors

2018 was a GIGANTIC year for Inaspace which saw us celebrate our 15th year and push passed our 400th project! We reached many milestones along the way including;

+ Opening a new office in Melbourne

+ Most amount of Heritage projects completed in a year

+ Expanding the Inaspace team!

+ Most amount of KFC projects in a year

+ An award winning heritage project

+ Working on Brisbane’s only over water bar right under the Story Bridge!

+ Presenting national standard to the global CEO of KFC

+ Most amount of projects we’ve ever had in a year!

Take a look at some of our favourites and here’s hoping 2019 will be even bigger and better!

 

How our new renders compare to a completed project

By | Architecture, Concept, Inaspace, Interiors, Technology, Uncategorized, VR

It’s always exciting to see the final product of a project you’ve worked months on but it’s also refreshing to see how close our renders end up being to the completed photos as this is something we strive to achieve in the design development stage to ensure out clients understand what the final build will look like! Here is a snapshot of our concept of KFC Edmonton compared to final photos!

Inaspace will soon offer virtual design services

By | Inaspace

Last week the Inaspace team ventured into the future and attended Autodesk’s Virtual Reality event to learn about tomorrow’s technology. “The future of making things” showed us the 50 year old history of VR and gave insight into what’s to come. The gaming industry has been the platform to push VR into the public eye of late but benefits have been widespread for many industries including media + entertainment, manufacturing and of course architecture + design.

It wasn’t long ago that we were only dreaming of augmented reality and last night’s event has shown how quickly this technology has advanced. We were thrilled to finally experience VR first hand (albeit with some graceful stumbles) and it has made us even more passionate about investing our time into learning these technologies.

With the recent purchase of our own VR equipment, it won’t be long until we can immerse ourselves in the office, walking through our own projects whilst wearing stylish hygienic masks and laughing at each other some more. We will also be offering our clients VR walk-throughs and belly laughs very soon.

KFC Park Ridge construction almost complete

By | Architecture, Inaspace

Another new build KFC we worked on last year is almost complete! KFC Park Ridge is due to open to the public tomorrow and we are very excited to see it come together! We were able to push the boundaries on this one and the builders have done a great job on the fit out so far! Here are some sneak peek images from site.

An archivirtual advantage

By | Architecture, Inaspace, Technology

Inaspace prepared a powerful submission titled “An ArchiVirtual Advantage” late last year to the Queensland Government. We are excited to announce that we were successful and we are the recipients of a Small Business Digital Grant to explore Virtual Reality in Architecture!

We know this is the future of architecture and we are embracing this new technology.  By simply popping on a headset our clients will be able to immerse themselves and “walk” through a virtual 3-dimensional model of their new or refurbished bar, restaurant, club or home. This revolutionary tool opens up a whole new world of design opportunities for both client and architect.

The investment will ensure that Inaspace are leaders in the field. We welcome our clients to embrace this next step for Inaspace which we will unfold over the coming months as we are trained in this new technology.

Check out the video below for an insight into virtual reality!

Brisbane south side residential design

By | Architecture, Inaspace

The owners of this house are putting their own time and energy into it, opting to build a good chunk of the renovations themselves! We are so pleased with the progress of the pool, deck and roof. It’s all coming along nicely and we can’t wait to see the kitchen and living room completed next!

Would you like one of our new business cards?

By | Inaspace

Our new business cards arrived today! This was a beautifully packaged Xmas present to ourselves. Reach out to us if you’re in need of a new swanky card for your wallet, or if you’ve got contacts you want to pass these out to!

The ultimate list of must-see Melbourne cafes, bars and restaurants

By | Architecture, Inaspace, Interiors

When you have the opportunity to fly to Melbourne, you take full advantage and that’s exactly what we did. The team took a trip a couple of weeks ago to visit Denfair – a design trade event which was a massive room filled with different suppliers of furniture, lighting, homewares, upholstery + fabrics as well as a selection of artists. It was great to be introduced to new brands – local manufacturers and products that we don’t have in Brisbane. We had a wander around and then headed back into Melbourne to check out the new trends.

We had set a rough list of cafes, restaurants and bars to visit and managed to get through quite a few every day leaving some time for spontaneous finds.

The perfect foodie day would begin with waking up early enough to get a good spot in line at Lune on Rose ST in Fitzroy for an amazing croissant or cruffin – baked in a glass box within an old warehouse. While you are there you may as well hang around for lunch down the street at Transformer – a must do restaurant for vegetarians! The fit out was befitting of the food served – very green inspired! Head on into the CBD to Oliver Lane for dinner at Lucy Liu which serves up INCREDIBLE Asian food. you’ll find an overload of timber battens, red lights and an open kitchen which is still the Melbourne trend it seems. If you’re still hungry / have another day in Melbourne / want to swap out veggies for a meat marathon then Gazi restaurant on Exhibition St is the way to go! Get the lamb to share and you will leave a very happy human.

We also managed to squeeze in some shopping, a trip to the theatre where seeing Matilda the musical brought back some childhood nostalgia, and we snuck into a few hidden bars that involved entering through a concealed laneway door, a freezer door and also a special knock to enter.

Inaspace lends an environmentally friendly hand

By | Inaspace

The team have been busily working on numerous projects and to celebrate what will be a long hard slog, we have decided to give ourselves a mid year break and enjoy some live music together! Work hard, play hard they say and this will be team bonding at it’s finest…or muddiest! Either way, we cannot wait!!

We’ve also scored a spot with camp little foot (print)  which will see us getting to plant some trees while we are at Splendour! It’s a fantastic initiative and we are all keen as GREEN to get amongst a community of eco-friendly festival goers!

How we find the latest design solutions and trends

By | Inaspace

After another week of hard work, we headed out to the latest Arc Agency event hosted in the new 180 Daisho building. We enjoy these networking events because we not only get to check out the latest products on offer but it’s also a chance to reconnect with industry friends we haven’t seen in a while.

Christmas Design Style

By | Inaspace

What would you expect when you mix children’s Christmas crafts with interior design?! We have had a little helper in this week and we set her the task of making the office Christmas tree – complete with presents! Using what we had at hand – lots and lots of samples – we think she beautifully captured the holiday spirit in the little gold buttons. Here’s to capping off our second last week before the holidays!

Award winning bar in Brisbane CBD

By | Heritage, Inaspace, Interiors

Congrats to The Gresham bar on winning Bar of the Year! Well done boys! We are incredibly proud of your success.

We love a good heritage project, so we thoroughly enjoyed working on The Gresham a couple of years ago. This restaurant guide award is just another to add to the long list of awards they’ve already got under their belt. We highly recommend popping in for a drink next time you’re in the city.

Newly refurbished club in Redcliffe

By | Inaspace, Interiors

We are proud to have worked on The Redcliffe Leagues Club together with Paynter DixonGrayLightBaresque and Brintons Carpets and we’re all very happy with the results. Even better, the client is thrilled with what we pulled off. In fact, we’ve received positive feedback from the client, the client’s client and everyone else who collaborated on the project! If you’re in the area, be sure to visit the club and let us know what you think of the fit out.

Supporting a real life hero – Tiger Murray

By | Inaspace

The Inaspace team loves supporting a good cause and we can’t think of a better cause than the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.

Inaspace’s Director, Tania, let us know about her close family friend Tiger Murray and his goal to raise $20k for the foundation by running the Bridge to Brisbane. Of course we were more than happy to support Tiger and we are happy to announce that he hit his goal and even won the 5km Everyday Hero prize, so he was able to put an extra $5000 towards the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation! Well done Tiger!! You are such an inspiration.

Check out Tiger’s story here and to continue to support his cause and the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, please donate here.

New restaurant in Rosalie

By | Inaspace, Interiors

The Bounty Restaurant and Bar is Rosalie’s newest restaurant and bar with a beautiful seasonal menu and incredible fit out, if we do say so ourselves. Don’t take our word for it though, check out these photos of the space by the very talented architectural photographers at Camera Obscura.

Happy 12th birthday Inaspace!

By | Architecture, Inaspace, Interiors

It might be a bit late… but the 14th of May marked our 12 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! With 12 projects to tender and 4 renovation projects completed (just this year), I am sure we can be forgiven for the late celebrations! Thank you to all that have supported Inaspace and we are excited to bring you many more projects!!

Just post it!

By | Inaspace

The best way to get someone for April fools is to get them when they’re least expecting it…a whole week later! When asking the director what the caption should be, she replied “I don’t know, just POST IT!”  Lucky she has a great sense of humour!