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BIG, UNStudio and Squint/Opera Launch AR Design Tool

BIG, UNStudio and Squint/Opera Launch AR Design Tool

Squint/Opera, BIG, and UNStudio have collaborated in the design of Hyperform, a revolutionary data-driven design tool that allows architects across the world to collaborate in augmented reality. The tool allows designers to immerse themselves in a virtual 3D environment, where site images, maps, data, and 3D models can be uploaded, viewed and altered through collaboration.

BIG, UNStudio and Squint/Opera Launch AR Design Tool, © Squint / Opera
© Squint / Opera

Users can interact with scale models in their virtual work table at 1:1 scale, allowing the entire design team to experience the consequences of their design decisions. A core outcome to the platform will be the reduced need to physically travel to meetings, with designers across the globe given access to the digital discussion.

© Squint / Opera
© Squint / Opera

The first prototype of Hyperform was built in 2018 and has since been tested by several architects. As a result, Squint/Opera, BIG, and UNStudio have refined the key features to develop the final product.

© Squint / Opera
© Squint / Opera

In the future every physical object will be connected to one another, sensing each other and everything in between. For every physical object, there will be a digital twin. For every physical space a virtual space. Hyperform is the augmented creative collaborative environment of the future which will allow an instantaneous confluence of actual and imagined realities – the present and the future fusing in our augmented sense of reality.
-Bjarke Ingels

© Squint / Opera
© Squint / Opera

The platform is currently being showcased as part of BIG’s FORMGIVING exhibition at the Danish Architecture Center in Copenhagen.

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Cite: Niall Patrick Walsh. "BIG, UNStudio and Squint/Opera Launch AR Design Tool" 19 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/919404/big-unstudio-and-squint-opera-launch-ar-design-tool/> ISSN 0719-8884
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