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Our senior designer and sculptor at
LANDinc then used the traditional
sculpting tools and techniques in creating
a table size physical sand model (Fig. 9)
based on the compute drive-through
simulation findings. The sand model was
then 3D scanned as point cloud model
and converted into 3D modelling software
(Fig. 9) for further terrain manipulation,
contour creation, solar orientation
studies, quantifying fill requirements,
planting arrangements, sectionelevation illustrations and finally accurate
construction documentation. All of these
virtual activities came from a hand-carved
sand model in the physical world.

Without the use of a large format scanner,
large format printer and traditional ways
of sharing our sketch design ideas in the
office during the lockdown, we rely on
the use of hand drawing on 32 " Cintiq
monitors. That simple switch has allowed
us to document the evolution of the design
more easily, share material, interactively
mark-up designs, while skipping a few steps
such as scanning drawings that would have
taken place in the office. Virtualizing this
process due to our isolation, even though
it continues to be a traditional approach,
transfers hand drawing skill directly into the
graphic software used for final presentation
processing. Very often these renderings are
draped over 3D models to start the process
of adding 3D attributes including cars,
people, trees, etc.

10 " SKETCHY " STYLE OF RENDERING FOR
DESIGN STUDIES HELPS TO BRING OUT THE
OVERALL DESIGN ATMOSPHERE OF THE SPACE
RATHER THAN LOOKING AT INDIVIDUAL DESIGN
ELEMENTS. 11 PHOTOREALISTIC RENDERING FOR
FINAL PRESENTATION OF THE SAME PROJECT
AS ABOVE 12 A 3D DESIGN CONCEPT MODEL IS
SHOWN ON THE ANDROID TABLET SCREEN BY
POINTING IT AT THE PLAN DRAWING ON THE TABLE
USING OUR AR APP 13 CLIENT WEARING OUR VR
HEADSET IN OUR LANDINC OFFICE TO VIRTUALLY
WALKTHROUGH THE PROPOSED DESIGN

We have also had success in employing
other virtualization technologies such
as Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual
Reality (VR). The advantage of using AR
makes clients understand the design from
their own iPad/Android Tablets or smart
phone. By pointing at a pre-programmed
piece of graphics such as the masterplan
using their device, a 3D model of the

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design will be displayed on the screen. As
clients move their device left and right, the
model on the screen keeps updating to
match the correct perspective. This gives
a very convincing illusion and sensation
as if the 3D model actually " sits'' on the
masterplan. Most landscape architects have
experienced clients in the past who could
not understand the design in design plan
view. This process of moving around and
through a site plan with an iPhone projecting
it in 3D, has allowed us to overcome that
obstacle (Fig. 12). Essentially, it demystifies
the design ideas and convinces the physical
and natural attributes of a design. Again,
we employ 3D models in AR very early in
the concept stage. The model is designed
to be crude but articulated enough for the
client to understand the site constraints
and coming to the agreement on the design
concept quickly.
VR is similar to AR in that it " fools " our visual
senses. By wearing the VR headset with
earphones, our clients can be in a totally
immersive environment walkthrough of the
design as if they were actually at the site (Fig.
13). On different projects, we also use VR to
virtually experience the design ourselves.



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TO BEGIN WITH | POUR COMMENCER
OUR WRITERS | NOS RÉDACTEURS
PROLOGUE
TECHNOLOGY AND THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE
VIRTUALIZATION OF THE LANDSCAPE DESIGN PROCESS
LE PAYSAGE VIRTUEL COMME OUTIL DE TRAVAIL
DATA-DRIVEN ZONING CODES FOR CLIMATE ACTION
3D FAX MACHINES
LA TECHNOLOGIE À LA RESCOUSSE DE LA SENSIBILITÉ
CRITIQUE
INTERVIEW
FORUM
THE PARTING SHOT | UNE DERNIÈRE SALVE
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