Greg Lynn reimagines detroit car factory at Venice Biennale using Microsoft Hololens

Architect greg lynn has used technology developed by microsoft and trimble to redesign the packard plant — a historic, abandoned automobile factory in detroit. presented inside the US pavilion at the 2016 venice architecture biennale, the project is titled ‘the center for fulfillment, knowledge and innovation’, and integrates a range of different programs. the new plant design incorporates innovations in robotic manufacturing, autonomous transportation and online retail.

Using microsoft hololens and trimble technology, lynn was able to experience his 3D models as holograms placed in the real world. the technology enabled the architect to quickly analyze various scenarios in the context of the physical environment, consequently shortening the design cycle. ‘trimble mixed-reality technology and microsoft hololens bring the design to life and bridge the gap between the digital and physical,’ explained greg lynn. ‘Using this technology I can make decisions at the moment of inception, shorten the design cycle and improve communication with my clients.’ 

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source: Design Boom