From BIM to VR - Integrating immersive visualizations in the current design process
Paper i proceeding, 2014

This paper presents a system that allows immersive visualizations to become a natural and integrated part of the current building design process. It is realized through three main components: (1) the Oculus Rift - a new type of Head Mounted Display (HMD) directed at the consumer market, (2) a real-time rendering engine supporting large Building Information Models (BIM) that is, (3) implemented as a plug-in in a BIM authoring software. In addition to provide details regarding the implementation and integration of the different components in our system, we present an evaluation of it from three different perspectives; rendering performance, navigation interface and the ability to support fast design iterations.


real-time rendering

Building information modeling


Virtual reality


Mikael Johansson

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Construction Management

Mattias Roupé

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Construction Management

Mikael Viklund Tallgren

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Construction Management

Fusion - Proceedings of the 32nd eCAADe Conference - Volume 2 (eCAADe 2014)



Annan data- och informationsvetenskap


Människa-datorinteraktion (interaktionsdesign)

Annan samhällsbyggnadsteknik


Informations- och kommunikationsteknik

Building Futures