VR-Lab

VR-Lab

 

 

 

 

Virtual Reality Laboratory (VR-Lab)

Virtual Reality Lab (VR-Lab)

Teaching history of garden art and landscape architecture through Virtual Reality

Teaching history of garden art and landscape architecture through Virtual Reality

The VR-Lab at NMBU has been working in collaboration with the Theory and History Research Group on facilitating a story guided VR tours for historical gardens and parks that enable educators, researchers and students to observe and understand the complications of historical sites interactively and dynamically and provide a comprehensive historic experience of them.

Developing new technologies for land use planning in historically important landscapes

Developing new technologies for land use planning in historically important landscapes

VR-Lab is in a new project funded by RCN (Research Council of Norway) that will empower new ideas for enhancing communication in the planning process. Ramzi Hassan and Marius Grønning from NMBU are joining efforts with NTNU and partners to develop a digital and visual solution as a support system for sustainable spatial planning and management for planners, residents, politicians and decision makers.

Computer Games as a Tool in Public Participation Processes in Spatial Planning

Computer Games as a Tool in Public Participation Processes in Spatial Planning

City-building computer games sparked the interest of urban planning master students Andreas Bjørne Jacobsen & Martin Reigstad. They submitted and well defended in June 2020 a master study thesis in the topic of gamification in urban planning at NMBU.

Traditional architecture gives better sense of well-being than contemporary glass and steel buildings

Traditional architecture gives better sense of well-being than contemporary glass and steel buildings

This is the finding of a recent study where researchers have used the latest in virtual reality technology (VR).

New publication with Kostas Mouratidis in the journal: Cities

New publication with Kostas Mouratidis in the journal: Cities

New publication of a research collaboration with Department of Urban and Regional Planning researcher Kostas Mouratidis is now out in the journal Cities with the title " Contemporary versus traditional styles in architecture and public space: A virtual reality study with 360-degree videos”. 

Developing VR solutions for Olav Vs gate in Oslo

Developing VR solutions for Olav Vs gate in Oslo

In collaboration with VR-Lab at NMBU and COWI, Knut Andreas Øyvang has been implementing VR technology in the design process in order visualize possible solutions at Olav Vs gate in Oslo.

The Virtual Reality Lab

The VR-Lab at NMBU is a facility that provides new possibilities for modelling, reconstructing, visualizing, and communicating knowledge.

It is an arena for testing and experimenting with 3D visualization technologies and ways of sharing knowledge, aiming to increase collaboration, motivation and engagement in a learning process.

Virtual Reality Lab at NMBU is used in following fields:

  • Research and development
  • Education
  • Architectural design and landscape planning
  • Public participation
  • Art: the creation of artistic applications
  • Reconstruction and digital heritage
  • Testing of 3D visualization technolgies
  • Utilization of 3D digital solution for museums
  • Applications for tourism and accessibility