Visual outputs have become less like stand-alone works of art and more like sketches of yore. Through the use of new architectural technologies, we’ve been able to reconfigure our design process to incorporate space visualization in real time, adding a level of fluidity and immediacy that was lacking in the past.
Previously, visualization of spaces was accomplished by creating renderings (digital or by hand), completely separate from the design process. These undertakings were labor intensive, requiring both huge time and monetary investments. As such, renderings were often treated as an additional service for clients.