Tuesday July 19, 2016

Using Virtual Reality To Create A New Corporate Headquarters

What do we think of Nvidia’s future headquarters? The idea was to create something akin to the "canopy of a sky-high tree" and have light filter down into workspaces. Nvidia technologies such as Iray, graphical processors, and VR headsets all aided in the architectural design.

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Mr. Huang hired the design firm Gensler for the project, working with the architect Hao Ko to capture Nvidia’s culture of being open, collaborative and flexible in the building design. To make real the notion of light filtering from above, they began with a scattered array of triangle-shaped skylights. The triangle is emblematic of the basic graphical component of modern software rendering systems that create 3-D graphical images that the Nvidia hardware generates.