The Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headset was recently used by architect Greg Lynn for a project entered into the 2016 Venice Biennale, known as the "Olympics of architecture". The headset assisted Lynn in a project designed to revamp a massive and abandoned Packard factory plant in Detroit.
Microsoft says Lynn's use of the HoloLens combined with software from Trimble was instrumental in creating this vision for the new structure:
Trimble's powerful mixed-reality technology features and capabilities bring complex architectural designs to life on HoloLens, providing an unmatched level of real-world scale, proportion and perspective. HoloLens and Trimble enabled Greg to cost-effectively visualize and navigate a holographic representation of the Packard space at scale from the convenience of his work space in Venice Beach, California.