Construct Your Reality at the ULI Toronto Symposium

How do tomorrow’s cutting edge Augmented and Virtual Reality technologies affect built structures? More importantly, how do they fit with your vision? Join us at the ULI Toronto Symposium as we showcase our Augmented and Virtual Reality solutions with Boszko & Verity to uncover these answers for yourself. Drop by room 104D on Monday, April […]
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Hololens Mesh Scan

The OMG Factor: Building Our New Office With The Hololens

While gearing up to relocate Designstor in May we had an “aha” moment when we realized this was the perfect opportunity to test our applications with the Hololens and HTC Vive on ourselves. We could experience firsthand what it would be like to design and plan a space pre-construction using our own services. In today’s […]
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Designstor moving graphic

We’re Moving!

A month ago we announced an updated look to our brand identity alongside a new website design and logo. This month we’re keeping the momentum going with another big announcement… We’re moving. Moving as in: box all of your belongings, pack up all the servers, turn the lights off, and say hello to a brand new […]
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What’s the difference between VR, AR and MR?

By now, you’ve likely heard all the jargon and endless explanations distinguishing the different “realities” that are available via Microsoft Hololens, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and other hardware. Yet, somehow those differences still seem a little hazy. At Designstor, we work in these different realities almost daily, and have found there’s no better way to […]
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Notice Anything Different?

Much has changed since Designstor was founded in 2000, and much will continue to change as we grow. When we entered the visualization space in Toronto, it was from an ant-sized office atop a melting wax artist’s studio. Like most humble beginnings, it took great work with even better clients to turn our wax coated […]
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QRC West Rendering Challenge

The QRC West building in Toronto seems to have a magnetic pull to us here at Designstor. We have a long history with the popular development, dating back to 2007 when we first partnered with Sweeny Co. Architects to produce the renderings. We have seen it through from conception to construction, and now, with the […]
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Understanding VR in Real Estate and Development

All sorts of sci-fi images are conjured up in one’s mind at the mention of “Virtual Reality”. It’s a trendy word to drop these days, and is, unfortunately, often dropped out of proper context in the Real Estate and Development industry. If you are trying to wrap your head around the world of VR, and […]
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Rowan San Francisco

Rowan San Francisco: A Noble Lineage

Continuing along in our string of San Francisco projects is Rowan, a mid-rise condo that launches today.  We’re thrilled to be involved in this development and wish Trumark Urban all the best on this exciting day! Rowan is the descendant to an application that was first deployed some three years ago. Its great-great grandmother was a real-time […]
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Holo Wow-I-Can’t-Believe-How-Cool-that-Is

About a month ago Designstor had the honour of becoming part of the first wave of developers to get their hands on the new Microsoft Hololens.  It was a while before Franco and Rob stopped hogging the units for initial tests, but eventually, everyone got to try them. And, almost without exception, the first word to […]
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The Penthouse Collection

It’s hard to argue against the benefits of life at the top. The views are spectacular, the city quieter and the spaces often larger. If those benefits aren’t impressive enough, consider the emotional and psychological effects of key-only access or the ability to sunbathe in privacy (and without shade). Beyond the welcome added vitamin D, […]
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