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Bring your concepts to life

Igloo visualisations bring your architectural, engineering, and construction design concepts to life.

If you create 3D, CAD, CGI or BIM content, use 360° films or fly-throughs, or want to show clients or stakeholders how your finished concepts will look and feel, Igloo is a fully-immersive, highly-engaging, surprisingly-affordable visualisation platform.

Business benefits

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Improve sales processes
Show exactly how your concepts will look and feel.

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Speed-up the sign-off
Answer detailed planning questions with life-like demonstrations.

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Increase engagement
Win over community and stakeholder groups.

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Reduce planning errors
Experience spatial interactions and complex dynamics, and spot potential issues.

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Enhance collaboration
Bring all your teams together - design, engineering, clients and end-users.

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Data visualisation
Turn data into visuals that people can readily absorb, without cluttering screens.

Work smarter and faster

With Igloo, you’re not tied down to a single tool or service provider. Use all your existing visualisation tools and workflows.

Our flexible systems give you the freedom to use the tools you are already familiar with in your everyday workflows.

Even when working with very large BIM models, encompassing thousands of rooms and sophisticated mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP), the Igloo system handles it without breaking a sweat.

Meanwhile, our straightforward, easy-to-use software means that you don’t need onsite technical support, or even to be that proficient with CAD. Instead, you get immediate value from your Igloo investment. And, of course, if you ever need help or guidance, our technical support team is only ever a phone call away.

A true-to-life, flexible visualisation environment

With a wraparound 360° canvas, our environments are ideal visualisation tools. 

Our cylinder environments don't suffer from annoying distortions. And, in contrast to flat and large-format screen systems, you can step right inside your visualisations.

And our software handles perspective-correction so that, even in spaces like our cubes or immersive rooms, your view isn't affected by pesky corners. The content is adjusted, in real-time, to account for the geometry of your space - so it's as true-to-life as you can get, with 1:1 scale.

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Increase spatial understanding

It is easier and more intuitive to understand spatial dynamics, including scale, shape, location, distance and direction. Information can therefore be assimilated more quickly and effectively.

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Improve team interaction

Igloo eliminates the need for team members to huddle uncomfortably around a single screen. Instead, they can collaborate and interact more easily, drawing each other’s attention to details and taking full advantage of the so-called field of regard (FOR).

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Increase peripheral awareness

An entire panoramic, 360° image can be displayed. So instead of being preoccupied or distracted by a portion or selective view of the data, it can be seen and comprehended in its entirety.

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Reduce information clutter

With a huge screen area, it is possible to display and integrate various types and sources of information (such as icons, windows, text boxes, and glyphs). So a variety of information can be assimilated and cross-referenced more quickly and effectively.

Powered by Igloo software & plugins, tailored for visualisation

Igloo software is built for ease-of-use and stability. It’s easy to start (just two clicks from your desktop) and operate. And you will quickly learn how to get the best from it.

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Igloo Realtime

A set of game engine plug-ins for your Igloo Shared VR system compatible with Unity and Unreal Engine. Easily create interactive content to display in your 360° immersive room for games, experiences, designs and visualisations.

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Igloo Warper

Igloo Warper is the core program for displaying content in the Igloo Shared VR system for simulations, visualisations and experiences.

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Igloo Web

Igloo Web is a fully-functioning 360° web browser designed for your Igloo immersive space. Embrace the internet in 360° and bring any webpage or web-based app into your Igloo space.

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Igloo Capture

Igloo Capture is content-agnostic and compatible with almost any content you could want to display, transforming meetings, presentations, training, education, and events.

Don't take our word for it

What do our clients think?

“Located at the heart of the campus, our students and faculty now have access to a state-of-the-art facility that elevates our widely recognised strengths in the digital arts and humanities.”

"Even building professionals have a hard time visualizing something until they get to see it in an immersive situation like this, and then it becomes real."

“Previously it took a number of weeks working with the planners to help them understand how the buildings related to each other and related to the context, we had to do up a number of complicated views and spend a lot of money. Using this kind of technology we can agree that in five minutes.”

Christopher Long
Dean of College and Arts, Michigan State University

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Seán Murphy
Development Manager, Skanska UK

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Tom Branton
Senior Development Manager, Lendlease

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Take a look at some case studies

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Wessex Water

Wessex Water and AECOM used Igloo Shared VR in the refurbishment of a water treatment facility.

Lendlease

An Igloo cylinder is the VRoom, used in a multi-billion regeneration programme.

Take a look at more case studies or speak to us about how to use Igloo for visualisation.