Dreamlife Design fuses tradition and virtual Vancouver real estate

Posted by Warren Frey

Vancouver real estate can be said to border on the unreal at the best of times, but when the Georgia Court, one of the city's best-known hotels, decided to retool into a combination hotel and a 48 storey tower filled with luxury suites, they turned to a company well-versedin creating virtual worlds. While the hotel itself leans on tradition, Vancouver firm Dreamlife Design was able to bring 21st century visualization to the process. Dreamlife combines 3d design, stills, and animation to create walkthroughs of spaces for, amongst others, real estate companies. According to a recent profile in the Globe and Mail, Dreamlife's "all in one" approach at first puzzled the (none too computer savvy) real estate industry, but with a video production crew, architects and animators on staff Dreamlife was able to prove its worth to both Delta (the company behind the Georgia Court project) and Sotheby, who they helped recently with visualizations of the Ritz-Carlton.

With Vancouver a magnet for design, 3D animation and (to a lesser extent) video and film production, it makes sense that industries like real estate will begin so see the benefits of dealing with "all in one" firms like Dreamlife Design, as long as they embrace the digital world, and realize that tech extends both their reach as businesses and their ability to satisfy customers increasingly at home in virtual spaces.

Company:
DreamLife Design Inc.
Website:
http://www.dreamlifedesign.ca
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

DreamLife is a group of energetic individuals who are passionate about real estate visualization. We ensure that our clients are happy, that the project is on track and that our visualizations are sexy…for us, sexy means “Wow”, “dynamic” and that intangible “you know it when you see it” quality. At DreamLife, we do what we love and love what we do. Our commitment to quality, service and creativity is reflected in... more


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Warren Frey

Warren Frey

Warren Frey is a writer, editor, blogger and podcaster based out of Vancouver, BC. After working for six years in the Canadian broadcasting industry, he switched to print and has since covered varied assignments from plumbing conferences to star-studded film galas. But he’s never lost his love for the internet and interactive media, from his teens when he dived into the WELL on his “Woz”... more



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