HoloLens Reviewer Score: ★★★★☆

Download this app from the Microsoft Store. Download size is 33 MB.

Editor’s Review
We see this as a killer app – terrific use for the HoloLens that all architects should be considering right now.  Instead of looking a blueprints or renderings, walk though your “house” before it’s built.  Open doors and windows, even the A/C unit fan is spinning.

This technology will definitely prevent costly mistakes by allowing home builders to see issues before pounding a nail.

The user interface needs a bit of polish.  Also, the stairs really need to be an action item – clicking them should take you upstairs/downstairs, otherwise how can you see the other floors (besides shrinking down to dollhouse size).

Warning – you should have a very large open room to run this, or else it will be frustrating trying to walk around the virtual space.

Publisher’s Description
Walk through your future home with Mixed Reality.

Have you ever visited a home that doesn’t exist yet? With ARchitect that’s exactly what we propose to do: to visit the inside and outside of a house. Explore your future home. Climb the stairs and visit every room. Open every door, window and garage door. All of this before it has even been built.

Check the Sun light on your future home at every hour of the day, from the point of view of your choice.

 Scoring Matrix
Criteria Notes Score
User Interface We shouldn’t have to reference the app store website to see what all the commands are to control the app.  Easy to use otherwise. ★★★☆☆
Graphics/3D Modeling Quality The graphics aren’t great, but a home model probably won’t be extremely textured anyway. ★★★★☆
Idea Execution Amazing use for this technology – expect to see this in use very soon. ★★★★★
Amount of Content Walk through your entire house – even see what the bathrooms will look like. ★★★★★
Wow Factor What’s not to love about experiencing your home for the very first time. ★★★★★