Architectural VisualisationAugmented Reality

Augmented Reality for Communicating Architecture

By November 23, 2007 No Comments

Augmented Reality (AR)is an interesting and underused concept in communicating the cityscape. Embedded below is an example of using AR in a exhibition environment illustrating the Master Plan for the Almada Waterfront by Richard Rogers:

Any 3D architectural model can be used in a AR context with a simple location marker, a webcam and freely available software. The unique concept of the movie above is integrating the marker onto a glove – it seems to work well.

See our previous Tutorial on Quick and Easy AR for full details on creating your own AR visualisation.


Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.