Augmented reality

Historically, architecture has been viewed through representation and abstraction based on drawings and models. The appearance of digital media and augmented reality has transformed not only the way that we portray the future, but also the way we build it. The ability to produce new digital layers of information and design in real time, and in front of the specific intervention site, helps us to not only understand a possible future reality, but also a digital reality that radically transforms the material space surrounding us. In Model, Barcelona Architectures Festival, we find five augmented reality installations on the ring-road circuit, which develop the Festival’s main themes. These installations have been designed by five international architects with speculative, futuristic visions of the city, and the general public will be able to observe this on site, by using their mobiles.

Completed activities

Queer de Triomf


Augmented reality The Arc de Triomf, as a classic symbol of victory, is reinvented through this augmented reality to offer a new cultural-pride symbol in homage to the thousands of uncelebrated victories of the LGBT community which have represented a monumental change towards the acceptance of various expressions of gender and sexual identity in Catalonia. The project has been made possible thanks to ANF Studio, based in London and run by Adam Nathaniel Furman in collaboration with Sacha Hickinbotham. Més informació

Landlord Open House


Augmented reality During Model. Barcelona Architectures Festival we will see Paral·lel in another light thanks to the work of Farzin Lotfi- Jam, Júlia Nueno Guitart and Austin McInnis. “Valor del sòl” [Value of Land] is an artistic augmented-reality project that shows us, and makes us aware of, the value of land in our city. On Avinguda del Paral·lel, city residents will be able to observe those hidden property structures that govern peoples chances of obtaining a home in Barcelona. How is the city separated into economic classes and strata? Will it continue to be like this in the future? Can we coexist in a city that is for everyone? Més informació

The auguries


Augmented reality The auguries are an ecosystem of virtual indicator species; digital organisms linked to climate change in both appearance and behaviour. We are speculating about a future where these ghostly creatures live with the city’s residents and fluctuate in response to the changing planet. Personifications of real-time data made visible through this augmented reality. Més informació