By comparing the work of the "paper architects" to the recent technology of augmented reality, we can see how representation techniques have evolved, especially in recent years, with digital tools becoming almost an extension of our body.
In the current issue of Domus, which is dedicated to the theme of representation, Ethel Baraona Pohl's "From Line to Hyperreality" piece surveys contemporary architectural representation, from traditional techniques to the latest innovations and advancements. Integrating the article are a number of images with augmented reality layers, enclosing added information, movement and animations.
This was rendered possible with Aurasma, an application which combines image recognition and a conceptual understanding of the 3D world, to recognize objects and images and seamlessly merge augmented reality actions into the scene.
To bring the images in the magazine to life, download Aurasma from your App Store or the Android Market. Point your mobile device at the images in the article that are tagged with a smartphone icon to access the extra features.
Below, a video illustrating the process: