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AR in the Architecture Domain: State of the Art

Department of History, Representation and Restoration of Architecture, Sapienza University of Rome, Via del Castro Laurenziano, 7/a, 00161 Rome, Italy
Academic Editor: Enrico Vezzetti
Appl. Sci. 2021, 11(15), 6800; https://doi.org/10.3390/app11156800
Received: 7 June 2021 / Revised: 22 July 2021 / Accepted: 22 July 2021 / Published: 24 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Innovative Solutions for Augmented and Virtual Reality Applications)
Augmented reality (AR) allows the real and digital worlds to converge and overlap in a new way of observation and understanding. The architectural field can significantly benefit from AR applications, due to their systemic complexity in terms of knowledge and process management. Global interest and many research challenges are focused on this field, thanks to the conjunction of technological and algorithmic developments from one side, and the massive digitization of built data. A significant quantity of research in the AEC and educational fields describes this state of the art. Moreover, it is a very fragmented domain, in which specific advances or case studies are often described without considering the complexity of the whole development process. The article illustrates the entire AR pipeline development in architecture, from the conceptual phase to its application, highlighting each step’s specific aspects. This storytelling aims to provide a general overview to a non-expert, deepening the topic and stimulating a democratization process. The aware and extended use of AR in multiple areas of application can lead a new way forward for environmental understanding, bridging the gap between real and virtual space in an innovative perception of architecture. View Full-Text
Keywords: augmented reality; architecture; knowledge workflow; digital content; MAR; AEC; modeling process; virtual representation; education augmented reality; architecture; knowledge workflow; digital content; MAR; AEC; modeling process; virtual representation; education
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