Interactive Tabletops for Architectural Visualization: Combining Stereoscopy and Touch Interfaces for Cultural Heritage

Bruno Figueiredo, Eduardo Castro e Costa, Bruno Araújo, Fernando Fonseca, Daniel Mendes, Joaquim Jorge, José Pinto Duarte

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Abstract

This paper presents an interactive apparatus to didactically explore Alberti’s treatise on architecture, De re aedificatoria, as generative design systems, namely shape grammars. This apparatus allows users to interactively explore such architectonical knowledge in both appealing and informal ways, by enabling them to visualize and manipulate in real-time different design solutions. The authors identify the difficulties on encoding the architectural knowledge of a parametric design model into an interactive apparatus to be used by laypeople. At last, the authors discuss the results of a survey conducted to users that interacted with the prototype in order to assess its ability to communicate the knowledge of an architectural language.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 32nd eCAADe Conference
Place of PublicationNorthumbria University, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Pages585-592
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Figueiredo, B., Castro e Costa, E., Araújo, B., Fonseca, F., Mendes, D., Jorge, J., & Duarte, J. P. (2014). Interactive Tabletops for Architectural Visualization: Combining Stereoscopy and Touch Interfaces for Cultural Heritage. In Proceedings of the 32nd eCAADe Conference (pp. 585-592).