World’s largest virtual computer-generated skyscraper in Brazil
Brazilian practice Königsberger Vannucchi Architects has entered the record books with the world’s biggest augmented reality marker for its latest skyscraper.
The Fibrasa Connection project allows customers and potential buyers for the office development, in Vitória, the capital of the southern Brazilian state Espírito Santo, to see the building in situ before construction work has even begun.
In an elaborate set-up, notebook computer displays have been fitted to a helicopter which flies over the site with an augmented reality reader attached. The giant square black and white marker on the ground then triggers a display of a full size 3D model of the 32,000 sq m development on the screens.
There is also a larger screen in the development’s sales room.
Similar augmented reality projects have been used across London on a smaller scale, allowing owners of smart phones such as the iPhone, to hold their device up to a black and white square which triggers a real-time view of the surrounding environment with added objects, which have included adverts, buildings and people.
The Fibrasa Connection project was awarded record-breaking status by Guinness World Records at the end of last month.