In the following project I was exploring applications of Augmented Reality technology in theatre production and as a technique of architectural expression.
The following re-development of the Parkfiled Industrial Estate in Battersea, provides a number of performance spaces featuring use of Augmented Reality in theatre production alongside an AR research Hub. Adjacent there is a food and beverage provision.
Visitors can explore the site using AR headsets provided by the Augment Reality Theatre or they can use their own AR devices. The Augment Reality Theatre provides a testing ground for various applications of AR technology where theatre directors, 3D artists and architects can work collaboratively.
The integration of augmented reality and architecture in theatre performance allows researchers to identify emerging patterns and limitations of AR technology in its current form.
The AR research Hub, in collaboration with theatre directors, can work together to improve and develop augmented reality technology based on the feedback provided by the visitors.
AR technology is being used at all stages of the design process including planning and construction stage. Use of augmented reality technology at the early stage of the design process directly references The Scratch approach practiced at Battersea Art Centre.