"Atlas: Zersiedelung Steiermark"
Visualising Urban Sprawl
Design Master Studio at the Institute of Architecture and Media / Graz University of Technology
Based on analytic maps, statistic tables and detailed research into 30 topics around the vast field of Urban Sprawl in Styria a database with over a million entries was distilled. This substantial survey of the spatial planning status quo evolved into the Augmented Styria Desk, including eight high-end applications - conceived and constructed by teachers and students at the Institute of Architecture and Media.
With two video beamers animated visualisations are superimposed onto a milled, topographic model. As input devices we introduced on the one hand a tracking system to register motion - basically a three-dimensional mouse, if you will. On the other there is a video camera to recognise patterns and icons - thus interaction via objects and cards.
The aim: Weave an Atlas full of algorithmic interpretation, extrapolation and design...