We are thrilled to launch a brand new Gallery page, and from ARki 7.1 the gallery will showcase some of most exciting projects carried out by the ARki community!
Below meet some of the innovative projects and designers working in AR.
ARki 7.1 is out now and it includes several feature enhancements including:
A sneak peek into ARki 7.1 coming soon.
The Nextgen railway footbridges catalogue is a series of passenger footbridges, which has been put together by the Buildings and Architecture department at Network Rail. Their latest addition to the catalogue, the Futura bridge, is now made public via ARki 7.0 update.
ARki 7.0 includes a major list of new features, helping you create faster, more engaging augmented reality experiences!
We are excited to be the winning app in this years’ Architizer A+ Awards, in the apps and digital tools category.
The Architizer A+Awards is the largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year’s best architecture and products. Its mission is to nurture the appreciation of meaningful design in the world and champion its potential for a positive impact on everyday life.
Check out the winning products HERE!
Augmented reality is an important technology for architecture and urban planning because it is based on spatial computing, therefore it has an ability to understand 3d physical spaces, buildings, and infrastructure, and overlay these with contextually relevant information. If we fast forward a few years in wearable computing - when iOS and Android are no longer supported on mobile phones, but instead on some variation of eyewear, then we can start to really explore the usefulness of AR in our everyday experiences, and the way we design, view and create architecture, and our urban environment. As designers its important to understand the value of spatial computing, as it can not only inform the way we create physical spaces, but also the way we experience the city.
Creating ARki over the last few years has been quite a journey, In this interview for the App Store, Founder of ARki app Sahar Fikouhi discusses her story for creating ARki, and how her time working as an architect at Foster and Partners helped shape the vision for an augmented reality toolkit for architects.
In this era of mobile computation, it is important to understand how architectural space is continually determined through digital interfaces, as much as it is by its physical counterparts. As computational intelligence strengthens within the domain of augmented reality technology, it becomes vital to understand how people experience physical space through a series of digitally crafted landscapes, and how these digital interfaces can become embedded within architectural design and fabrication.
With the release of ARki 2.0 we made a challenging decision to re-develop the app with the inclusion of a marker-less AR solution, ARkit, versus our previous marker-driven SDK provided by Vuforia. The pro and cons of both solutions were extensive, and we deliberated over this decision tirelessly. However in the end ARkit won, and today I wanted to go over some of our reasons for why we chose to upgrade to ARkit over our beloved Vuforia SDK.
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