Molecular City is an installation conceived with Royal College of Art students to question the nature of the twenty-first century city. By taking advantage of Augmented Reality technology, Molecular City allows the public to create their collective hybrid city by superimposing virtual architectures onto the existing city of Porto via computer projection. The physical space of Porto becomes a canvas constantly connected to the endless possibilities provided by virtual space.
Roberto Bottazzi (Dott. Arch. Hons, MASA) is an architect, researcher, and educator living in London. He currently teaches at University of Westminster and Royal College of Art where he is research co-ordinator for the Mphil/Phd programme as well as master tutor. His research on the impact of globalisation on architecture and urbanism has been internationally published including recent participation in Domus Web and Columbia initiative ‘Publish’ and Audi Urban Future conference at RIBA.
Trained at the Bartlett School of Architecture, Tobias Klein works as an experimental designer, critic and educator. He co-founded the 'research by design' network Horhizon in 2008, is currently teaching at the Architectural Association and the Royal College of Arts, whilst running his practice tobiasklein studio. His work has been exhibited internationally, most recently at the 12th International Architectural Biennale in Venice, the Aram Gallery and the Royal Academy Summer Show 2010 London. www.kleintobias.com
Tasos Varoudis is an architect, computer scientist and creative designer/technologist. He received a Diploma and MSc in Architectural Engineering in NTUA and a Computing Engineering DIC and MSc at the Imperial College London. Currently, he is a funded researcher in the fields of adaptive architectural space, spatial analysis, and ambient technology. His projects and research is driven by 'code, form and space' to create experiences that playfully challenge our perception of spaces, vision and objects. Info and Projects - Tasos Varoudis @ arch+ech