The Augmented Reality as an Instrument for the Representation/Visualization of Architecture

  • Mirco CannellaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 919)


This paper deals with issues related to the representation/visualization of architecture and its narration through the augmented reality tools. Specifically, the possible scenarios and the different strategies to address the problems related to the application of AR platforms in the field of cultural heritage are presented.

Some case studies will be analyzed and the use of augmented reality applied to museums and archaeological sites including the Museum of the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine in Paris, the Regional Archaeological Museum A. Salinas in Palermo and the archaeological site of Selinunte.

Thanks to these exemplary cases, the potential and critical aspects of the latest AR technologies developed by Google applied to indoor and outdoor contexts will be analyzed.


Augmented reality 3D modeling Cultural heritage Education 



The activity presented in the paper is part of the research grant supported by University of Venice IUAV and the Archaeological Park of Selinunte.

I thank the architect Chiara Scarnò for providing me with the digital model of the Temple E.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Culture del progettoUniversità IUAV of VeniceVeniceItaly

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