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Virtual reality is primarily understood by the general public as a medium for games and films but the possibility of mixing the virtual with the real environment offers much more diverse uses. Augmented reality is a first approach. With the help of this technology reality can be extended by any virtual component. It is thus possible to project informations, screens or holograms on surfaces in the environment with the help of glasses.
The counterpart to this technique is Diminished Reality which makes it possible to reduce excisting elements by content-sensitive filling. With this technique, it is possible to visually hide any object  in the field of view, without visually striking a gap. Together, the described techniques can be summed up by the term Mixed Realites.

In the following, the Mixed Reality is to be examined for its future possibilities and meanings. The technology is not just an entertainment medium. Above all, attention should be paid to their significance for future architecture. On the basis of four stages pass the next 100 years we want to analyse the development of this technology. How could cities react to the new technology? What are the new requirements for facades? What are the possibilities for urban development and what are the risks? The university campus of the TU Braunschweig is considered as an area for the analysis of the scenarios. The structurally heterogeneous campus of old-style buildings, solitaires and the high-rise buildings form an interesting basic structure.


  • Nils Besler
  • Frederik Pätzmann


  • Responsive City


  • für Städtebau und Entwurfsmethodik
  • Prof. Uwe Brederlau
  • WM Amir Touhidi
  • WM Jonathan Nestler


  • WS 2017/18