£2,500 Engaged Research Seed Fund - Augmented Architectural Exhibition

  • Niblock, Chantelle (Recipient)

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


User Experience of the Endless House App - an Augmented Architectural Exhibition
Architectural models by the visionary architect Frederick Kiesler for the design of the Endless House, 1959, are disparately located in museums across the world; they are fragile models and physical access is restricted. The Endless House was never built, but it has been a vehicle of study for artists and architecture researchers, internationally, for decades. This work is highly influential as Kiesler associated with well-known artists and architects, establishing a reputation as a
maverick. An augmented exhibition app, which aims to celebrate and promote Kiesler’s historic architectural scaled models has been developed. The app combines archival research, laser scan data and spatial narratives by international collaborators. It is a cross-disciplinary project, which invites a dialogue between conservators who maintain the model, curators who interpret it and architectural academics and students who study it.
An earlier demo of the app can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/pjitNqMgmNo
Degree of recognitionLocal
Granting OrganisationsQueen's University Belfast