Ernesto Korrodi was a Swiss architect who settled in Leiria at the
beginning of the 20th century. He is associated with Art Nouveau in Portugal
and is considered one of the first archaeological architects, responsible for
the first restoration works on the castle of Leiria.
As we enter the “Ernesto Korrodi
Interactive Room”, we begin by seeing the architect's lifeline drawn on the
the centre of the room, a digital design
and execution project has been designed, set up on a table, where visitors
can get to know and interact with Korrodi’s work.
Based on the principles of Augmented Reality, it was possible to
give life to this table,
combining technologies and techniques such as Video Mapping, computer
vision and touch interaction, motion design and 3D animation.
By using the table as Ernesto
Korrodi’s workspace, it is possible to observe and discover: the project sheets
of his most significant work, which respond to the touch of visitors; the
Castle of Leiria, before and after the intervention by the architect, his
studies and restoration project, while we unfold the central book on the table;
trivia about Korrodi's life, such as that his wife being among the first to own
a bicycle in Leiria, or their commitment to promoting Leiria as a tourist