miami high rise
october 2017
An interactive exhibition held at MCAD Miami, the Miami High Rise exhibition documents Miami's development through the lens of typological, stylistic and technological mutations in the architecture of the tall building emphasizing on its historic legacy and its future opportunities. From the Downtown boom of the 1920s to the rise of Brickell Avenue as an international banking hub, a legacy is drawn that understands high-rise not only as a building phenomenon, but as a vivid expression of the local city culture. The exhibition consists of three parts:

1. An illustration of the city's major high-rise typologies, through an explicative timeline, seven custom-made physical models of historic towers and ten contemporary project presentations.
2. An overview of new technologies that will affect the future of high rise construction.
3. A digital presentation of built and unbuilt work by faculty members of the UM School of Architecture and Florida International University.

In addition, a custom mobile application was designed and developed for this exhibition in which participants can interact and view a digital contextual city of Miami model, in Augmented Reality, associated with each of the seven custom-made physical models. This was designed and developed by Christopher Chung and his team at RAD-UM.
Christopher Chung
Germane Barnes
Eric Firley
Yasmine Benchekroun
Owen Berry
Qiazi Chen
Lorena Knezevic
Sydney Maubert
Shannar O'Connor
Xiangyu Shao
Gabriel Soomar
Yuanxun Xia
My involvement with this project was at RAD-UM ( in which I was one of the co-curators of the exhibition. My focus was on the technology aspect of the exhibition, in which I managed, designed and developed the augmented reality android app for the exhibit. Please take a look at the video of the interactive experience in using the Miami-High-Rise APP.
augmented reality
exhibition opening - october 6, 2017
augmented reality APP
The Miami High Rise APP was developed allowing visitors to use tablets to view additional information about each project. By scanning each model, visitors will be able to see the contextual 3D model of downtown Miami. Additionally, visitors can see additional information through images and text.
Instructions on how to interact with the models and custom-built augmented reality apps.
With seven selected high rises located throughout downtown Miami, the Miami High Rise APP shows additional information about each project using augmented reality. By using the site plans as an image target, specific information pertaining to each project is shown. Visitors can pick up a tablet, scan each project viewing the contextual 3D digital model of downtown Miami, view an image gallery of that particular project in addition to a description about each project.
3D Context model through Augmented Reality.
Image Gallery
Project Description
Exhibition Description
Atlantis Brickell
Four Ambassadors
Dade County Courthouse
Alfred Dupont Building
Freedom Tower
Brickell Arch
Prof. Germane Barnes viewing the 3D context model through Augmented Reality.