The Surco Building, was a real-estate proposal targeted a middle class urbanization in Lima that is currently going through a gentrification process. The floor plan layout was a combination of the real estate agent suggestions and the architect. It was redesign to fit the square meters desired by the real-estate agent. The project only required visualization for marketing purposes leaving all the technical building aspects to the construction company. At that moment all the available information was the location of the building the sun trajectory and the city climate conditions. In order to avoid direct solar irradiation the east and west facades were covered with a permeable wooden façade. Likewise the terraces were oriented to the northern façade.
The second stage of this project came as collaboration with Stefan Niedermair. He selected the Surco building as a suitable example to use on an Augmented Reality workshop presented at the eCAADe 2013 conference in Delft. The original 3d model needed to be optimized in order to fit the recommended number of faces and textures a model should have to be displayed on mobile devices. This implied that most of the façade details, needed to be represented through textures and not geometry. At the same time some interactions had to be integrated on the 3d model, such as floor separations.
Additionally, the floor plans needed to be optimized as suitable trackables, the lines needed to be thicker and increase the level of detail that is usually required by architecture drawing plans.
The overall process implied a continuous feedback from Stefan Niedermair, both 3d model and plans, needed to be tested several times.