Monastery virtual tour, 2013

Augmented reality installation of a monastery found near Kecskemét, Hungary.

XORXOR was commissioned to virtually reconstruct a Romanesque abbey found near Bugac, Hungary. In the simulation one can choose from 3 different views by selecting one of the physical cubes.

Based on so little data from the excavation a handsome of other 12nd century monasteries from the region was used as reference for the interior and the cloister – the main model of the bounding walls was given.

Walking around the abbey

The church was presumably a simple one with three bays built from white limestone with all of the general characteristics of the churches of the era: massive quality, thick walls, small openings, round arches, sturdy piers, groin vaults, large towers and decorative arcading.

The cloister

The inner space was surrounded by round arched arcades and the living-quarters. A small carved drinking-well also beautifies the center.

The nave of the church

Typical romanesque groin vaults, basilical lighting and a high apse with a fresco are all features of the interior.