Layers is an app that was designed with the hope of encouraging heritage building renovations to focus on retaining the smaller and more refined intricacies of the interior. Typically heritage renovations spend more time and effort retaining just the facade and these smaller details get lost. The app works by breaking down the existing interior to result in four key points: colour, form, materiality and history. Using the app you photograph and capture these throughout the historic building, this then creates a mood board/ palette of colours and materials, that allows you to repurpose these aspects into the same space after renovations have occurred.
This has recently featured in ArchitectureNow: http://architecturenow.co.nz/articles/spaces-of-the-future/