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id caadria2011_048
authors Webb, Nicholas and Andrew Brown
year 2011
title Digital forensics as a tool for augmenting historical architectural analysis: Case study: The student work of James Stirling
source Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia / The University of Newcastle, Australia 27-29 April 2011, pp. 505-514
summary Digital techniques in architecture have developed rapidly over the last 25 years. This has enabled digitally mediated visualisations to become increasingly complex, and potentially more beneficial to the user. In architectural critique this creates an opportunity to reanalyse and re-interpret paper and photographic records of architectural artefacts. The information available to construct models of lost or unbuilt designs is almost always incomplete; therefore interpretation of material requires parallel study into the architect, their influences and the contemporary context they operated within. This can prove to be a rich exercise in augmenting a critical architectural analysis of an architect, a built product or building type. The process of constructing a model and its subsequent analysis can be referred to as scenario building, or informed extrapolation. This paper uses the reconstruction of an unbuilt scheme by Sir James Stirling as a vehicle to explore and illustrate the techniques, implications and limitations of the process.
keywords Forensic analysis; digital modelling; scenario building; virtual reconstruction
series CAADRIA
email n.j.webb@liverpool.ac.uk
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