3D visualization of historic earthen structures for the documentation of deterioration processes and conservation work: the case of the ancient Buddhist monastery of Ajina Tepa, Tajikistan.

Enrico Fodde, Y Fujii, Kunio Watanabe

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Abstract

The holistic approach to documentation, scientific research and practical work is indispensable for proper conservation of historic sites. Usually, every expertise is performed by a different specialist, so that the amalgamation among those different knowledges tends to be lost. In the project “Preservation of the Buddhist Monastery Ajina Tepa, Tajikistan”, the authors tightly linked different expertises for achieving proper conservation. For the documentation, photogrammetry was selected for the 3D visualization of the site, but also for the monitoring of deterioration and the recording of conservation work. Furthermore, this method was used to clarify the deterioration mechanism and update the conservation plan. As for scientific research, the properties of historic construction material were studied through laboratory analysis. As salt weathering is the major agent of deterioration of the site, evaporation from walls was measured. By combining all results, a proper conservation plan was assembled and executed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages62-71
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventTerrasia 2011, International Conference on Earthen Architecture in Asia - Mokpo, Republic of Korea, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Oct 201114 Oct 2011

Conference

ConferenceTerrasia 2011, International Conference on Earthen Architecture in Asia
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityMokpo, Republic of Korea
Period11/10/1114/10/11

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    Fodde, E., Fujii, Y., & Watanabe, K. (2011). 3D visualization of historic earthen structures for the documentation of deterioration processes and conservation work: the case of the ancient Buddhist monastery of Ajina Tepa, Tajikistan.. 62-71. Paper presented at Terrasia 2011, International Conference on Earthen Architecture in Asia, Mokpo, Republic of Korea, UK United Kingdom.