Modelling the Ionic capital

Paul Richens, Georg Herdt

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Abstract

In the course of a study into the origins of the Ionic order, a group of fragmentary early capitals of historic importance were measured by short-range laser-scanning, and then reconstructed in their original state by means of NURBS surface modelling. Drawings, renderings and scaled facsimiles were produced from both types of model, and proved invaluable in the formal analysis of the objects by architectural historians. It is suggested that these digital methods are more objective and accurate than traditional drawings and plaster reconstructions, and the resulting datasets more sustainable and of greater value to subsequent researchers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputation: the new realm of architectural design: proceedings of the 27th Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, September 16-19, 2009, Istanbul Technical University and Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
EditorsGulen Cagdas, Birgul Colakoglu
Place of PublicationIstanbul
PublishereCAADe
Pages809-816
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780954118389
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009
EventProceedings of the 27th Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe - Instanbul, Turkey
Duration: 15 Sep 200918 Sep 2009

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 27th Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
CountryTurkey
CityInstanbul
Period15/09/0918/09/09

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  • classical ionic history pointcloud reconstruction modelling

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Richens, P., & Herdt, G. (2009). Modelling the Ionic capital. In G. Cagdas, & B. Colakoglu (Eds.), Computation: the new realm of architectural design: proceedings of the 27th Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, September 16-19, 2009, Istanbul Technical University and Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey (pp. 809-816). Istanbul: eCAADe.