A workflow for fast 3D documentation: an experience on medieval architectural fragments

CHNT Vienna

23th International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies

held in Vienna, Austria

November 2018

 

Co-authors:

Sofia Menconero

Martina Attenni, Marika Griffo.

(Sapienza University of Rome)

Abstract:
Nowadays, the knowledge of archaeological and cultural heritage artifacts is asking for the use of 3D model. Innovative tools constantly developed make it possible for scholars to adopt an integrative approach accessible by everyone involved in the whole process of archaeological and cultural heritage surveying and representation.
The topic here discussed aims to investigate a workflow that allows a non-expert user to produce and manage a Structure from Motion 3D model, considering all the parameters that concern the reliability of the model and its scale. The proposed workflow regards the object scale going from 20 up to 60 centimetres in the architectural heritage field. Several examples will be presented to give a general frame of the possible results obtained by following a step by step procedure; the latter has been developed on several fragments now located in the Kyrenia Castle and surveyed during the international workshop “Reading and designing Kyrenia Castle” that was held in Cyprus. The final purpose is to identify a standard that goes from data acquisition to the 2D/3D models’ production and furthermore that can be adopted in the following conditions: when the whole process must be conducted in just a few days, only entry-level tools are available, beginner operators might perform data acquisition and elaboration and the survey operations involve a big number of objects. Further development of this strategy could be to provide a fast 3D documentation shared and available through a database for archaeological excavations. Attention has been focused on the advantages, costs, and precision levels guaranteed by SfM, as well as a 3D digital model as the fundamental element of archaeological studies.

Relevance for the conference: A contribution about consolidation and well-eradicated procedures in the context of teaching methods and documenting.
Relevance for the session: A contribution that tries to put in order procedures and methods for teaching and documenting architectural fragments.
Innovation: Development of specific workflows for didactic that allow controlling procedure suitable for specific results.

 

Conference website: https://www.chnt.at/a-workflow-for-fast-3d-documentation-an-experience-on-medieval-architectural-fragments/

The so-called “beach-tower” of Kyrenia city walls, Cyprus

Congresos de la Universitat Politècnica de València,

FORTMED2020 - Defensive Architecture of the Mediterranean

Published on

04.09.2020

 

Co-authors:

Alessandro Camiz, Marika Griffo,

Emilia Valletta

Abstract:

The so-called “beach-tower” is the smallest of the three remaining towers belonging to the Kyrenia’s medieval enceinte. Semi-circular in plan, with circa 6 m of diameter, the tower is today partially obliterated by the medieval urban tissue and is visible only from one side. Built during the twelfth-thirteenth centuries, this harbour overlooking tower is raised on a pedestal in the north-west inner corner of the city walled enclosure. The tower shows on the outside two windows that might belong to a later phase, being too wide as defensive openings, and includes fragments of the adjoining city walls that ran to the east, towards the castle and to the west towards the beach city gate. Kyrenia city’s walled defensive system was dismantled by the Venetians when the use of gunpowder cannon became prevalent, however, traces and records still remain enshrined in the medieval constructions. The paper, following the historical research, attempts to date the construction of this tower, and by examining the fortification remains with a digital survey, applies the comparison with other coeval examples together with the comparative analysis of the different masonry types.

Keywords: fortifications; digital survey; medieval architecture; Cyprus

Full Paper: http://ocs.editorial.upv.es/index.php/FORTMED/FORTMED2020/paper/view/11425

Vernacular architectural preservation of material and spiritual interconnected cultural heritage

1st International Conference of Contemporary Affairs on Architecture and Urbanism

held in Kyrenia, Cyprus

May, 2018

Abstract:

Vernacular architecture presents sustainable minimum-impact structures harmonized with their context and inhabitants. Heritage preserved tangible and intangible in material forms, encrypted spiritual believes of humanity's life in dwellings’ organization unveiling the details of our ancestors’ life and world cultures’ connectivity. Instigated by modern-world urbanization, sustainability and cultural diversity issues, the study is researching on cultures connectivity, corresponding to the scale and context of the global cityscape and attempting to synthesize vernacular heritage. The objective of this research is to study indigenous human congruent architectural examples and their relationship with intangible aspects of habitat. This paper will be adapting a qualitative method, by which it aims to study and observe various examples so as to analyze interconnections of Siberian Chums and Native-American Tipi, their design driving forces, settlement of the 2nd century BC- Arkaim and Japanese traditional architecture.

Conference website: https://www.chnt.at/a-workflow-for-fast-3d-documentation-an-experience-on-medieval-architectural-fragments/

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328225488_Vernacular_architectural_preservation_of_material_and_spiritual_interconnected_cultural_heritage

Modern-day Silk’s road An Online Conversation About Inspirational Life Philosophies,

Design and Creative Industries in the Digital Age

I believe names (and words), bear a strong impact on the way we are destined to be directed in life. Ipek means [silk] in Turkish. Word of which connected and been floating between East and West, pushed people to travel, visit distant areas of the orient; evidently related to design, craft, and beauty, fragility, and possibilities. Suchwise, Ipek is following her own modern-day silk road, innovated and ever-changing upon the way. The road she will be letting us in during this talk. She’s not only a talented designer but most remarkably a deep thinker therefore, I am delighted to share these honest conversations.

As she inspires me, I believe this (note, not an interview, but more of a formal…) talk will serve as a muse for us involved in art or any other spheres alike.

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more at https://medium.com/@ipekdemircioglu/modern-day-silks-road-an-online-conversation-about-inspirational-life-philosophies-design-and-6a733ecf42be

The Dieu d'Amour castle in Cyprus,

from Byzantine settlement to Frankish palace​

FORTMED 2017

International Conference on Modern Age Fortifications of the Mediterranean Coast

 

held in Alicante, Spain in 2017

Co-authors:

A. Camiz,

P. Özen,

C. Alçıcıoğlu,

S. Khalil

Abstract:

The Castle of St. Hilarion, or "chasteau quy a nom Deudamor" (Raynaud, 1887, 45) as it was called in the XIII century, is located on the mountain peak named δίδυμος (double) at the height of 732 m. A first settlement in the area was that of a Monastery founded in the VII century by a monk after fleeing from Holy Land following the Arab invasion. Most authors describe the first fortified enclosure as built in the XI century during the Byzantine rule. The castle was part of a fortified limes together with those of Buffavento and Candare (Kantara) and was enlarged several times in Frankish times starting from 1228 (Jeffery, 1918, 263). Filippo da Novara, during the war opposing Frederick II to the balians of Ibelin, joined the defence and capitulation of the strongholds of Dieu d'Amour (1229), Candare (1230) and Cherynes (1233). The chanson recalls a mill (moulin), ovens (fours) and houses (maisons), describing an urban settlement more than a castle. The cistern of 2 million litres was therefore part of a hydraulic system, and the walled enclosure protected an urban settlement. The paper, reconstructing the history of the complex, dates the construction phases, witnessing the urgent conservation needs of this unique historical setting.

Defensive Architecture of the Mediterranean. XV to XVIII Centuries: Vol. V

Full proceeding (page 77-84) 

Conference website paper link: http://www.fortmed.eu/OV/5-DEFENSIVE%20ARCHITECTURE%20OF%20THE%20MEDITERRANEAN_2017.pdf.

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328225500_The_Dieu_d%27Amour_castle_in_Cyprus_from_Byzantine_settlement_to_Frankish_palace

K E R P I C H

Creative Community Space & Local Organic Market.

BA graduation 

thesis

Abstract:

Vernacular architecture presents sustainable minimum-impact structures harmonized with their context and inhabitants. Heritage preserved tangible and intangible in material forms, encrypted spiritual believes of humanity's life in dwellings’ organization unveiling the details of our ancestors’ life and world cultures’ connectivity. Instigated by modern-world urbanization, sustainability and cultural diversity issues, the study is researching on cultures connectivity, corresponding to the scale and context of the global cityscape and attempting to synthesize vernacular heritage. The objective of this research is to study indigenous human congruent architectural examples and their relationship with intangible aspects of habitat. This paper will be adapting a qualitative method, by which it aims to study and observe various examples so as to analyze interconnections of Siberian Chums and Native-American Tipi, their design driving forces, settlement of the 2nd century BC- Arkaim and Japanese traditional architecture.

Conference: Conference: 1st International Conference of Contemporary Affairs on Architecture and Urbanism

 

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328225488_Vernacular_architectural_preservation_of_material_and_spiritual_interconnected_cultural_heritage