Terra Cotta Modelling

front, side, and perspective views of model/point cloud derived from photogrammetry

front, side, and perspective views of model/point cloud derived from photogrammetry

A few screen shots to share from some of the work I’ve been doing integrating “traditional photogrammetry” with dense point cloud modelling.

orthophoto

orthophoto

 

orthophoto detail

orthophoto detail

Park Avenue Armory – Veterans Room

"zoomed in" view

“zoomed in” view

Original finish by Louis Comfort Tiffany

Original finish by Louis Comfort Tiffany

(Link to original project page: here)

Entire Wall

After documenting this building extensively seven years ago, the restoration team at the Armory invited me back to create rectified photographs of this recently uncovered surface in the veterans room – it was beneath a large, heavy painting. Previously, researchers had seen what looked in historic photographs to be a wall paper motif/design and taken this to be part of the original design by Louis Comfort Tiffany. In fact, the discovery of this surface shows that the repeating pattern was a hand painted motif – not wall paper. The rectified photo mosaic that I created describing the surface at try scale provides a basis for discovering what the original stencil looks like.

New media added to Temple Beth-El project page

Temple-Beth-El_OCT11 eighth (elevations)

Measured Line drawings of the building’s exterior elevations

ELSP_129terra cotta surround at entry

ELSP_149partial side elevation

ELSP_295interior view

ELSP_307skylight

 

New page for the Stone House

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Measured Line drawings of the building’s plan and hybrid drawings of the building’s exterior.

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also: here is a blog post from my client

http://newtownhistorycenter.org/stone-house-restoration-project/hybrid-drawings/

Updated page for NCSC

I’ve added a bunch of drawings onto my project page for the North Carolina State Capitol building.

Here is a link

 

North Carolina State Capitol
portico -side

portico -side

portico

portico

portico- side

portico- side

I was part of a team of architects led by Joe Oppermann to provide the friends of the North Carolina State Capitol with a  set of measured drawings and rectified photographs that capture the structure as it exists today – which is largely unchanged from its original design! A must see if you are ever in Raleigh.

The building itself is a second iteration of a statehouse for the state of North Carolina, the first having been destroyed by fire in the early 19th century. A gorgeous Greek Revival design in stone, the building which is currently operated as a museum and as home to the Governor’s offices had no drawings on record to use as planning and preservations tools. The friends of the capitol realized that this lack of documentation was the first thing to be addressed in preparing to see the building remain available to North Carolinians and other visitors for the next 150 years.

Here is an article from the Raleigh News Observer covering our activity at the capitol…

http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/07/29/3067902/architect-photographer-make-visual.html

Plan Drawing

Plan Drawing

Reflected Ceiling Plan Drawing

Reflected Ceiling Plan Drawing

Section and Interior Elevations

Section and Interior Elevations

Section and Interior Elevations

Section and Interior Elevations

Section and Interior Elevations

Section and Interior Elevations

Section and Interior Elevations

Section and Interior Elevations

Exterior Elevations

Exterior Elevations

Interior Elevations

Interior Elevations

> also look here.

Progress slides:

Composite of 4 plans along two lines of symmetry

Composite of 4 plans along two lines of symmetry

similarities vs. differences

similarities vs. differences

The Senate Chamber

The Senate Chamber

Ceiling to the Senate Chamber

Ceiling to the Senate Chamber

Hybrid Drawing: several panels of rectified photographic imagery organized spatially by a vector line drawing in AutoCAD

Hybrid Drawing: several panels of rectified photographic imagery organized spatially by a vector line drawing in AutoCAD

Interior Photography at Portsmouth Village

As found conditions of the interior spaces and partitions for over a dozen structures at Portsmouth Village – here is a sampling of the shots…

assortment of interior photos

assortment of interior photos

Portsmouth Island, NC

I’m headed back to Ocracoke today to continue work on the historic village at Portsmouth Island.

Houses, sheds, privies, and coolhouses

drawings in progress

drawings in progress

Portsmouth Island

My "explored" snap...

My “explored” snap…

I shot a few non project shots while on Portsmouth island. This one, shared on Flickr, garnered someone’s attention and it was “explored” on the Flickr blog/main site – resulting in over three thousand views i a single day. That was a first for me!

click on the picture about to be taken to flickr

Kentucky

Line drawing of West Elevation (pdf print in negative)

Line drawing of West Elevation (pdf print in negative)

So I’m wrapping up my work in KY, which includes making a project page, FWIW

link

Late Summer Travel

After a nice spell of local work (meaning in Virginia) I’ll be soon traveling to Kentucky and North Carolina. The first is a courthouse project…

Courthouse Square

Courthouse Square

… and the second project covers a dozen 18th century structures quietly trying to survive in a place threatened by climate change – rising sea levels and increased intensity of Atlantic Hurricanes…

Key Plan

Key Plan

More photographs and drawings to come once I get started!