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VUU Photogrammetry

Peter Aaslestad shooting at VUU. Photo by Bob Bonk of Draper Aden Associates

Last winter I enjoyed collaborating with Draper Aden Associates on a project at Virginia Union University in Richmond. below is a video fly through of the model I made for that project. Above is a snap shot of me at work.


Erskine Building

more testing with new methodology…

Salubria Manor

3D Model from dense point cloud derived through photogrammetry

red house (testing embedding code)

There are drawings and then there are drawings that are used to construct drawings

“behind the scene” sketch


10 Year Anniversary!

10 years ago today I formed Aaslestad Preservation Consulting llc to better pursue my interest in ways of capturing, understanding, and visualizing the built world. Its led me to some great collaborations in unique places. I’m very grateful and looking forward to new horizons under changing skies, somehow still afloat and seaworthy!

Like a Cat Scan of a Building

View of “internal organs”

Using a medical analogy to understand new ways of accessing point cloud data… The slide above shows the point cloud in RECAP software with the exterior envelope layer turned off, revealing the cluster of internal spaces.

The slides below show a series of “slices” taken vertically through the buildings at 1 meter intervals, from north towards the south and then from east proceeding towards the west.

a series of “slices” ex. 1

a series of “slices” ex. 2

Glass Art Process documented

Hot Glass

Use this link to check out how Josh Soloman rolls…

Battered Dry Laid Stone Retaining Wall

Video snippet of point cloud above, cropped image of orthophoto below… Click on the orthophoto to see full resolution. This wall, located in Staunton, VA, was constructed by Restoration Stone LLC using stones collected in the GW National Forest under permit from North River Ranger District.

Cropped orthophoto of dry laid stone wall surface

Measured Drawings at different architectural scales

overview of sheets: plans, elevations, sections, interior elevations, details…