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Aaslestad Preservation Consulting, LLC provides architects, preservationists, and building owners with high quality documentation that describes the existing conditions of built structures - in photographs and/or in CAD format, as measured drawings, high density point clouds, accurate 3-D models...
Peter Aaslestad is recognized in the U.S. as a pioneer in using photogrammetry to record historic structures as a consulting service to other architects, preservationists and property owners.
Drawing on his background in architecture & photography, Peter has documented the existing conditions of wide variety of structures - including ruins, the homes of presidents, entire neighborhoods, national landmarks and more in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
His consulting service offerings for preservation & design work include 3D scanning, creation of high density point clouds & 3D models, orthophotography, rectified photography, hybrid drawings, mosaic imaging, and accurate measured drawings in CAD format. These can include elevations, plans, sections, reflected ceiling plans that capture an describe a building's envelope and/or its interior spaces and surfaces.
Mr. Aaslestad has been a guest lecturer for the APT (Association for Preservation Technology), Columbia University, and the Universities of Virginia, North Carolina and Florida. In 2001, Mr. Aaslestad became an active member of the investigative team working to restore James Madison’s Montpelier. The groundbreaking work produced by this team was recognized in 2003 with the prestigious Paul E. Buchanan Award, presented by the Vernacular Architecture Forum.
Peter also contracts creative work as a designer & as a free lance photographer with works appearing in a variety of publications over his 25 year career.
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Tag Archives: Church
Posted here are some snap shots of the Renssaelerville Trinity Church project in progress. You can see from the image to the left that I am drawing elevations of both the building’s interior and exterior. To make sure that all of my drawings “agree” with each other I start off by blocking everything out and drawing everything at the same time, in a way. I will go back later and address details and such.
Here is a view of five drawings together, laid out with construction lines to help align all the moving prices into a coherent whole: a plan drawing with north- south- east- and west elevations flipped out to the side. While the source information is in fact 3-D I find that viewing it simultaneously from different vantage points useful for (relatively) quickly constructing a series of architectural drawings.
Here is a view of the church’s main elevation. This shows a partially complete drawings laid over a rectified image that was shot from a distance with a long lense, so it is optically the faced is already flattened out pretty well with regard to the drawing. In oreder to draw individual portions in detail I will use portions of closer up images that are rectified to a series of planes rather than a single rectification plane.
Here is a side view of the building, the north elevation. This shows a mixture of drawing and rectified imagery. On this side of the building I was able to see the roof tops well enought to rectify them as well as the straight ahead portions of the facade.
Finally, here is another interior view that is comprised of a series of rectified images that are assembled into a whole in a mosaic like fashion. In CAD, each individual rectified image can be turned on or off, or set o be screened at 50% or whatever. I try to create the drawings files with a simple hierarchy that allows for maximum flexibility by the end user.
All of these are snap shots or “screen captures” from AutoCAD drawings software which integrates the line drawing and raster imagery into a virtual 3-D space. From this point they can be transformed into wire frame models, solid models, or 2-D architectural drawings, or simple printed and/or exported to other digital formats such as photo shop, or PDF files.