The following work is part of a Ph.D. thesis, having as its general objective the use of ICT in the knowledge and documentation of five peculiarities of the built environment. The built environment is acknowledged as a value both as material resource and cultural heritage to be preserved. I believe that digital technologies give the opportunity to expand the knowledge of complex artifacts and reflect on traditional problems in a different way. In this paper I will deal with the interpretation, representation and communication of the features defined as "evolutionary". With the analysis of these features I want to pay attention to the time variable declined in two different ways, both united by a progression of human actions over in time. At first, I consider the transformations that have affected an artifact or a settlement during the course of centuries or years, and have influenced the present configuration; secondly I examine the various realization phases of an artifact, characterized by a montage of its technical elements. To represent and communicate the different phases of construction I do not use dynamic motion, but a sequence of static single frames, where each frame describes a phase and can be described in turn and fulfilled by other textual information. Consequently, I will present three case studies: the medieval village of Castelnuovo (Italy), damaged by an earthquake; a raw earth house, located in Figuig (Morocco); a trabocco, a pile dwelling construction used for fishing, located along Abruzzo’s coast (Italy). Then, for each case study I will present the objectives, some issues that have to be faced and a methodology that involves the use of software such as AutoCAD and 3ds Max. In the latter part of the work, the results will be presented and commented.
|Title of host publication||CONVR 2012|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality|
|Editors||Lin Yu-Cheng , Jessy Kang Shih-Chung|
|Place of Publication||Taipei, Taiwan|
|Publisher||National Taiwan University Press|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Nov 2012|
|Event||12th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality - National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China|
Duration: 1 Nov 2012 → 2 Nov 2012
Conference number: 12
|Conference||12th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality|
|Country||Taiwan, Province of China|
|Period||1/11/12 → 2/11/12|
Di Mascio, D. (2012). Digital Mediated Techniques for the Knowledge of the Evolutionary Peculiarities of the Built Environment: Three Case Studies. In L. Yu-Cheng , & J. K. Shih-Chung (Eds.), CONVR 2012: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality (pp. 37-46). Taipei, Taiwan: National Taiwan University Press .