Digital Mediated Techniques for the Knowledge of the Evolutionary Peculiarities of the Built Environment: Three Case Studies

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCONVR 2012
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality
EditorsLin Yu-Cheng , Jessy Kang Shih-Chung
Place of PublicationTaipei, Taiwan
PublisherNational Taiwan University Press
Pages37-46
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789860342895
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2012
Event12th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality - National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 1 Nov 20122 Nov 2012
Conference number: 12
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Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality
Abbreviated titleCONVR2012
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period1/11/122/11/12
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    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). National Taiwan University Press .