In this paper a methodology will be presented to investigate and document the constructive characteristics of two raw earth houses: artifacts that belong to the vernacular architecture. The comprehension, analysis and documentation of these architectures presents several problems mainly linked to the impossibility of using a predefined method, because the difficulties relating to each artifact and its characteristics, to particular geographic, cultural and social situations, are unique. To understand and document the constructive features it was decided to realize a three-dimensional digital reconstruction of the two artifacts, using 3D modeling software. Subsequently several graphic works have been elaborated (technological breakdown, sheets with detailed information about the materials, used constructive techniques, etc), useful in managing a recovery or maintenance project.
|Title of host publication||Computation and Performance|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 31st eCAADe Conference|
|Editors||Rudi Stouffs, Sevil Sariyildiz|
|Place of Publication||Delft, The Netherlands|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||31st Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe Conference: Computation and Performance - Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands|
Duration: 18 Sep 2013 → 20 Sep 2013
Conference number: 31
http://www.ecaade.org/prev-conf/archive/ecaade2013/ (Link to Conference Website)
|Conference||31st Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe Conference|
|Period||18/09/13 → 20/09/13|
Di Mascio, D. (2013). Understanding and Managing the Constructive Characteristics of Vernacular Architecture. Two raw earth houses. In R. Stouffs, & S. Sariyildiz (Eds.), Computation and Performance: Proceedings of the 31st eCAADe Conference (Vol. 2, pp. 435-444). Delft, The Netherlands.