On recovering the surface geometry of temple superstructures
Datta, Sambit 2005, On recovering the surface geometry of temple superstructures, in CAADRIA 2005 : proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, held at New Delhi, 28-30 April 2005, TVB School of Habitat Studies, New Delhi, India, pp. 253-258.
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CAADRIA 2005 : proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, held at New Delhi, 28-30 April 2005
Conference on Computer Aided Architecture Design Research in Asia
TVB School of Habitat Studies
Place of publication
New Delhi, India
The application of computational techniques to the analysis of heritage artifacts enables scholars to bring together diverse fragments of surviving evidence, construe "best-fit" strategies and unearth implicit or hidden relationships. This paper reports a hybrid approach for recovering the surface geometry of temples. The approach combines physical measurements, architectural photogrammetry and generative rules to create a parametric model of the surface. The computing of surface geometry is broken into three parts, a global model governing the overall form of the superstructure, local models governing the geometry of individual motifs and finally the global and local models are combined into a single geometry. In this paper, the technique for recovering surface geometry is applied to a tenth century stone superstructure: the temple of Ranakdevi at Wadhwan in Western India. The global model of the superstructure and the local model of one individual motif are presented.
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