Modelling Medieval Vaults symposium (UoL in London, 14 July 2016, 9:30am—5:00pm)
The University of Liverpool in London, Finsbury Square—Seminar Room 4
Organised by Dr Alex Buchanan and Dr Nick Webb
Tickets can be booked through Eventbrite
Professor Santiago Huerta – Technical University of Madrid
Professor Norbert Nußbaum – University of Cologne, with Thomas Bauer and Jörg Lauterbach – Architects and engineers for historic reconstructions, Dresden
Assistant Professor Benjamin Ibarra Sevilla – The University of Texas at Austin
Dr Danilo Di Mascio – Northumbria University
Dr Nick Webb – University of Liverpool
Dr Rosana Guerra and Dr Paula Fuentes – Technical University of Madrid
Weiyi Pei and Lui Tam – KU Leuven
New questions in 14th-century vaulting
Dr Alex Buchanan – University of Liverpool
Andrew Budge – Birkbeck College, University of London
The use of digital surveying and analysis techniques, such as laser scanning, photogrammetry, 3D reconstructions or reverse engineering offers the opportunity to re-examine historic works of architecture.
Digital analysis has enabled new research into design processes, construction methods, structural engineering, building archaeology and relationships between buildings. Recent research on Continental European and Central American architecture has established the significance of these techniques, however, as yet there has been little exploitation of digital technologies in the context of medieval architecture in the British Isles. This is despite international recognition of the importance of thirteenth and fourteenth-century English vault design to the history of Gothic architecture in an international context.
The aims of the present symposium are to present new research in this emerging field in order to establish appropriate methodologies using digital tools and identify significant questions for future research in the area.
The symposium will be relevant to anyone with an interest in:
- Medieval architecture
- Three-dimensional digital methodologies
- Digital techniques used for the analysis of historic works of architecture
Symposium cost: £40 for attendees and £25 for students/speakers. Free for student attendees.