Buchanan, A., Hillson, J. and Webb, N. (2021). Digital Analysis of Vaults in English Medieval Architecture. New York and London: Routledge.


Webb, N. & Buchanan, A. (2019). ‘Digitally aided analysis of medieval vaults in an English cathedral, using generative design tools’, International Journal of Architectural Computing, July 2019.

Buchanan, A. & Webb, N. (2017). ‘Creativity in Three Dimensions: An Investigation of the Presbytery Aisles of Wells Cathedral’, British Art Studies, Issue 6.

Webb, N. & Buchanan, A. (2017). ‘Tracing the past: A digital analysis of Wells cathedral choir aisle vaults’, Digit. Appl. Archaeol. Cult. Herit., 4, March 2017, pp. 19–27.

Conference papers

Webb, N., Hillson, J., Peterson, JR, Buchanan, A. and Duffy, S. (2020). ‘Documentation and Analysis of a Medieval Tracing Floor Using Photogrammetry, Reflectance Transformation Imaging and Laser Scanning’, Proceedings of the 38th eCAADe Conference – Volume 2, TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 16-18 September 2020, pp. 209-218 (accompanying video)

Buchanan A. & Webb N. (2018). ‘Two- and Three-dimensional Geometry in Tierceron Vaults: A Case Study of Exeter Cathedral’, Sixth International Congress on Construction History, Brussels, Belgium, 9-13 Jul 2018, pp. 391-397.

Webb, N. & Buchanan, A. (2017). ‘Tracing the Past: Establishing Tolerances when Investigating Medieval Vault Rib Geometries using Digital Tools’, In Envisioning Architecture: Space/Time/Meaning Vol. 1 (pp. 30-37). Glasgow School of Art, 8 September 2017.

Buchanan, A., & Webb, N. (2017). ‘Tracing Tiercerons: an evaluation of the significant properties of thirteenth and fourteenth-century tierceron vaults in England‘, In Fourth Annual Conference of the Construction History Society. Queens’ College, Cambridge, 8 April 2017.

Webb, N. & Buchanan, A. (2017) ‘Tracing the Past – A Digital Analysis of the North Transept and Chancel Vaults at Nantwich St Mary’s Church‘, Digital Past Conference 2017, Newport, Wales, 15-16 February 2017.

Webb, N., Buchanan, A. & Peterson, J.R. (2016) ‘Modelling Medieval Vaults: Comparing Digital Surveying Techniques to Enhance our Understanding of Gothic Architecture‘,  Proceedings of the 34th eCAADe Conference – Volume 2, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, 22-26 August 2016, pp. 493-502.

Buchanan, A. (2016). ‘Willis and his networks of knowledge’, In Robert Willis Symposium, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge UK, 16-17 September 2016, pp. 19-45.

Webb, N. (2016). ‘Willis’s investigations into medieval vaults: a digital re-presentation’, In Robert Willis Symposium, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge UK, 16-17 September 2016, pp. 209-222.

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