Creating Cave-Like Digital Structures with Photogrammetry
Students in Professor Matias Del Campo’s Architecture Thesis class have been exploring organic, cave-like structures for use in a real-world underground architectural space.
His students were tasked with constructing textured surfaces reminiscent of cave interiors such as stalactites and stalagmites, rocky surfaces, and erosion using a variety of mediums-from spray foam to poured concrete.
These creations were then scanned at the Duderstadt Center using the process of Photogrammetry to convert their model to digital form. The resulting digital models could then be altered (retouched, scaled or mirrored, for example) by the students for design purposes when incorporating the forms into the planned space.