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Erika Brandl Mouton

http://brandlmouton.com

Claus Frimanns Gate 1B, Bergen, Norway
Erika Brandl Mouton is a Bergen-based architect. She was trained in France (Clermont) and Canada (Montreal), and received her M.Arch. from McGill (2015). Along with five years in research and design at the CCA, she compiled office experiences in Montreal and Vienna, and was an invited teacher at UdM, McGill and Confluence Institute (Lyon), where she ran undergraduate and graduate studios. She pursues ongoing research projects relating to vernacular and ornamental forms in LA and Antwerp.

Scanning now! A plea for the digital eye


3D-scanning as undervalued, user-friendly technique for architectural documentation and analysis

Scanning now! A plea for the digital eye


3D-scanning as undervalued, user-friendly technique for architectural documentation and analysis
Normalize open-source 3D-scanning as architectural tool in early design phases (context and form surveys).
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The project seeks to normalize the use of the 3D-scanning as a tool of architecture within different design practices – amateur, professional and academic. Workshops or courses emerge as sharing formats. 3D-scanning is an undervalued, user-friendly technique that utilizes photography to analyse a physical building or an environment, collecting data on its volumes and contours. This data is constructed into triangulated meshes to be edited through open-source software, creating intricate, curated final scans. The morphologic 3D images reveal formal qualities of spaces and surfaces which can then be studied at many scales, revealing (unnoticed) organisations of sites and matter. This constitutes a radical act insofar as it forces one’s attention towards accidental formal moments and overlooked details: that which is not considered worthy of study – the banal, tiny, invisible – can become the subject of the composition. It offers a built-in deconstruction of prejudice of sorts.


Scanning now! A plea for the digital eye


3D-scanning as undervalued, user-friendly technique for architectural documentation and analysis

Scanning now! A plea for the digital eye


3D-scanning as undervalued, user-friendly technique for architectural documentation and analysis
Normalize open-source 3D-scanning as architectural tool in early design phases (context and form surveys).
File under
Type of project
  • Next alliances

The project seeks to normalize the use of the 3D-scanning as a tool of architecture within different design practices – amateur, professional and academic. Workshops or courses emerge as sharing formats. 3D-scanning is an undervalued, user-friendly technique that utilizes photography to analyse a physical building or an environment, collecting data on its volumes and contours. This data is constructed into triangulated meshes to be edited through open-source software, creating intricate, curated final scans. The morphologic 3D images reveal formal qualities of spaces and surfaces which can then be studied at many scales, revealing (unnoticed) organisations of sites and matter. This constitutes a radical act insofar as it forces one’s attention towards accidental formal moments and overlooked details: that which is not considered worthy of study – the banal, tiny, invisible – can become the subject of the composition. It offers a built-in deconstruction of prejudice of sorts.



Idea by

Erika Brandl Mouton
Claus Frimanns Gate 1B
Bergen
Norway
Erika Brandl Mouton is a Bergen-based architect. She was trained in France (Clermont) and Canada (Montreal), and received her M.Arch. from McGill (2015). Along with five years in research and design at the CCA, she compiled office experiences in Montreal and Vienna, and was an invited teacher at UdM, McGill and Confluence Institute (Lyon), where she ran undergraduate and graduate studios. She pursues ongoing research projects relating to vernacular and ornamental forms in LA and Antwerp.