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In this subject, students will learn about the theory and practice documenting historic buildings for purposes of research and conservation. Students will develop critical approaches to architectural recording and representation. The subject will offer experience in manual techniques and digital technologies, including photogrammetry and 3D laser scanning, and explore their applications in contemporary architectural and cultural heritage practice. Skills will be developed through a focus on case study buildings, with students working individually and collaboratively to produce archival quality documentation and measured drawings of culturally significant urban heritage.
Prescribed software programs with no cost
Autodesk ReCap Pro
Cloudcompare (Open source)
Prescribed software programs with a cost
Details of software availability and pricing are captured at: https://msd.unimelb.edu.au/current-students/student-experience/it-support
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of the subject students should be able to:
- Critically reflect on practices of measured drawing and digital heritage documentation in contemporary architecture and heritage practice;
- Apply and evaluate manual and/or digital techniques used to fully and accurately record and communicate existing and historic buildings;
- Employ the techniques and conventions of observing, measuring, drawing and 3D digital modelling as a mode of architectural history and heritage research;
- Produce exhibition-quality, archival records supporting the conservation of historic buildings.
- Built heritage research and documentation;
- Written and visual communication;
Last updated: 16 November 2023