December 19, 2022
Augmented Memories: Embodying history and processes from layers to elements
Guillaume Dreyfuss and Charlene Jo Darmanin
Recent advances in technology, including Building Information Modelling (BIM) coupled with interdisciplinary research, have highlighted the critical importance of multidisciplinary participation in heritage projects and of the need for an extensive and comprehensive documentation of both findings and processes. At AP Valletta, an ongoing initiative to document and record interventions together with self-financing studies ensure that projects are implemented in full awareness of their historical, technical, social and cultural context, and based on a sustainable approach. Modelling objects at various intersections in their conservation programs, the exercise enables a comprehensive and dynamic recording of findings and interventions, which facilitates critical comparison and analysis of the iterative and creative process. Through the recording of archaeological remains and historical data that constituted earlier instances of the buildings, over and above current and planned interventions, H-BIM lays the ground for indexing future-pasts. The combination of layered and integrated data enhances multilevel analysis and trans disciplinary outlook on data sets.
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