The exhibition explored products from the 3D scanning record done in two historical areas of Chile: San Lorenzo de Tarapacá and Zúñiga, affected by the 2005 and the 2010 earthquakes respectively, part of Bernadette's PhD research. The objective of this research is to generate new architectural and design alternatives to address the re-construction in heritage villages having into account the sense of sustainability that used to characterize them. By enquiring inhabitants’ social perception and using accurate recording technologies, such as 3D laser scanning, the role that the record may have in the definition of what is considered heritage and in the design of re-construction projects is being explored, understanding those technologies’ capacity of being a virtual database for memory, demolition, intervention or replica.
The exhibition showed differents types of products from the 3D scan data: high resolution images from two dwellings in Zúñiga; 3D printed models of ruined houses in San Lorenzo de Tarapacá; and videos exploring the 3D record of these two places, which connected the images and models presented. This exhibition was part of the PhD Research Projects Conference 2014 at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, and was open from the 25th February until the 21st March 2014. Exhibited materials are for sale. Please contact any of us if you are interested.