The exhibition, Frozen Relic: Arctic Works, recreates this landscape in its natural material – frozen saltwater. Each piece is a digitally fabricated scale replica of the original ice floe which was 3D scanned from above and documented using underwater sonar from below. The completed digital model is used to guide a CNC machine which carves the moulds in which each replica is cast.
Something primitive animated the darkness of the Tate Modern’s recently opened Tanks. Through the interplay of luminous form and motion, ambiguity in visual perception is explored and manipulated in an unfolding interactive experience.
We were commissioned to scan The Young Vic for Haworth Tompkins as part of their exhibition at the Venice Biennial 2012. The animation is on show alongside several 1:1 sections of the facade and will be open in Arsenale till 25th November.
We've been fortunate enough to have access to The House of Detention, the basement of a disused prison in Clerkenwell, London. The space is enormous and fascinating. In its 'prime' in the 19th Century an estimated 10,000 passed through each year while awaiting trial.
With suggestions that the Arctic ice could reach a record low this year, ScanLAB Projects joined one of Greenpeace’s tours to the region to map what is going on up there. Harnessing the skills usually used for large scale architectural or artistic projects we are now working with Cambridge University scientists to produce detailed computer simulations of the ice floes.
The Young Architect of the Year Award 2011 exhibition at the Architectural Foundation was designed by Moxon Architects.
The exhibition showcases work from some of the United Kingdoms most exciting emerging practices. We were commissioned to capture the exhibition and produce a series of images which dissected the space and the celebrated work.
Another lovely example of using 3D scanning to capture temporary events.
This year the architects Carmody Groarke wanted to create a new experience for the public hospitality and VIP functions in the fair by wrapping a series of interlinked, translucent pavilions around the existing trees within the park.
The Evelyn Grace Academy has a complex brief, with four schools under a single ‘academy umbrella.’ The 3D scan enabled BBC presenter Tom Dyckhoff to explain
Slow Life Scanning is a technique we have been experimenting with over the last couple of years. In a similar manner to long exposure photography we are capturing motion over a period of time but rather than just a single 2D image, we capture this information in 3D.
We are privileged to have been a part of the hugely successful Fabricate 2011 conference, exhibition and publication last weekend (14th+15h April). As well as exhibiting our HD light boxes alongside Gramazio & Kohler's live robotic fabrication we snapped a few quick 3D scans of events throughout the weekend. Shown here is a quick animation through the chemistry auditorium during a great presentation by Tim Lucas of Price & Myers.
The Bartlett School of Architecture Summer Show is the annual exhibition of all student work produced that academic year. It comprises a collection of over a thousand models, installations, prototypes, drawings, photographs, films, sketches and designs presented across four large exhibition spaces in the Slade School of Art, UCL each summer. The show lasts for just seven days but represents the output of over 450 Bartlett students, thousands of hours of labour and thousands of pounds in materials.
In 2010 we produced a series of black and white and later colour scans of 55/02 - a shelter on the north shore of Keilder Water, Northumberland. 55/02 is the product of a collaboration, between architect Sixteen*Makers and metal fabricator Stahlbogen. We used the scanning process as a tool for checking the actual product against idealised digital designs.
The Centre for Creative Collaboration brings together leading and innovative researchers from London’s universities and colleges, creative industry practitioners and freelancers, SMEs and students. The centre provides a community spirited studio space where ideas can be tested, discussed and shared. ScanLAB has been supported by c4cc in a number of other projects and to return their hospitality, a day in the life of the centre has been captured, in 30 scans of the interior and exterior.
We have been speculating on the capabilities of 3D scanning.
We thought it might be interesting to see if the scanner could detect smoke and mist. It did and here are the remarkable results! These scans acted as a test for the later site specific work 'Slow Becoming Delightful.'
‘Slow Becoming Delightful’ was Will's final project while completing the MArch program at the Bartlett. Designed to draw attention to the magical properties of weather events, the installation consisted of a series of passively activated pressure vessels linked to an array of humidity tanks. Over a period of time, energy and water is collected and stored. When the ‘ideal’ circumstances were in place a fine mist was dispersed creating a rainbow.
This project was completed as Matt's MArch studies at the Bartlett, UCL.
The work explores the subversion of city scale 3D scanning in London. The project uses hypothetical devices which are installed across the city and which edit the way the city is scanned and recorded. With Google tourism acting as many people's preferred method of urban spatial research we think 3D scanning is likely to be a major tool in the creation of future online versions of our cities and our world - versions within which people spend more and more of their daily lives. By placing these devices in the way of Google's cars the projects hacks the original recording process of these worlds.
Also part of Matt's MArch studies this series of works uses scanning in two ways: to synchronise digital and physical workflows, so objects could be manipulated both by hand and by computer and then to test the success of the final 'stealth objects.' These stealth objects are the tools of a hypothetical insurgency, aiming to go undetected by escalating 3D scanning surveillance techniques. (See Subverting the LiDAR Landscape)
An opportunity arose to visit and scan the decaying chapel in Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington. Badly damaged by a fire, the Chapel is awaiting heritage funding in the hope that the roof and floor can be repaired. The scans provide a forensic snap shot of the church’s current condition and its intriguing surroundings.