Generating alternative proposals for the Louvre using procedural modeling

Erica Calogero, David Arnold

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Abstract

This paper presents the process of reconstructing two facade designs for the East wing of the Louvre using procedural modeling. The first proposal reconstructed is Louis Le Vau’s 1662 scheme and the second is the 1668 design of the “petit conseil” that still stands today. The initial results presented show how such reconstructions may aid general and expert understanding of the two designs. It is claimed that by formalizing the facade description into a shape grammar in CityEngine, a systematized approach to a stylistic analysis is possible. It is also asserted that such an analysis is still best understood in the historical context of what is known about the contemporary design intentions of the building creators and commissioners.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th ISPRS International Workshop 3D-ARCH 2011: 3D Virtual Reconstruction and Visualization of Complex Architectures
PublisherISPRS Commission V - WG 4
VolumeXXXVII
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011
EventProceedings of the 4th ISPRS International Workshop 3D-ARCH 2011: 3D Virtual Reconstruction and Visualization of Complex Architectures - Trento, Italy, 2-4 March 2011
Duration: 1 Mar 2011 → …

Workshop

WorkshopProceedings of the 4th ISPRS International Workshop 3D-ARCH 2011: 3D Virtual Reconstruction and Visualization of Complex Architectures
Period1/03/11 → …

Keywords

  • procedural modelling
  • reconstruction
  • case study
  • Louvre
  • architecture

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    Calogero, E., & Arnold, D. (2011). Generating alternative proposals for the Louvre using procedural modeling. In Proceedings of the 4th ISPRS International Workshop 3D-ARCH 2011: 3D Virtual Reconstruction and Visualization of Complex Architectures (Vol. XXXVII). ISPRS Commission V - WG 4. http://www.int-arch-photogramm-remote-sens-spatial-inf-sci.net/XXXVIII-5-W16/185/2011/isprsarchives-XXXVIII-5-W16-185-2011.pdf