Baroque typologies is a project that explored how to use 3D scanner point-cloud data, a technology being increasing used in architecture to record existing conditions, within a method of architectural design and exploration. Creating a dialectic between new techniques and old architecture, the project worked with 15-16th century Italian Baroque churches and adopted a workflow between 2D planer drawings and 3D point-clouds.
Taking parts, fragments and sections of multiple different baroque churches, the project began to explore new formal architectural characters and aesthetics through is recombination and planar organizations. Main naves cut, side chapels added, and back of house spaces stuffed created a new flattened reading of these historic structures and a new tension between the whole and its parts.
© Alex Bahr. All Rights Reserved