Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture

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Point-Cloud Modeling: Exploring a Site-Specific Approach for Landscape Design

The paper discusses point-cloud modeling as a digital design method in the field of landscape architecture. Technological development in the last decade facilitates the acquisition and handling of high-precision 3D data collected with laser-scanning. Point-cloud modelling uses the laser-scanned data to precisely replicate and manipulate the environment in the form of 3D point-cloud models. It engages the characteristics of form and scale of a physical site and results in a transformative workflow linked to the present condition of the site. The design method employs point-cloud models as a tool of analysis, modelling and design. By representing the physical form of a place, point-cloud models may offer a return to the roots of the landscape profession, establishing a direct contact between the form of the site and the invention of the design. The method introduces a new approach in digital modelling that could make a significant contribution in crafting future landscape design solutions.

Autor / Author: Urech, Philipp R.W.
Institution / Institution: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich/CH/Future Cities Laboratory Singapore, Singapore/SG
Seitenzahl / Pages: 8
Sprache / Language: Englisch
Veröffentlichung / Publication: JoDLA − Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture, 4-2019
Tagung / Conference: Digital Landscape Architecture 2019 – Landscape: Informed by Science, Shaped by Design
Veranstaltungsort, -datum / Venue, Date: Anhalt University, Dessau, Germany 22-05-19 - 25-05-19
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Keywords (en): Point-cloud modelling, digital design method, LiDAR
Paper review type: Full Paper Review
DOI: doi:10.14627/537663031
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