Tag: architectural preservation

Sidewalk Inventory in Sabbioneta

Daniele Treccani, a PhD of Department ABC at Politecnico di Milano, and collaborator of He.Su.Tech. group, is studying in his research the management of physical accessibility in historical sites, in particular he is focusing on the AI methods for the automatic retrieval of useful attributes of sidewalks, basing on a point cloud. The title of his research is “Point Cloud Processing for the accessibility management in historic urban environments. The case of Unesco site of Sabbioneta.” and…

3D digitization of Sabbioneta

He.Su.Tech. group members had the opportunity of testing on field a state-of-the-art survey instruments, the mobile mapping system Leica Pegasus:Two. The object of the survey was the historic city and UNESCO site of Sabbioneta. Leica Geosystem Italia kindly provided the instruments to support the researches of Hesutech. In specific, the purpose of the research connected to this survey was the exploitation of AI for the processing of the survey data and for the automatic computation of meaningful urban physical accessibility information of the historic urban environment.


Flying over the Basilica of S.Andrea in Mantova. Roof photogrammetric survey

The UAS flight (drone) over the roofs of the Basilica of Sant’Andrea in Mantua for the survey of the bell tower and roofs, becomes a fascinating journey to discover inaccessible parts of the Alberti’s monument. The pilots of MantovaLab, Politecnico di Milano, qualified to fly in critical areas…

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BIM4CH. Building Information Modelling for the planned conservation of Cultural Heritage: a question about Geomatics too

The research project has tried to verify the integrability of the advanced survey systems of architecture (Geomatics), with those of management and organization of the architectural project of BIM

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The Future of History. Mantua UNESCO Chair’s Researches

The exhibition The Future of History. Mantua UNESCO Chair’s researches, curated by the Mantua Campus of the Politecnico di Milano, has focused attention on the heritage to be rediscovered, known and enhanced through design in its various scales. The theme was the project and its representation.

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The “Scala Santa” of the Palazzo Ducale in Mantua. Different 3D survey approaches for documentation and study

The seventeenth-century reproduction of the Scala Santa in Rome in the Ducal Palace of Mantua was the subject of an in-depth study and a 3D survey with different laser scanner technologies in 2007.

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Galleria Chiaramonti, Musei Vaticani, Roma. A laser scanner survey for the analysis of the structural deformations of the Gallery’s main facades

The upper Belvedere of the Chiaramonti Gallery was the object of surveys functional to the study and structural consolidation project. The deformation and cracking present in the horizontal structures and in the elevations was documented through a laser scanner survey.

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Santa Maria’s Convent in Castiglione delle Stiviere (MN). HBIM for conservation and redevelopment

A 3D fully geodatabase is the starting point for the generating the HBIM of the ancient convent of Santa Maria in Castiglione delle Stiviere. All the further elaborations, drafted for representating the state of conservation of the building, are…

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The bust of Francesco II Gonzaga: from digital documentation to 3D printing

Geomatics technics and methods are able to provide a great contribution to the Cultural Heritage (CH) processes, being adaptable to different purposes: management, diagnosis, restoration, protection, study and research, communication, formation, and fruition of the CH. The 3D model of the terracotta Reinassance bust of Francesco II Gonzaga, in the City Museum of Mantua, was obtained from (…)

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Post-earthquake survey for the restoration and structural consolidation of the bell tower of Santa Barbara in the Ducal Palace of Mantua

The strong tremors of the earthquake in Emilia and Lombardy in 2012 caused the collapse of the dome of the bell tower of the palatine basilica of Santa Barbara. The structure, designed by architect Bertani in the sixteenth century and an important architectural element of the skyline of the city of Mantua, was surveyed by the Hesutech group after the securing works. With photogrammetric technologies using SAPR (drone) and laser scanning…