Virtuality and reality of heritage buildings - Part II. Comparative case studies, contemporary visions

Maria Bostenaru Dan, Marina Mihaila, Alex Dill

Rezumat/Abstract. The article is an extension study research (of a more large series of personal archive writings), moving perspective from the cultural heritage digitalization for diverse architectural visual purposes, towards the comparative approach in various types of landscapes - real vs. virtual recognitions, temporal vs. historic, and present vs. rebuilt-scapes. The materials and methods are a successive approach consisting in several tools of investigation and analysis: selection of the relevant resources and case studies as references (according to the subject), site visits for real recognition of the cultural sites, the visual visits of the digital reconstructed sites (films, 3D materials, etc.), use of interviews and a dedicated questionnaire from research action-project COST TD1406 Intelligent Management of Heritage Buildings. This paper presents the narratives on screen (3D reconstruction for animation and film) of civil buildings including 20th century developments such as villas, but also former ones like palaces. The research was done in the frame of a short visit within the network COST TD1406 Intelligent management of heritage buildings. Personal cultural approach and architectural experience in research and practice supported the development of the present study. Scaling and recalibrating digital reconstruction tools, but also applications for/in media arts and architecture could increase the taste for beauty in sense of education, promoting culture, but also underline the importance of constructing architectural archives for a better future in research and practice. Comparative studies in architecture and culture have to be more present in the public space for common users but also architecture-culture practice, investigating possibilities of better future based on cultural sites recognition and conservation.

Cuvinte cheie/Key words: Virtual Reality, digital reconstruction, comparative studies, intelligent management, architecture and media art

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