(Dipartimento di Architettura, Firenze, Italy)

Keywords: modeling, rupestrian, Turkey, digital survey, landscape

In Cappadocia the rich shapes of the stones have been the place where houses, churches, castles, farms, monasteries and tombs were sculpted across centuries. The link between nature and architecture here has become continuous and very articulated, with the humanity to take advantage of the shape of the places to create defensive systems and churches and castles with their spectacular appearance.  The delicate condition of this area creates an important need for correct documentation. It seems impossible to imagine a possible full restoration and preservation of such fragile system as a whole, so the documentation is the only way to preserve at least a rich digital image of the state of these places. After the extended approach to the rupestrian architecture developed along the CHRIMA European Project, our research group had the opportunity to bring on this research his experience with renewed interest in the PRIN contest (the acronym means National relevance research project and indicates a project financed by the Italian “University and Research Ministry”).  So in this new project, the task of our unit will be the reading of the relationship between the rupestrian architectures and the landscape, using the tools of the digital survey, of the digital modeling, of the advanced photography and of the computer graphic to empower the basis of the research and develop both a complete documentation and some intervention hypothesis. The keywords of this documentation are: 3D laser scanner, Digital Photography (from panorama shooting to SfM), 3D digital modeling and last but not least 3D prototyping to allow access to inaccessible places. This poster will present the state of advancement of this research in the 2013, after two survey campaigns in Turkey and the first year of data treatment.