The Cloud Lab at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation
An experimental lab that explores the design of our environment through emerging technologies in computing, interface and device culture.
Laser Scanning Low Library
Combining laser scanning hardware and dynamic visualization in Processing.org
Anaglyph rendering of Low Library point scan (use red/cyan or red/blue 3D glasses). Also in YouTube native 3D here.
3D scanning is a maturing technology that can document complex spaces with extreme accuracy and enable further digital interactions. The Columbia University Robotics Group has been pioneering methodologies to acquire and integrate spatial information through laser scanning. Laser scanning produces dense point clouds that give extremely accurate measurements of the spatial and material conditions. The Cloud Lab worked with the Robotics Group to create a 3D point scan of the Low Library rotunda, a historic structure located at the heart of Columbia University's NYC campus. This data set will be utilized for future research project on augmented reality and other spatial/informational hybrids.