Category Archives: Churches and Ecclesiatical

VR Immersion in the Battle of Bannockburn

This is the second of two articles on Battlefield Heritage Centres. The Battle of Bannockburn (23-24 June 1314) was a significant Scottish victory by Robert the Bruce and his army against a much larger English force led by King Edward … Continue reading

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Culloden Visitor Centre – Modern architecture meets contested heritage

This is the first of two articles on Battlefield Heritage Centres. Opened during Scotland’s Year of Highland Culture in 2007 and designed by Hoskins Architects, the Culloden Visitor Centre in Scotland is a large and recent, bespoke heritage destination in … Continue reading

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Medieval “Lantern of the North” gets LED Projection Mapping

The opening of a new exhibition by Historic Scotland on Good Friday 2016 at Elgin cathedral was an opportunity to see arguably the best collection of medieval architectural sculpture in Scotland and one which has been inaccessible to the public … Continue reading

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Guerilla Photogrammetry

   Photogrammetry has garnered much publicity recently as a means of capturing 3D data about heritage assets and here at the Digital Building Heritage Group we’ve been using it professionally for a number of years to do this. For much … Continue reading

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Projection Mapping and Medieval Virtual Reality

Over the past couple of months we’ve been examining a range of delivery methods for historic building reconstruction visualisations beyond apps and on-screen video fly-throughs, in particular for museum and exhibition settings. A couple of techniques have been of particular … Continue reading

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3D Printing Architectural Models in ABS

For the past six years we’ve been making architectural models using our Z-Corp 420 and 650 3D printers which use resin boned powdered gypsum as the build material which are then treated with a hardener. This produces fine white, exhibition … Continue reading

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3D Printing a Medieval Chantry Chapel

It’s easy to forget that some of the most long-lived and durable assets in heritage interpretation are traditional physical models. Architectural models have long been used to convey the appearance, spatial sequences, structure and other aspects of buildings and they … Continue reading

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Chairman of Leicestershire County Council Praises DMU Architecture Students’ Designs for Village School

De Montfort University architecture students held an exhibition of their 2nd year design projects for an extension to a Victorian village school in the Leicestershire village of Swannington on Saturday 16th May 2015. This co-production project with Swannington C of … Continue reading

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Digital Heritage Installations

We’ve had a few people ask us how we present our digital fly-throughs of historic buildings and we realized that we’d not actually uploaded any images of installations in museum and visitor centre settings yet so here’s our Greyfriars animation … Continue reading

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DMU and the University of Leicester present a joint lecture on King Richard III

To celebrate the re-interment of Richard III in Leicester, DMU will be hosting a joint lecture featuring academics from DMU and the University of Leicester. Professor Kevin Schurer, who was part of the Richard III archaeological team from the University … Continue reading

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