Category Archives: Industrial Architecture

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Pop-Up Digital Heritage Cinema at Greyfriars THI Launch

The Digital Building Heritage Group (DBHG) had their AHRC funded show-stand and a pop-up “digital heritage cinema” at the launch event on Thursday 14th May 2015 for the Greyfriars Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) in Leicester, held in the covered courtyard of the Boot … Continue reading

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Greyfriars Townscape Heritage Initiative

After a lot of hard work and collaboration the Greyfriars Townscape Heritage Initiative £1.5M  five year heritage led regeneration programme, jointly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Leicester City Council starts on the 14th May 2015 with a … Continue reading

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Digital Glossop – Decimating Data

Next Friday (Friday 16th January 2015) will be the second year running for The Connected Communities Heritage Network Symposium, and the Digital building Heritage Group will be exhibiting work for the newly developed Digital Glossop mobile app which will be … Continue reading

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One Year On – Legacy Digital Building Heritage

It’s gratifying to know that work we did under AHRC funded Digital Building Heritage Phase 2 project (Grant Ref AH-K007610-1) last year is still being actively used by our Community Heritage Partners and others. A good example is a recent … Continue reading

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Affective Digital Histories – Recreating De-industrial Places

It’s always nice to be asked to work on someone else’s projects especially when it’s with new collaborative partners and The Digital Building Heritage Group is for the first time assisting the University of Leicester on one of their projects, … Continue reading

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Nottinghamshire’s “Model Prison” at Southwell

As part of our current Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded research project Digital Building Heritage: Phase 3 (Grant Reference: AH/L013290/1) we are assisting the Southwell Community Archaeology Group (SCAG) to digitally reconstruct and interpret the now largely lost … Continue reading

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Pembroke Historic Naval Dockyard Digital Reconstruction Launched

The Digital Building Heritage Group at De Montfort University were very pleased to be at Pembroke Dock 2014 in Pembroke South Wales, UK on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th January 2014 where Steffan (far left) from the DBHG launched the new … Continue reading

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Skin Deep – Surface Texture and Heritage Interpretation

In our last post we mentioned texture mapping as an approach to revealing material detail and surface quality in heritage modelling. Texture mapping is where a high resolution photograph or composite digital artwork is applied (or “pasted”) onto the surface … Continue reading

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Victorian Cast Iron Buildings and the Royal Navy

The Pembroke Historic Naval Dockyard Digital Model for our AHRC Connected Community partners Pembroke Dock 2014 is progressing well here at the DBHG. We’ve had a lot of enquiries about the model from naval historians across Europe and people from … Continue reading

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Swannington Incline Railway Animation

Back in Leicester after the AHRC Showcase day in Edinburgh the Digital Building Heritage Group is releasing new videos onto YouTube. The first is the Swannington Inclined Railway which we have blogged about before here:( http://digitalbuildingheritage.our.dmu.ac.uk/2013/06/02/rain-steam-and-speed/ ) and includes an animated … Continue reading

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