TWiG 3D Capture of Architectural Models
Providing public access to Queensland State Archive's 3d records
In collaboration with SiteSee, Ditto Labs has enabled the Queensland State Archives (QSA) to make their architectural models available online for the first time. The models held by QSA are an important part of Queensland's heritage, which until now has been inaccessible to the public. By digitising the models and making them web accessible, we can unlock the records. Our goal is to replace the experience of seeing the models in person.
This project was made possible by Advance Queensland's Testing Within Government (TWiG) Program, an initiative of the Queensland Government's Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation. Over the course of the 12 week program, we were able to engage with the staff at QSA and TWiG, to develop the best possible solution. This mode of engagement allowed us to iterate and improve our solution while gaining a better understanding of the problem, the possibilities and to lay out further improvements.
We are pleased to offer this demonstration of our 3D capture and online viewing platform.
The Land Administration Building model measures at 600mm in length and 285mm in width at the base. It is evident that the model maker took care to include the smallest details, from the miniature cars to the various characters on the footpaths.
The building at 80 George St was commissioned as Queensland Government Offices. It is currently being demolished to make way for a new development. This model features a number of fine elements, including the trees and other greenery. Great care was taken to build a model which accurately reflected the architects intentions for the site.
This scale model takes in Roma St train Station, parts of the Roma St Parklands, Brisbane City Hall and riverfront. The focal point of this model is the Magistrates Court Precinct, including the Supreme Court building.