Ottawa Summer School July 2013

In Between Scanned Realities

This AA Visiting School with Tobias Klein, OLGV, Carleton University and ScanLAB was set within the context of the Canadian wilderness of Gatineau Park. Walking in the footsteps of industrial alchemist Thomas ‘Carbide’ Wilson, the ruins of whose former empire lie decaying deep within the forest.

The course explored 3D devices that scan the unnatural post-industrial landscape in an attempt to fuse the accidental qualities of discovery with the mathematical precision of laser-scanned environments. Students formed their own architectural ‘carbide’, a fusion of scans and digital modelling to generate a landscape that emerged from Wilson’s place of decay. The final animations became a series of digitally altered and choreographed 3D 'Scanscapes'' projected into the brutalist building housing the Azrieli School of Architecture, Carleton.