Graduate Architecture

Baroque Topologies

Digital Analysis of the Latent Topological Structure of Baroque Architecture


Associate Professor Andrew Saunders’ research, Baroque Topologies:  Digital Analysis of the Latent Topological Structure of Baroque Architecture, explores how emerging technology—including high-resolution 3D digital scanning and printing—provide unprecedented access to Baroque architecture’s formal complexities, intricate detail, and deep topological structure.  Professor Saunders field research in Rome and Turin, Italy documents the most significant Baroque works, will result in publication and a digital archive of his analysis, including high-resolution 3D scans and parametric models. This archive will be an extremely valuable worldwide resource for advancing contemporary teaching and research of the Italian Baroque, since no such digital archive currently exists.