Baroque Architectures

Baroque Topologies research group is actively working with Digital Analysis of the Latent Topological Structure of Baroque Architecture to explore how emerging technology—including high-resolution 3D digital scanning and printing—provides unprecedented access to Baroque architecture’s formal complexities, intricate detail, and deep topological structure.

During the Summer of 2020, and ongoing, PennPraxis Design Fellows will continue utilizing previous 3D laser scanned high-resolution point-clouds of over twenty of the most innovative Baroque churches in Italy, to develop new readings of previously unseen spaces. The goal is to further develop representations, models and drawings, to be featured in upcoming Biennales, and publications.