ACAHUCH + OPEN HOUSE MELBOURNE - An exploration into the Miles Lewis Building Heritage Collection

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Naomi Mullumby

    Reconnecting with the past through architectural objects

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    The Miles Lewis Heritage Building collection is a digital resource made available via the Architectural Building and Planning Library here. The website, currently under construction, will be available soon through the Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage homepage.

    A team of architects have been involved in this project, they are

    Architecture typically uses 3D technologies to capture site and structure. The project to digitise the Miles Lewis Building Heritage collection created over 300 3D scans of historic building materials and objects. The collection tells a story of the evolution of the design, manufacturing and use of construction materials and techniques within Australian and offers insights into global influences on Australian architectural methods.

    Join us for a behind the scenes look at the collection and its transformation. You will get to see and hear some of the stories of the objects collected by Professor Miles Lewis over his professional career. Who would have thought that interacting online with a nail, brick or a shingle could be so incredible?

    This online event will highlight some of the inventive solutions to the technical and access challenges to meet the aim of sparking curiosity and encouraging play, allowing anyone to reconnect with this unique history.

    Miles Lewis Archive Process 3This forum is part of Open House Melbourne's 2021 program and is hosted by ACAHUCH at the Melbourne School of Design, the University of Melbourne.

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