The students of the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London had the opportunity to learn on-site 3D laser scanning by helping to capture parts of the Old Eastman Dental Hospital (EDH) at Grey’s Inn Road in London. This is one of UCLH’s buildings that moved to a new facility at 47-49 Huntley Street in London.
The project attempted to capture the memory of this building while still in use, recording its spatial use and depicting activities, generating a series of images that address its large scale while, at the same time, capture and showcase millimetric detail of objects, people and life.
These images are part of a 3D laser scanning survey done in collaboration with the Bartlett School of Architecture University College London, UCL. The 3D laser scanning survey, products and artworks were commissioned and curated by Laura Mitchison, from On the Record Community Interest Company, with funding by the HeritageLottery Fund and UCLH Arts and Heritage, for a permanent exhibition displayed in the new building, titled ‘The Texture of Air’. In it, there is an artwork by Bernadette Devilat, a large scan section of the RNTNEH and the EDH buildings in which different cutting planes were overlapped in order to peek inside the rooms (complete section above), creating views that are impossible in reality: as if the facade of the building was removed, illuminated by the daily life under the scanner’s light. More information here: www.devilat-lanuza.com and https://www.thetextureofair.uk/
Building: Eastman Dental Hospital UCLH.
Location: 256 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8LD
Date of capture: December 2018
Scanning on-site: Bernadette Devilat (tutor), Ecem Ergin, Felipe Lanuza, Fatma Zeyneb Onsiper and María Catalina Venegas (students).
Number of scans: 256
Credits at the exhibition:
Exhibition curation and production: Laura Mitchison -On The Record
Images: Bernadette Devilat in collaboration with the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL.