Photosynth for Urban Visualisation

By October 1, 2008 One Comment

We haven’t had much chance recently to put Photosynth through its paces – but one natural application is for the visualisation of architecture. Hidenori Watanave and students from Tokyo Metropolitan University have used it in such a way to create a ‘synth’ of the Nakagin Capsule Tower” by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa:

We are still undecided on photosynth, at the moment it seems like an impressive tech demo, if they offered the ability to download the point cloud it would make it a much more interesting application…

See for more of Hidenori’s work.


Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.

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