RECORDING EARTHEN ARCHITECTURE AT THE PERUVIAN ANDES: THE CASE OF KUÑO TAMBO CHURCH'S HISTORIC WALL PAINTINGS
- 1Carleton Immersive Media Studio, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel by drive, Ottawa, On, K1S 5B6 Canada, Canada
- 2Getty Conservation Institute, 1200 Getty Drive, Suite 700, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1684, USA
- 3Universidad Católica Sedes Sapientiae, Centro de Estudios y Patrimonio Cultural, Esquina Galileo y Globo Terráqueo S/N Urbanización Sol de Oro, Los Olivos, Lima, Peru
Keywords: 3D imaging, recording, photogrammetry, EDM, Computer-Aided Drawing, wall paintings, conservation, earthen architecture, documentation
Abstract. According to UNESCO "Earthen architecture is one of the most original and powerful expressions of our ability to create a built environment with readily available resources. It includes a great variety of structures, ranging from mosques, palaces and granaries, to historic city centres, cultural landscapes and archaeological sites" (WHEAP, 2007). This contribution looks at developing effective methods for recording earthen historic structures for their rehabilitation and preservation using the Kuño Tambo church in Peru, which is a Peruvian national historic site that requires serious rehabilitation work, as a case study. This project describes the compilation of an effective metric record of the "state-of-conservation" – "as found" of wall paintings in this important and remote building using a toolbox of different "off-the-shelf" heritage recording techniques. This approach was applied by Carleton Immersive Media Studio (CIMS), as part of the Earthen Architecture Initiative of the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI).