Maisa Almeida, Marcela Sousa, Gustavo Vanini
Significant data and information in complex analysis of the architectural heritage, the Republican Museum of Itu, Brazil
Innovative digital tools make it possible to investigate and understand elements of architectural heritage based on considerations extracted from historical and physical analyses, and to use a large quantity of information acquired with technologically advanced tools (e.g, photogrammetry and image-based modeling systems ). These tools allow us to investigate the form, reconstruct the process of designing, and study formal, proportional, and spatial features of archeological elements. The interrelation between theory, methods and application opens the possibility to achieve complete results as far as archaeological documentation, analysis and interpretation. On one hand, these high precision digital tools realistically show surface qualities; on the other hand, in the process of production of these models, it s possible to extend the knowledge of archaeological artefacts through the investigation of the material and its articulation with other components of the building, it offers a complex process of interpretation of historical aesthetical aspects, materials and surfaces.