Point cloud modelling research It has become a core competence at the Chair of Professor Christophe Girot. It has allowed for considerable progress in matters of landscape modelling and representation. Point cloud-Technology has become central to most methods of design and analysis, and is used regularly to produce elaborate sections, elevations and plans from the remote sensing data. The chair has developed interactive models with this technology that enable boundless movement through virtual space. In addition, laser scan point cloud models when combined with ambient surround sound recordings produce a new kind of audiovisual landscape reality.
Topology: Thinking About Ground in Landscape Architecture
Topology is currently considered to be an abstract term designating a continuity of surface and connections in mathematics and structural engineering. Topology, in the sense of landscape architecture, is not only about descriptive geometry, it pays greater attention to the making and modelling of ground surfaces leading to innovative topographies. Topology is about the making of a landscape and its intrinsic beauty, it therefore requires a deep poetic and aesthetic engagement on part of the designer.