William Trossell and Matthew Shaw run ScanLAB, a series of projects that investigate the capabilities of 3D laser scanning in architecture on all scales, from intricately detailed objects to large cityscapes. The results land somewhere in that exciting new space between technology and art. Their Abney Park Cemetery project is a good example of what that means. Last year Trossell and Shaw visited the London cemetery and took what they call forensic snapshots – eerie, ghostlike images of the chapel, which was severely damaged in a fire and is currently in a state of decay (the chapel is still awaiting funding for repairs).
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