CARN: Reconstruction of the red room's fireplace
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Reconstruction of the red room's fireplace
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    On the 28. of May 2015, I started with the reconstruction of the fireplace in the red room. 



    Fireplace wall of red room after the burning

    Fireplace wall of red room before the burning


    Construction plan 

    This is a doubly salient fireplace in the red room with a cornice above and another cornice in the middle with a semicircular comprising the wall edges. Below the composition, an architrave on two pillars containing the fireplace. An essential basis for the 3D reconstruction is the construction drawing with the measurements and the photographies. The two states in the photos allow a suggestive treatment of structures and construction of the fireplace. The plan drawing contains all the necessary dimensional parameters and helped me a lot to accomplish a 2D reconstruction with Archicad 18 as can be seen in the elevation, on the floor plan and in the section drawing. Many lines differed in the course of the plan drawing but could be marked with a useful construction grid. Using the construction grid and the plan drawing, it was possible to draw ancient geometric shapes to come closer to the original state of the chimney. After a nearly symmetrical finished plan drawing, I could start with the 3D modeling with FormZ 8.0. I used the entire upper part of the chimney (upper cornice, triangular frame, final cornice with the semicircle in front of the composition) from my 2D reconstruction and implement faithfully. The part underneath, the probably so called architraves, turned out the problem of worse insight to the existing chimney as it is almost no longer visible in its decor and structure caused by the fire destroying the manor and almost the ornamentation. It could be possible that the plunge served as an architraves rested on two pillars or feets or maybe served as a continous frame connected to the pillars and the plunge. For this purpose I compared the sectional drawing with the floor plan and was able to determine that the structure of the pillars differed to much from the plunge, so that the main function was probably to act as an architrave and not as a continous frame. In contrast to the picture frame as mentioned above. Here were the structures of the side panels and upper bar so similar that this could be modeled as continuous. You can see the proportion of the fireplace comparing to individuals on this illustration.

    Conclusively, after a precise 2D reconstruction, I could continue to work with a good 3D reconstruction. This made it possible to estimate and weigh probabilities, because I could derive and use well-known structures.