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3D reconstruction of the Belgian Pavilion - Where to find detailed information?


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#1 polforeman

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 03:50 AM

Hi!

I'm a student at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in Germany, and I will be doing a 3D reconstruction of Henry van de Velde's Belgian Pavilion for a class project.

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I already have some information, such as pictures of the outside of the buildings, some medium-quality plans, etc. so I can start modelling the building. However, I would like to ask if any of you has or knows how to find more detailed information (such as better quality plans, or interior pictures). I would also be interested in detailed plans of the Fair, as I would like to do a mass-modelling of the surrounding buildings.

This is what I have done so far: (I'm not sure if the image will show in full size... am I doing something wrong when uploading the picture?)

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As an example of previous work I have done, here is a video of Gaudí's first project for the Casa Milà in Barcelona (please consider that this was a few years ago and I didn't have much time to work on it)

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So, any help would be greatly appreaciated. Even though I have enough information and can proceed to modelling the outside (which I will show you if you're interested) I would like to make the model as exact as possible.

Thank you very much!


Pol Foreman

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#2 Randy Treadway

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:02 AM

I have many exterior photos of this pavilion in the form of postcards, but I'll send by pm to you the email address of a person in France who has a much better collection than I, including many specialty views of the Belgian Pavilion (and all pavilions).

In the last week or two I came across a web site that had many views of this pavilion under construction, including interiors... but unfortunately I didn't save the url.

For now, here is an interior view of the flower garden.
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Trivia: It's said that the Belgian Pavilion sat almost directly over the tunnel which was built many years later, where Princess Diana was killed in the car crash.

#3 Randy Treadway

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:12 AM

reload this page, and you'll see the picture (it didn't work at first)

#4 polforeman

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:26 AM

I have found quite a lot of information after all, by searching google intensively!

Here is an update with some newer images (still Work in Progress, don't take them seriously!)

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I will keep you updated :)

#5 Randy Treadway

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:00 AM

Good work Pol! Thanks for sharing your work-in-progress.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:26 AM

Very good! I look forward to seeing future work also.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 11:01 AM

Can't wait to see the finished product. Paris 1937 is in my top 5 favorite world's fairs. I always find it amazing how they managed to construct a major international exposition in the center of Paris by building those tunnels and constructing pavilions on pilings above them and over the Seine.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:06 AM

Well, I'm back!

The project is finally finished, although I could have worked on it much more...

I have modelled almost everything, except for the Eiffel Tower and the flag. I will upload some more pictures from the inside soon :)

Let me know what you think!

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:17 AM

These are coming along very nicely. Great work!

#10 Bill Cotter

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:37 AM

Very nice indeed.

#11 Randy Treadway

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:31 PM

Very exciting! I've seen so many still pictures, it's nice to see a 3-D model is now done.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:11 PM

Very realistic looking.

#13 xl5er

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:52 PM

Wow.

Reflections on windows are spectacular! Good work!

#14 polforeman

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:46 AM

And here are the "cubes" I rendered and later turned into 360º Panoramas. Of course I didn't model the Traction Avant ;)

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#15 timhead03

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 01:33 PM

Hello there,

 

Are you willing to share parts of your 3D context model with me for my project involving the Japan Pavilion at the 1937 Expo?

Thank you!

 

Tim Zeitler






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