Photo and Synthesis Image Lab
The LAFIS is characterised by the alternative way in which it proposes to develop themes applied to architecture, with two main aims: the identification of work with pragmatic and tangible dimensions to its objectives, and a multidisciplinary, integrated approach to addressing these objectives, promoting the incorporation of technical and technological matters on an advanced level.
The key objectives of the laboratory are:
- to promote the integration and full sharing of skills at university level, specifically those relating to computation and information technologies, exchanging information and experiences with other units within the FA, particularly other laboratories.
- to create working routines with teams that involve students and teaching staff in developing academic work and projects structured to provide challenges in terms of the use and implementation of information technologies in the following areas: the study and application of photo and image synthesis; the application and development of 3D modelling systems and computer-assisted design; computational and programming applications for geometry and imaging; the construction and development of databases; the publication and maintenance
of online data.
The Photo and Synthesis Image Lab offers two main online tools, corresponding to two sections of the Light Table project: the MAMsys hyper-platform and 3D:sys, the former used to manage a bank of images and the latter to manage 3D digital files. The use of these tools is open to the public, with the aim of establishing a platform to display, catalogue and access work on photography and images.
Navigation of the MAM:sys and 3D:sys applications is optimised by screen resolutions of 1280x1024px (with lower resolutions, the list of existing terms that can be consulted in the database are not visible).