Architecture and sculpture are vital to the world around us. Whether it’s the structure of a building or the ornate features on its façade, the two practices are deeply rooted in what sets each and every structure apart. But despite being nearly as old as time, architecture and sculpture are no exception to the digital transformation that’s changing almost every other industry.
In this post, we’ll take a closer look at how digital asset management (DAM) systems are used within architecture and sculpture.
As the UK’s oldest independent school of architecture – and one of the most prestigious in the world – it’s fair to say the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London is an authority when it comes to its specialist subject.
Founded way back in the 1890s, the school has access to over 500,000 digital assets which tell the story of architecture’s journey through the 20th century and beyond. This includes negatives, slides, prints and transparencies which document AAS life, demonstrate how architectural practices have changed over time and in many cases still help to inform students about architectural methods and rules that are still used today.
That said, managing over half a million files is no mean feat. Fortunately, it’s made easy with iBase’s DAM software. Users can search using tags or structured hierarchies to find files about Buildings and Places, Schoolwork or even School Life. That’s paired with one click search history and advanced search for field by field drill down, so the AAS can simply sit back and let their assets do the work once they’re added.
Much like architecture, the UK is home to a rich history of sculpture. The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland (CRSBI) aims to document that history with an online archive of descriptions, details and images relating to surviving examples of Romanesque stone sculpture.
With many of these sculptures exposed to the elements, there is a constant risk of them being damaged and worn down over time. That’s why the work the CRSBI does is so important. Thankfully, they don’t have to manage records from over 5,000 sites using a substandard system….
Our DAM software provides seamless access for professionally qualified experts to review, approve and publish reports, which are then available to browse on their site. Reports can be searched for, with each report containing location information, photos and a description along with any other relevant information.
The use of our DAM system by the AAS and CRSBI provide the perfect examples of how the versatile software can be used to help almost any digital project. From creative agencies and accountants to historical archives, there are no boundaries to the value of secure storage, impeccable organisation and quick retrieval of assets.