Timeline of Select Projects | Index of Projects

Title Year(s) Field Description
Amiens Cathedral Interactive Glossary 1996 Architecture, Europe Monograph on Amiens Cathedral featuring photographs, drawings and plans, 3D renderings, and texts
Alhambra 2000 Architecture, Europe Flash-based monograph containing panoramas, images, videos, and diagrams of various rooms of the Alhambra complex in Granada, Spain
Medieval Architecture Digital Teaching Project 2000 Architecture, Europe Collection of academic texts, primary and secondary sources, historical images, floorplans, and panoramas on a variety of Medieval Architectural styles.
Amiens Animated Glossary 2001 Architecture, Europe Interactive floorplan and elevation diagrams that allow students to learn and test themselves on Gothic architectural terms
Amiens Cathedral 2001 Architecture, Europe Narrated two-part video available on YouTube using 3D renderings and animations to explain the architecture and building techniques of Amiens Cathedral
Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, Bear Run, Pennsylvania 2001 Architecture, North America Flash-based virtual tour of The Kaufmann House, commonly known as Fallingwater, featuring panoramas mapped onto a plan of the house and grounds
Designing Saint Peter's 2003 Architecture, Europe Animation showing successive iterations of Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome through comparison of groundplans
Istanbul Documentation Project (1) 2003 Architecture, Europe This was the first iteration of the Istanbul Documentation Project.
The Byzantine Church of Hagia Sophia at Vize in Turkish Thrace 2003 Architecture, Europe Website documenting the excavation and restoration of Hagia Sophia, Vize, through texts, images, and floorplans.
Arg-e Bam: Before and After 2004 Architecture, Asia This website presents a collection of photographs, panoramas, and aerial views of The Citadel of Bam (Arg-e Bam), Iran taken in 2003 and 2004, before and after a large earthquake devastated most of the medieval city.
Restoring Byzantium 2004 Architecture, Europe Focusing on the late-1940s restoration of the Kariye Camii, a Byzantine-era church in Istanbul, the website contains current photographs, historical phographs, panoramas, 3D models and animations, floorplans, academic texts, a glossary, a bibliography, and useful links.
La Villa Savoye: The Five Points of New Architecture 2005 Architecture, Europe This website demonstrates how Le Corbusier's Five Points of New Architecture are deployed in his Villa Savoye, and primarily features panoramas plotted on floorplans.
Selinus Arcopolis Project 2006 Architecture, Europe Website documenting the 2006-07 excavation of the acropolis at the Ancient Greek colony of Selinus in modern-day Sicily, with very detailed aerial map of the site.
Robert Moses and the Modern City 2007 Urban Planning, Architecture, North America Designed as an online resource for the three-part exhibition Robert Moses and the Modern City, this website includes an interactive map of the works of Robert Moses in New York City, an extensive collection of photographs, and text on each exhibition.
Tarim: The Image Database of the Tarim Documentation Project 2007 Architecture, Asia An image database for the "Tarim: Community and the Built Environment in Yemen" website.
Venice, A Database 2007 Architecture, Europe In 2007, ARTstor sponsored a Media Center photography campaign in Venice, Italy, which produced over 340 panoramas of a range of historically significant sites from various eras in the city's history.
The Great Mosque of Mopti 2008 Architecture, Africa Created by late Media Center Director James Conlon following the Terra 2008 conference in Bamako, Mali, this site features panoramas and images of this classic African Islamic mud monument dating from 1935. There is also a brief history and bibliography of the region and building.
Modern Architecture of Chicago 2009 Architecture, North America Highlights in this photographic survey of late-19th and 20th-century architecture in Chicago, IL include iconic structures by Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Frank Gehry, and Rem Koolhaas, plus the Museum of Science and Industry, the last remaining building from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.
Documenting Japan 2010 Architecture, Asia During an Artstor-sponsored fieldwork campaign in May 2010, the Media Center documented significant architectural sites in Japan from the 8th to 21st centuries and gained unparalleled access to some of the nation's most famous monuments.
Istanbul Documentation Project (2) 2011 Architecture, Europe The Istanbul Documentation Project aims to create a digital platform for the virtual presentation of Istanbul's Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and early Republican sites and monuments and thus provides a rich resource for scholars, students, and the general public.
Ancient and Early Christian Sites of Rome 2012 Architecture, Europe Media Center staff and interns accompanied the Spring 2012 Undergraduate Travel Seminar to Rome to document monuments of Ancient Roman and Early Christian architecture.
The American Southwest 2013 Architecture, Sculpture, Painting, North America Photographed in New Mexico and Arizona, this collection features a range of art and architecture, from pre-Columbian Native American settlements and Spanish Colonial mission churches to Modern Navajo architecture and contemporary Southwestern art.
History of Architecture - Real Virtual, Representing Architectural Time and Space 1999-2005 Architecture, Africa, Asia, Europe, North America This History of Architecture Web site is designed to support undergraduate education by focusing on interactive panoramas as a method of expanding the options for classroom presentations of architectural subjects.
360ยบ Panoramas in Context 2000-Present Architecture Since its inception, the Media Center has engaged in numerous photography campaigns, visiting essential sites from the global history of art and architecture and producing thousands of panoramic nodes. Here we present a small sample from our portfolio, placing the panoramas in context by mapping them to architectural plans.
Computational Tools for Modeling, Visualizing and Analyzing Historic and Archaeological Sites 2001-2004 Architecture, Africa, Europe, North America This project aimed "to create new computational tools" for for studying historic structures and archaeological sites, then to compile the data into a database and educational website. Featured locations include Amheida, Egypt; Monte Polizzo, Italy; Thulamela, South Africa; Beauvais Cathedral, France; and St. John the Divine, New York City.
Tarim: Community and the Built Environment in Yemen 2001-2007 Architecture, Asia Created by the late Media Center director James Conlon, this website primarily contains information and data about the conservation of ornate mud-architecture houses in Tarim, Yemen, along with a collection of original photographs and panoramas.
Mapping the Art and Architecture of Renaissance Venice 2002-2005 Architecture, Europe This digital learning environment offers students the opportunity to engage the art and architecture of Renaissance Venice, seen through the famous view of the city by Jacopo de'Barbari, a monumental woodblock print dated 1500.
Thulamela: Computational Tools for Modeling, Visualizing, and Analyzing Historic and Archaeological Sites 2003-2004 Architecture, Africa Part of the "Computational Tools for Modeling, Visualizing and Analyzing Historic and Archaeological Sites" project, "Thulamela" is the most completed subproject with its own separate website.
Art Humanities Teaching Resources 2000-2014 Architecture, Painting, Sculpture, Europe, North America This companion site to Art Humanities serves as a repository for instructor resources and briefings.
Archaeobase 2006-2007 Architecture, Europe Unfinished archaeological database containing data from Professor Clemente Marconi's Ancient Selinus excavation
South America Fieldwork 2007-2014 Architecture, South America Two Columbia University graduate students, Rebecca Fitle and Amanda Gannaway, took these images of important archaeological and cultural heritage sites in Bolivia and Peru.
Mapping Gothic France 2008-2012 Architecture, Europe This comprehensive database of Gothic monuments in France contains more than twenty thousand original photographs and panoramas, accompanied by contextual materials, including historical texts, timelines, and interactive maps.
Rock-cut Architecture of India 2010-2012 Architecture, Asia This photographic survey features just some of India's more than 1,500 rock cut structures, ancient and medieval buildings that represent amazing achievements of structural engineering and craftmanship.
Angkor: Architecture in Cambodia 2012-2013 Architecture, Asia Late Media Center Director Caleb Smith photographed this rich collection of temple architecture from the Khmer Empire in Angkor, present-day Cambodia.
Architecture of North Korea 2012-2015 Architecture, Asia This collection of photographs of government-sponsored architecture in Pyongyang, the Demilitarized Zone, and other sites of interest was taken by Columbia Art History student Lorenzo Vigotti.
A Thousand Years of Church Architecture 1999 Architecture, Europe Simple Flash animation of generic floorplans showing the evolution of European religious architecture
Conques, The Church of St. Foy, Animated Glossary 1999 Architecture, Europe Timed Flash animation of architectural terminology
Durham Cathedral and Old St. Peter's Basilica: A Comparison of the Ground Plans 1999 Architecture, Europe Overlaid floorplans comparing the architecture of Durham Cathedral and the old St. Peter's Basilica in Rome
Durham Cathedral Interactive Ground Plan 1999 Architecture, Europe Black-and-white photographs of Durham Cathedral plotted in a building floorplan
Mapping Architecture in Medieval and Renaissance Naples 2001 Architecture, Urban Planning, Europe An unfinished website on the growth of Naples from the Classical Era to the Renaissance, with historical maps and paintings and a brief history of the city.
Paris, Notre-Dame Cathedral Animated Ground Plan 1999 Architecture, Europe Flash animations of floorplan and elevation.
Paris, Notre-Dame Cathedral Interactive Elevation Diagrams 1999 Architecture, Europe Floorplan with plotted, rollover elevation diagrams.
Paris, Notre-Dame Cathedral Interactive Ground Plan 1999 Architecture, Europe Black-and-white historical images of Notre-Dame plotted on a building floorplan
Romanesque Churches of the Bourbonnais 2003-2007 Architecture, Europe This web resource presents unique research, chronicling the documentation of over thirty Romanesque structures through comprehensive digital photography and three-dimensional panoramas.
South Asia Cultural Heritage Sites 2008 Architecture, Asia Using a Flash-based map with cultural site, cities, elevation, languages, population, etc. overlays, this site highlights important architectural sites in the India subcontinent. Each site contains floorplans, a description and history of the site, and links to image portfolios and panoramas.
The Asian Art Digital Teaching Project 2004-2008 Architecture, Painting, Asia This teaching module showcases Media Center projects and image collections relating to Middle, South, and East Asian art and architecture in order to better serve the faculty and students of Columbia University.
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine 1999 Architecture, North America Images and panoramas of this Neo-Gothic New York church plotted on a floorplan.
ArchMap 2013-2015 Architecture, Asia, Europe This architecture mapping database was the predecessor to Art Atlas
Medieval Millennium 1999 Architecture, Sculpture, Europe Early course monograph created for a class and Metropolitan Museum exhibit of the same name.