The architectural image complex. The three-dimensional model provided us with a means of composing the relations between multiple images and clips and an optical device to navigate between them. The smoke clouds were used as the anchors that connect the multiple sources. Courtesy of Forensic Architecture.
A collage pieced together from individual frames extracted from the footage allowed Forensic Architecture to identify distinct features of the building that would later help find the building in a satellite image of Miranshah. On the left, closest to the videographer, is a series of beams that fanned out in a radial pattern, and there is a distinctly visible higher building on the left side of the building near the bend in the road. Forensic Architecture with the collaboration of Situ Research. Courtesy of Forensic Architecture.
While closely studying the changing morphology of these bomb clouds, Forensic Architecture noticed an important detail. Two single still frames captured bombs in midfall, fractions of a second before impact. In order to identify these bombs, they needed to measure their size. They placed the photographic surface at the location of the bombs into the 3D model. Resistance Press, 2014; analysis by Forensic Architecture, 2015. Courtesy of Forensic Architecture.
A full-scale reconstruction of the targeted room in which the blast occurred, enabled by the occasion of the 2016 Venice Biennale of Architecture. Photo by Matthias Böttger. Courtesy of Forensic Architecture.
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