Applying photogrammetry to reconstruct 3D luminance point clouds of indoor environments

Matti Kurkela, Mikko Maksimainen, Arttu Julin, Juho-Pekka Virtanen, Ilari Männistö, Matti Tapio Vaaja, Hannu Hyyppä

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Computer-aided 3D modelling is the standard design method in the architecture, engineering, construction, owner, operator (AECOO) industry and in lighting design. Applying a photogrammetric process, a sequence of images is used to reconstruct the geometry of a space or an object in a 3D model. Likewise, a calibrated digital camera is utilized to measure the surface luminance values of an environment or an object. We propose a workflow in which the geometry and the luminance values are measured simultaneously by combining these two measurement methods. The pipeline has been assessed and validated through the application to a case study, the Aalto Hall (Aalto University, Espoo, Finland), in order to understand its potential.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-72
Number of pages17
JournalArchitectural Engineering and Design Management
Issue number1
Early online date22 Dec 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2022
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • photogrammetry
  • photometry
  • point cloud
  • luminance
  • 3D model
  • indoor
  • lightning


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