Maria BOȘTENARU DAN

The architectural landscape in the interwar time and the need of re generation today – geographical parcours Romania, Italy, Greece, the rest of Europe

Abstract:

In this paper the author investigated the need of conservation of early 20th century buildings. This need of conservation is determined by the physical condition of the buildings on one side, be it aging, or seismic vulnerability, and by the need to put them in value, for example for cultural tourism, on another side. The greatest number of conservation approaches is given by Italy, where a multitude of Modernisms and architectures, with different conservation approaches can be found, and thus can be an example for Romania. Also in Greece there are similarities in the typology of the buildings and their problems. Finally the larger European context is considered, highlighting the intense research and practice for the conservation of 20th century architecture in Germany, particularly in Karlsruhe, research extending to the large European context. Other notable examples are from Slovenia, Great Britain, Portugal and Austria. The focus lay on multi-storey buildings, mostly of housing, and mostly with reinforced concrete structure. Seismic retrofit, sometimes performed with innovative methods such as fibre reinforced polymers (FRP) can be connected to functional rehabilitation, as examples show. The investigation is relevant for this time and place since early 20th century buildings give the face of Bucharest.

Download:

Published in Argument 1/2009


Related articles:

Maria BOȘTENARU DAN:
Computer Assisted Artistic Education - Argument 8/2016
Reviewer Experience in Virtual Design Studio Through Blogs - Argument 8/2016
The influence of Japanese gardens on contemporary gardens - Argument 9/2017
Vernacular Architecture of Sathmar Swabians - Argument 11/2019
The impact of catastrophic events on architecture: the relationship with representation in the architectural/artistic project - Argument 2/2010
Participatism and disaster management - Argument 4/2012
Rudolf Frankel in Bucharest, 110 years after birth - Argument 4/2012
The presence of the forest in the city of Karlsruhe, Germany and Carei, Romania – occasion for cultural events - Argument 5/2013
Resort Architecture In Balatonfüred, Hungary – Urban Route - Argument 6/2014
Economics of the earthquake risk mitigation in the urban and constructive structure - Argument 6/2014
Research by design in the architecture of spa-s - Argument 7/2015
Green Wall Land Art - Argument 7/2015