1.The students come into contact with the theory of material culture and the critical treatment of the cultural tradition and its interpretation, as it is recorded in the cultural reserve, in architectural ensembles and monuments.
2. They acquire skills to handle the programming and design of a sensitive field characterized by high demands and increased complexity.
3. They will gain insight into the multidimensional and multidisciplinary approach to the historic architectural legacy.
4. They will be informed about the national and international institutional framework for the protection, conservation and restoration of monuments and monumental sets.
5.They will gain insight into the construction technology of historical building materials and systems of technical maintenance, rehabilitation and construction technology of contemporary interventions in historic buildings.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Object of the course
Laboratory course that offers a deeper knowledge in rehabilitation and reuse of historic buildings and sites. It includes an introduction to issues of their interdisciplinary approach as well as architectural proposals for their restoration and reuse till the application level. Briefly, the course deals with
• interventions and redesign of historic buildings and sites,
• additions to historic buildings,
• new architecture in historical context,
• regeneration - restoration of historic ensembles
The aim of the course is:
to bring students into contact with the theory of material culture and the critical treatment of the cultural tradition and its interpretation, as recorded in the cultural legacy, in the architectural ensembles and monuments. It seeks to give them skills to be able to handle the programming and design in a sensitive, demanding and of increased complexity architectural field, as well as to familiarize them with the multidimensional and multidisciplinary approach to the historical architectural reserve.
• International and national institutional frame for the protection, conservation and restoration of monuments and monumental ensembles
• Presentation of applied projects of conservation and restoration.
• Deepening in the construction technology of historic structural systems and materials
• In depth technical maintenance and rehabilitation
• Deepening in the contemporary building technology at interventions in historic buildings.
• Presentation of examples of management and enhancement of historic buildings and sites at international and national level
• Presentations of applied studies of interdisciplinary approach for maintenance and rehabilitation of historical buildings and sites
• New theoretical approaches and considerations.
This laboratory course is of increased synthetic complexity, aiming to help the students in deepening into the very important and vital field of contemporary architectural creation, which deals with the historic environment, to help them in making decisions about it and in redesigning it. The topics of the workshop will include buildings or sets of historical interest and memory.
The approach will be in accordance with the contemporary scientific methods of analysis, documentation, evaluation and management of historic buildings and sites, through an interdisciplinary approach and will aim to a complete architectural proposal process till the application level.
Teaching assistance: Michael Nomikos, George Karadedos, Professors Emeritus AUTH. Also invited teachers from other disciplines (engineers, archaeologists, art historians, art conservators, etc.)
restoration, reuse, interpretation of the historic environment, documentation, evaluation, re-design
the evaluation of the students takes place according to:
a. their participation in the course
b. the quality of work analysis and documentation of the selected historic building or assembly, ie its profoundness, the interpretive ability and perception of the architectural and construction issues, the formation of their presentation, the scientific accuracy, and the completeness of the programmating objectives resulting as conclusions from the group work projects
c the synthetic capacity and sensitivity of the design proposals for interventions in the historical buildings and sets, the extent to which such interventions meet the programmatic objectives that have emerged from the stage of analysis , documentation and evaluation, as well as the quality and completeness of the design proposals, the technical and engineering aproach, the accuracy and the quality of the design and the quality of the project's presentation
d. the quality, completeness and formation of the public presentations of both phases of the project (analysis - documentation and composition) and the documentation of the individual as well as collective solutions and options
e. finally, selected projects are presented to professional groups ( Architects Association , Technical Chamber, Technical Services of Municipalities etc. ) are assessed and awarded in a student competition
Additional bibliography for study
Γιώργος Καραδέδος, Ιστορία και θεωρία της αποκατάστασης, Μέθεξις, Θεσσαλονίκη 2009.
Ήπιες Επεμβάσεις για την προστασία ιστορικών κατασκευών,Συλλογικό έργο, Εκδόσεις ΙΑΝΟΣ Α.Ε., Θεσσαλονίκη 2009,
Johannes Cramer, Stefan Breitling, Architecture in Existing Fabric, planning, design, building. Birkhaeuser Verlag A.G. Basel, Boston,Berlin 2007,
Jokilehto, Jukka, A History of Architectural Conservation, Bath 2001
Powell Kenneth, Architecture Reborn: The Conservation and Reconstruction of Old Buildings,
Mnafred Schuller, Building Archeology (ICOMOS, International Council on Monuments and Sites VII),Munich 2002