HISTORY AND THEORY OF ARCHITECTURAL PRESERVATION


Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Faculty of Architecture




Department for History of Architecture

and of Monuments

Course Title:


History and Theory of Architectural Preservation

Code: BMEEPETA

Requirements:

exam

Credit:

2

Semester:


6. Spring

Lecturers: MEZŐS Tamás CSc, DLA, professor

Course account:  MEZŐS Tamás CSc, DLA professor


COURSE DEMANDS


Requisites:

History of Architecture 6.

Educational methods:

Lectures

Requirements:

Class attendance is required

Controls during the semester:

One test, on the last class

The failed or missed test may be repeated once, date fixed in advance

Terms of subscription:


Valid test results (two passed)

Form of exam:

Oral exam

Repeated exam:

The failed exam may be repeated twice


Final grade:

Final grade comes 30% from test, 20% from the project results and 50% from the oral exam.


BRIEF COURSE DESCRIPTION



The course gives an overview on history and theory of the architectural preservation in Europe and Hungary. The program presents the evaluation of the way of thinking from purism to the modern practice of restoration. It is an important part, when national and international documents and theoretic papers are discussed, form Morris and Ruskin’s work, over Boito’s “Prima carta del restauro” (1883) to Krakow Charter 2000 and the Burra Charter.

Following the historic part, some technical aspects of preservation are discussed, i.e. surveying methods and techniques, non-destructive and destructive building archaeological methods etc. The brief introduction to building archaeology helps to understand the importance of theoretic reconstruction of independent building phases of the historic monument. The detailed discussion of the topic is part of the Preservation of historic buildings 2 – Building archaeology elective subject.

The third part is dealing with architectural and design-methodological questions of preservation. Especially the didactic architectural presentation of archaeological heritage, the reuse and functional problems of industrial and vernacular buildings for modern purposes. One practical measuring project must be carried out, following the instructions of the lecturer.


DETAILED SYLLABUS OF THE COURSE

Architectural Preservation (BMEEPETA611)


Week

Lecture

Subject of lecture

1.

02. 08.

History and theory of preservation in Europe I.

Relation of the contemporary culture to the architecture of the past (From antiquity to the enlightenment)

2.

02. 15.

History and theory of preservation in Europe II.

The state organized protection policy from the French Revolution to the turn of the century 19-20.

3.

02. 22.

Charters and international documents concerning of architectural preservation

From the theories of Morris and Ruskin to the Burra Charter.

4.

03. 01.

History of preservation in Hungary

The history of the preservation from the beginning – analysis of important examples

5.

03. 08.

The scientific   documentation and the building archaeological investigations

Research in archives and evaluation of written and drawn sources for identifying building phases

Destructive and non destructive methods.

6.

03. 29.

Design-theory in protection of architectural heritage

Special consideration in design procedure in refurbishment of historic architecture.

7.

04. 12.

Building survey

The presentation of different methods for measuring buildings and architectural details

8

04. 19.

Building diagnostics

Diagnostics of materials and structures and their use for the building phases and rehabilitation

9.

04. 26.

Preservation and architectural presentation of archaeological heritage

Presentation of the main theoretic considerations in the protection of archaeological heritage

10.

05. 03.

Preservation of historic settlements

Presentation of the achievements of the last 60 years from the beginnings to the present

11.

05. 10.

Written test


























January 27th 2018.

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