Posted by Antonella on August 25, 2003 at 03:56:54:
In Reply to: heritage conservation as a thesis topic posted by Pritha on July 07, 2003 at 08:35:30:
hey Pritha! I am a fourth yr student and am considering architeture conservation and rejuvination of village core areas as my thesis topic, concentrating my research on how to integrate old buildings within today's modern society needs (rather than retaining the museum-like approach today's society has towards them). My view is that, in treating them this way, although the buildings themselves are being better respected, and being given a "face-lift", this enables us to respect them architecturally, but it still does not inject LIFE into them. People, youths , children do not understand them, and mostly do not use them or don't even spare a glance!
My aim is to integrate them fully into society, since they definitely should fit more fully within the urban context (since they have been there ages), than new buildings, not the other way round.
Catch my drift? or am i talking loads of bulocks? :-)
Needless to say, it's a hell of a lot of work, since i propose to do a case study as well, and proposed rejuvination plan of a city core.
But, i have no idea where to start!!
Any clues anyone??
PS Although i agree with Lucitania that it might take slightly more research than a new construction, i think it is well worth the hassle to opt for a project within an existing herutage building. So, don't be scared, go for it Pritha!!
Antonella from Malta
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