Special Issue "On Contemporary Architectural Design and the Rehabilitation of Built Heritage"
A special issue of Designs (ISSN 2411-9660).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2021.
Lab2PT-Landscapes, Heritage and Territory Laboratory, University of Minho, Portugal
Interests: architectural and urban rehabilitation; built environment; architectural history; architectural theory; architectural heritage; Cistercian architecture; monastic buildings
Built heritage is a major cultural asset. It refers to all aspects of man-made environments such as houses, places of worship, commercial and office buildings, monuments and other places of historical significance. Built heritage helps to define a sense of place and identity for communities. It is not only about monuments of exceptional value, but it also includes modest vernacular buildings and popular architectures that represent other equally important historical, social, and cultural values. According to the Davos Declaration (2018), the building culture encompasses existing buildings, monuments, and other elements of cultural heritage, as well as the design and construction of contemporary buildings, infrastructures, public spaces, and landscapes. The actual technical requirements are not always compatible with older buildings. Regular maintenance of these buildings may include preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, reconstruction, refurbishment, adaptation, and interpretation of existing buildings and their environment.
This Special Issue will gather a wide range of perspectives and discussions on practical and theoretical aspects of contemporary architectural design and the rehabilitation of built heritage. The architectural, constructive, and technical possibilities that can be used in the rehabilitation of built heritage should also be approached.
The geographical scope of this Special Issue is global, comprising urban and rural contexts. We welcome both original research studies and literature reviews based on case studies as well as theoretical and methodological approaches regarding contemporary architectural design and the rehabilitation of built heritage. Submissions are encouraged on, but not limited to, the areas mentioned keywords listed.
Prof. Dr. Ana M. T. Martins
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Adaptive re-use
- Architectural design
- Architectural history
- Architectural theory
- Architectural rehabilitation
- Built environment
- Built heritage
- Building culture
- Building performance
- Building rehabilitation
- Construction engineering
- Contemporary architectural design
- Cultural heritage
- Industrial buildings
- Monastic buildings
- Popular architecture
- Vernacular architecture
- Urban rehabilitation