State-Of The-Art of the Process of Returning to Function of Aged and/or Not-in-Use Buildings

Tomme: 65 (69) | Fascicle: 4 | 2019
Pages: 81-90
Abstract text:
The concern to return to function of buildings in general and of not-in-use buildings especially has become a topic during the last decades, having the purpose of bringing such constructions back in the public use. Constructions that form, among others, the physical frame of everyday life and which often have a remarkable architectural image, need to be adapted to the changes in society which put their stamp on them. Empirically built sometime in the past, built based on intuition and experience and tradition conveyed from one generation to another, constructions have evolved in time in all aspects: architecture, structural design, erection technology. Modern developments in technology could not be possible without the contribution of predecessors, among which Vetruvius, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Isac Newton, Daniel Bernoulli, Robert Hooke, Claude-Louis Navier, Dmitri I. Juravski, and others. By defininition, returning to function of a building involves the reconciliation of the desire to continue, by keeping building structure and image with using the building according to the new functions. The potential of reusing a building depends to a large extent on the constructive qualities and volume structure of a building.
Key Words:
constructions; technological processes; traditions; deterioration; reconversion

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Author(s) Information

Simona Stanca
Affiliation: Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

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