[Essay] Palimpsest: Architectural Insertions, Continuity and Change (C3 no.401)

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Gihan Karunaratne

C3 no.401 / pp.104-109 (6 pages)

 

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Palimpsest: Architectural Insertions, Continuity and Change _ Gihan Karunaratne

The architectural insertion of new building layers in a historical and heritage context is complex and requires in-depth reasoning and justification from an aesthetic, functional, technical and public point of view. Among the most fundamental aspects to consider are the locality, visual and spatial quality of architecture, the way a building is composed within its surrounding, and the manner of its integration into a historic urban context. […]