Architectural renovation: issues and methodology - Different lines of action in the re-use of buildings define essential demarcations on the basis of the historical importance and the actual state of the buildings in question. As opposed to restoration, with architectural renovation the assessment of the possibilities for using the building forms an essential part of the project by examining limited changes that can be made to change the use. The changes are not based solely on meeting the new requirements as in redevelopment, but on an assessment of their congruity with the ‘constructed matter’, so that its basic identity is not spoilt. Any new construction is therefore set on the same value level as the general conservation work, where both are involved in the general process of recomposition and the quest to renew the authenticity of the architecture.
Keywords: Identity; knowledge; recomposition.