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Course Name
Turkish Kültür Varlıklarının Restorasyonu
English Restoration of Cultural Property
Course Code
MIM 427E Credit Lecture
Semester -
3 3 - -
Course Language English
Course Coordinator Deniz Mazlum
Course Objectives 1. To present principles defined in the field of architectural restoration;
2. To convey different techniques and practice;
3. To discuss in which limit several interventions are compatible with international principles.
Course Description Restoration of cultural assets requires different approaches specific to building types and construction systems. Within the scope of the course, the components of cultural property are explained and the long history of Istanbul is summarized by emphasizing the assets that could survive. Starting from the archaeological heritage, the conservation problems and restoration of timber and masonry structures are presented, and one of the sub-headings of the architectural conservation area, e.g. adaptive re-use is discussed.
The reasons for the inclusion of cultural assets on the UNESCO List of World Heritage in Danger are discussed
Course Outcomes Students who pass the course will be able to:
1. Learn basic notions in architectural conservation.
2. Understand and appreciate UNESCO’s World Heritage List and List of World Heritage in Danger.
3. Learn different restoration experiences and techniques;
4. Discern and criticize interventions that differ according to building types and problems;
5. Understand the role of different disciplines in architectural restoration, which is a multidisciplinary work;
6. Raise consciousness about the inspiring/limiting qualities of historic buildings and sites in architectural design.
Pre-requisite(s) None
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