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Välkommen till avdelningen för Bebyggelsevård

Ämnet bebyggelsevård omfattar restaurering, ombyggnad, förvaltning och förnyelse av såväl äldre som sentida bebyggelsemiljöer och byggnader. Arkitektens arbetsmetoder i undersökning och analys av byggnader studeras, liksom projektering av ny arkitektur i mötet med befintlig bebyggelse.

Ämnesområdet omfattar ingående studier av traditionella byggnadshantverk och deras tillämpning vid iståndsättning. Den aktuella forskningen behandlar gestaltningsprocessen, projekterings- och undersökningsmetoder inom bevarande och förnyelse. Aktuell forskning undersöker 3D-scannning och dess tillämpning inom restaurering och arkitekturhistorisk undersökning som en del av Paraplyprojektet "Architecture in the Making" finansierat av Formas. Centrala frågor är också användande av traditionella material och metoder samt gestaltningsprogram och designstudier för förvaltning och utveckling av befintliga byggnadsmiljöer.

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Conservation Design – a comprehensive task for architects

Conservation - dealing with the past and exploring the future in the making of present existing architecture, is a field of shifting strategies. In the increasing demand of sustainability; recycling, reuse and transforming architecture are already in focus among active architects. There are needs of lots of creativity in all built remains, from outdated infrastructural constructions to landmark heritage architecture and industrial leftovers.  There is also a need for pluralistic approaches as sustainable conservation involves all existing built environment, small and large architecture in the urban realm as well as desolated churches, farmhouses and cold-war bunkers in the landscape. Recent development studies both in the art of conservation at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm and at the School of Architecture, Lund University document the dynamics of conservation and the future options in this field of work. 

Teaching Conservation Design The schools of architecture in Sweden have since their start taught History of Architecture but Architectural Conservation is a relatively new subject of study here. In Lund School of Architecture the Architectural Conservation Design Division has been working with education and research since 1999, using the experience of changing needs, focus and interest to promote a creative understanding of the conservation as an important work inside architecture.

The meeting between the old and new and a new conservation architect paradigm Today the field of architectural conservation offers new possibilities and approaches using the old in new, fresh and surprising ways. There is a demand for alternatives which understand and can analyze all the richness that is within contemporary conversion practices to exploit all the resources that are already here, with their special opportunities and potentials.

For the architect there is a clear shift of self-perspective from designing new architecture to a more complex, integrated and interesting dialog brought into design by transformation of architecture. In transformation the architects are dealing with the work of old masters and the historical heritage that lies within any built structure. The layers of time are included in the conservation task.

Yesterday’s ignorance of considering old architecture as a tedious work in contrast to creating architecture from scratch. No we can prove that the existing architecture offers a richer and more profound demand for creativity, sensibility and understanding the use of the resources that includes designing the meeting between the old and the recent past and new architecture. This is obvious when studying the work at for example;

The Julliard school, Lincoln center, High Line, New York City by Diller, Scofidio + Renfro or Neues Museum transformed by David Chipperfield / Julian Harrap or Tour Bois le Prêtre, Clichy Paris, transformation of housingblock by Druot, Lacation & Vassal, Maritime Museum by BIG, Tate Modern transformation and extension by Herzog de Meuron, etc