The discipline of architectural conservation and restoration covers restoration, alteration, management and renewal of both historic and latter-day settlement and buildings. Architects’ working methods for inspecting and analysing buildings are studied, as well as the planning of new architecture in the encounter with existing settlement.
The subject field includes close studies of traditional building trades and their application to refurbishment. Current research focuses on the design process, methods of planning and investigation in preservation and renewal using traditional materials and methods, and design programmes and studies for the management and development of existing built environments.
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