ruins, new construction, circulation, historic site
Architecture | Historic Preservation and Conservation
Ruin-naissance is the term I use to describe not only the resurrection of an archeological site, but also the rebirth of an idea about how we think about ruins and how new construction can enhance the experience of these kinds of sites.
The principle contention of this thesis is that a better understanding of the fragmented evidence presented by an archeological site can be seen through the lens of a contemporary architectural intervention that responds sensitively to an ancient site. In doing this, the intervention needs to address issues of identity, narrative and historiography. The new architecture should not ignore or in any way obscure the existence of ruins. Rather, the new architecture should treat the ruins as part of the design, where their integration is essential not only as objects or space, but also as a teaching device of history.
Tunc, Fatma Gonca, "Ruin-naissance" (2016). Architecture Thesis Prep. 340.
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