Course detail

Monument Restoration

FAST-AG008Acad. year: 2018/2019

Set of basic information on the process of the preservation of the architectonic heritage and its cultural values, aiming at comprehension of the importance of the monument preservation. The principles of determining the conception of monument interventions as a procedure issuing from the construction documents and familiarization with a building and leading to a new functional utilization and rehabilitation of a monument.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student gets information about the theory as well as the legislation concerning the conservation and the restoration of the sights in the Czech republic. The lessons also deal with the reasons of the necessity of the preservation of the historical heritage. The international relations, the organization, and the documents connected with the importance, the conservation, and the restoration of the cultural heritage are also of great importance. Peripheral attention is also paid to methodology, and to procedure of the preparation, draft, and making of the project documentation arrangement for the restoration of the historical building. The lectures also deal with the changes, and conservation of the historical structures, and global cities and village conservation. We put emphasis on the preservation of the authentic look of the structures. Student also gets knowledges about the new creation in the historical environment.

Prerequisites

The subject presupposes and develops the knowledge of the history of architecture; it may partly apply the knowledge of the civil engineering subjects. However, it is, for the most part, an independent specific discipline with its own methodological basis and legislation.

Co-requisites

Student has to know the history of the architecture, the typology, and the design of the ground construction.

Recommended optional programme components

We are preparing the optional lessons of the Ground Constructions Department "The Selected Essays concerning the Buildings Reconstructions".

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures, practical classes and self-study assignments. Attendance at lectures is optional, but attendance at classes is compulsory.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The subject ends with the credit, and the exam. To get the credit, student has to successfully graduate of the course, elaborate and submit the seminar work. The exam has the written form with the questions concerning all of the course topics.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Significance of the architectonic and urban heritages in the historical context
2. Characteristics of the generic structure of the architectonic and urban heritages
3. Transformation of an architectonic work in the particular style periods
4. Transformation of the settlement structures in the historical context
5. Development of the protection and preservation of monuments
6. Methods of the preservation of monuments – purism, scientific restoration, conservation
7. International institutions, documents and forms of the cultural heritage preservation
8. Contemporary preservation of monuments – sources, methods, conception
9. Organization, classification and legislation provision of the preservation of monuments
10. Conception of the monument intervention – construction documents, analysis, investigations
11. Conception of the monument intervention – new functional utilization, choice of the method
12. Forms of the protection of the historical settlements and their parts
13. New creation in the historical environment – genius loci, authenticity of the environment

Aims

Knowledge of the monument restoration and renewal, architectonic heritage, development of the preservation of monuments, methods of the preservation of monuments, legislation of the protection of monuments, historical settlement protection.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-P-C-APS (N) Bachelor's

    branch APS , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-P-C-MI Master's

    branch X , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Significance of the architectonic and urban heritages in the historical context
2. Characteristics of the generic structure of the architectonic and urban heritages
3. Transformation of an architectonic work in the particular style periods
4. Transformation of the settlement structures in the historical context
5. Development of the protection and preservation of monuments
6. Methods of the preservation of monuments – purism, scientific restoration, conservation
7. International institutions, documents and forms of the cultural heritage preservation
8. Contemporary preservation of monuments – sources, methods, conception
9. Organization, classification and legislation provision of the preservation of monuments
10. Conception of the monument intervention – construction documents, analysis, investigations
11. Conception of the monument intervention – new functional utilization, choice of the method
12. Forms of the protection of the historical settlements and their parts
13. New creation in the historical environment – genius loci, authenticity of the environment

Exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

In the practice the student has to prepare, present, and submit the seminar work about the restoration of the cultural sight.
Week 1 (2) - getting acquainted with the topic, choosing the seminar work subject
Week 3 (4) - the theory practise, determining of the style periods (using the typical signs, and morphology)
Week 5 (6) - to specify the task, and the ascent of the work, the examples of the elaborated seminar works, arrangement of the sources, to make the work
Week 7 (8) - to make the seminar work
Week 9 (10) - 11 (12) - works presentation, discussion, conclusions
Week 13 - to submit the work; evaluation