Renovation and Restoration of Historic Buildings
FA-ORPAcad. year: 2019/2020
The lectures and tutorials are focused on the legislature concerning the protection of monuments, cultural heritage and its changes in historic style periods, and on the review of some technical means of building technology. The aim is to make the students acquainted with the methods of protection of monuments, to provide them with the knowledge needed for architectural design in historical environment, to teach them the ways of preserving, restoring and finding new use of cultural monuments. These knowledge and skills are necessary for an architect, with view to the high percentage of building activities implemented in historical environment, and the increasing emphasis on its protection and preservation.
Department of Monument Care (UPP)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Completion of the subject enables the students to orientate themselves in the problems of monument care and protection. After a certain practice, the student should be able to develop a professional concept of intervention into a historic building, and when facing such a task, should be able to work out renewal plans and to supervise their execution.
The student is expected to have orientational knowledge of the history of architecture (antiquity - at least baroque), to know the statical principles of the basic tectonic systems
(vault, support and load, wall, skeleton), traditional building materials, and the basic structures of building construction (foundation, roofs, floors, openings, surface treatment).
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Kříž M.- Rekonstrukce a ochrana památek I.a II., Brno 1989 (CS)
Benešová M.- Česká architektura v proměnách dvou století, Praha 1985 (CS)
Dostál O., Hrůza J.- Česká historická města, Praha 1978 (CS)
Dvořák M.- Katechismus der Denkmalpflege, Wien 1916 (DE)
Kos J.-Vady, povrchy, údržba a změny staveb, Brno 1980 (CS)
Menclová D.- České hrady I. a II., Praha 1972 (CS)
Blažíček O. J.- Slovník památkové péče, Praha 1962 (CS)
Architekt, Zprávy památkové péče, Památková péče, Památky a příroda, Památky archeologické a místopisné, Stavba, Fofum atd. (CS)
aktuální texty a otevřené přednášky
HORÁČEK, Martin. Úvod do památkové péče. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, (CS)
RAZÍM, Vladislav a Petr MACEK (edd.). Zkoumání historických staveb. Praha: Národní památkový ústav, 2011. ISB (CS)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Examination in a written form. In the overall point evaluation (max. 100 points) is included
the evaluation of seminar assignment (max. 15 points).
Language of instruction
1 Introduction - development of monument protection and conservation.
2 Organisation and classification of monuments. Monument protection legislation.
3 International institutions, documents and forms of cultural heritage protection.
4 Characteristics of architectural and urban heritage - kinds of heritage.
5 Transformation of works of architecture in historic style periods - castles,
6 Transformation of works of architecture in historic style periods - palaces, town
houses, urban context.
7 Contemporary care of monuments (conservation, repair, renewal, restitution, replica,
8 Protection of historic settlements.
9 City of the 19th century, industrial heritage - potential conservation methods.
10 City of the 1st half of the 20th century, its architecture.
11 Contemporary architecture in historic environment - genius loci, environmental
autenticity, new building, detail.
12 Historic structures
13 Building substance of a monument, its failures,contemporary technologies and
The aim is to acquaint the students with the methods of monument care and protection, to impart them the knowledge needed for architectural design in historic environment, and to familiarise them with the methods of renewal, conservation and conversion of cultural monuments.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Continuos monitoring of theoretical knowledge, based on a test in the seventh week of teaching
Required is 50 % attendance of tutorials and solo field work.