Re-Architecture: Reality or Utopia?

A.R. Pereira-Roders, J.M. Post, P.A. Erkelens

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RE-ARCHITECTURE: lifespan rehabilitation of built heritage (2004-2007) is a doctoral research funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal; and hosted by the Unit Architectural Design and Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. This doctoral research is now reaching its final stage. RE-ARCHITECTURE is a design process support system created to effectively assist architects and architecture students, when developing or simulating rehabilitation interventions in built heritage. It provides to its users a work environment with methodological guidelines, technical knowledge and functional tools. We believe that RE-ARCHITECTURE will contribute, directly, to the quality of rehabilitation designs, and indirectly, to the preservation of both natural and built heritage. Nevertheless, to verify if such belief is in fact, reality or utopia, we must test it and wait for the results. Meantime, this paper shall focus on the explanation of its most relevant utilities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCIB World Building Congress 'Construction for Development' 14-17 May 2007, Cape Town, South Africa.
Place of PublicationRotterdam, Netherlands
PublisherIn-house publishing
ISBN (Print)1-920-01704-6
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event17th CIB World Building Congress, May 14-17, 2007, Cape Town, South Africa - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 14 May 200717 May 2007


Conference17th CIB World Building Congress, May 14-17, 2007, Cape Town, South Africa
Country/TerritorySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Other"Construction for Development"


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