The methodology of inheriting the traditional townscape by â€œRe-useâ€ the heritage buildings -Through sharing the case studies in Japan and India -
Keywords:Re-use, Townscape, Heritage building, Conservation, Restore
This paper is to share the experience in case studies of Japan and India through focusing on the succession of the townscape based on the architectural â€˜re-useâ€™. It has tended in Japan in recent years in order to solve the serious issue of the vacant residences in rural area.
To begin with, based on the historian Katoâ€™s idea, the architectural manner divides three things; re-use, re-development and restoration/conservation. He insists that the architectural manner and the value of re-use were replaced by two concept of "re-development" or "preservation" that suddenly appeared in modern but still effective.
The researching place is selected following three cities; Obuse Town and Azumino City in Japan and Shimla in India. In case of Obuse, we made full use of existing properties of the town by re-using the space which has abandoned so far. And in case of Azumino, we can introduce the re-using building by changing the usage while utilizing the feature of the traditional houses.
This paper just introduces the present situation of the architectural re-use of Shimla because we are going on the survey on the site, and the concrete analyzing will be discussed in the next paper.
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