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Facade Retention Accomplishments in View of Ergonomic Design

  • Jerzy Charytonowicz
  • Maciej Skowronski
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8009)

Abstract

Both individual buildings and large complexes of buildings that are now being adapted or revitalized may have been withdrawn from using due to some general economic tendencies progressing, as well as in consequence of technical deterioration of the given object or just not being able to keep up-to-date maintenance standards. These objects, although appreciated for their monumental value and favorable location near the center of a big city, may easily fall into ruin if they are not properly used and maintained. The reconstruction and modernization of the interiors in such buildings, with the original facade retained– which sometimes is a necessary condition imposed by the local planning authorities– may be a chance to restore the building functionality and thus avoid the costly, energy- consuming demolition.

Keywords

facade retention facade technology ecology re- use sustainable design 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerzy Charytonowicz
    • 1
  • Maciej Skowronski
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of ArchitectureWroclaw University of TechnologyWroclawPoland

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