Faculty: Khushi Shah | Marcella Camponogara

MCR-Architectural Conservation

Historic buildings, structures and architectural remains are important and irreplaceable material evidences of the past deserving all suitable efforts for their preservation. The Architectural Conservation studio aims to impart an understanding of various technical, design and management aspects of built heritage conservation. The studio will engage with real sites and focus on participatory design methods allowing students to comprehend the complex issues in historic building conservation and take well considered decisions. The studio exercise will entail thorough investigation of a chosen historic building/structure through research, documentation, analysis and condition assessment followed by exploration of possible conservation approaches, critical evaluation and decision making for design. The process will enable students to develop a well-informed conservation proposal integrating Architectural design, Structural interventions, project Execution and management strategies.