Adapted Techniques for Protecting Traditional Buildings

  • Ionuţ Dohotariu “G.M. Cantacuzino” Architecture Faculty, part of ”Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaşi
  • Andrei Purcaru “G.M. Cantacuzino” Architecture Faculty, part of ”Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaşi
Keywords: traditional architecture, vernacular building materials, Bukovina


The variations of morpho-spatial and formal modeling within the local / regional architecture typologies are determined not only by specific microclimatic elements (plain field or hills), but also by numerous other conditionings such as the type and use of local building materials. Nowadays, low quality modern materials and the effects of poorly understood modernization have a negative impact on the environment and the rural ambience. The traditional houses have taken over, perfected and diversified over time the repertoire of construction systems and execution techniques developped in the previous stages. Using traditional techniques in the process of built heritage restauration is synonymous with its adaptation to the contemporary comfort requirements and to the fulfillment of the exigencies of resistance and stability. The main constituent elements of the traditional building systems leads us to the analyzing the houses on subassemblies: the roof (roof frame and covering), walls, foundations and socle, carpentry and opening. Proper repair of traditional houses must be carried out accurately, taking into account the fact it is imperative to use good quality materials that prove effective during the reconstruction process. Beyond the importance and cultural relevance of the traditional house, the compatibility of materials is a complex and thorny process that involves a lot of responsibility.


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How to Cite
Dohotariu, I., & Purcaru, A. (2020). Adapted Techniques for Protecting Traditional Buildings. LUMEN Proceedings, 13, 368-376.
Heritage and Regional Development. New Challenges and Opportunities