The role of the record and the paradox of the original: implications for the re-construction of historic buildings affected by earthquakes in Chile

Devilat, B. ORCID: 0000-0002-2679-9629 and Gage, S., 2014. The role of the record and the paradox of the original: implications for the re-construction of historic buildings affected by earthquakes in Chile. In: N. Gu, S. Watanabe, H. Erhan, M.H. Haeusler, W. Huang and R. Sosa, eds., Rethinking comprehensive design: speculative counterculture: proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2014). Hong Kong: Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), pp. 317-326. ISBN 9789881902658

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Abstract

Earthquakes have progressively destroyed the Chilean built heritage over the years, not only due to the initial devastation they produce, but also as a result of the applied reconstruction approaches that follow. The design of reconstruction projects has usually aimed to re-establish the previous built form of historic buildings; generating new ‘heritage’ constructions that try to imitate only the appearance of previous ones rather than understanding that heritage, in the case studied, includes a sustainable mode of construction. This issue occurs in places where previous records are sometimes non-existent, which poses the question of authenticity. Considering the regularity of earthquakes in Chile, the role of accurate recording technologies, such as 3D laser scanning, becomes relevant. Their implications for new and existing architectures in the re-construction process include being a virtual database for demolition, retrofitting, intervention or replica. This paper examines the survey of the church of San Lorenzo de Tarapacá obtained in January 2013, and discusses how this, in conjunction with previous records, might impact on what is considered heritage and the design of future reconstructions.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Description: Paper presented at the 19th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2014), Kyoto, Japan, 14-17 May 2014.
Creators: Devilat, B. and Gage, S.
Publisher: Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
Place of Publication: Hong Kong
Date: 2014
ISBN: 9789881902658
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Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 17 Feb 2021 17:58
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2021 18:01
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/42315

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