WIT Press


Modernization Of Historical Houses In Sopot: A Case Study

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR130171

Volume

131

Pages

10

Page Range

197 - 206

Published

2013

Size

1,176 kb

Author(s)

J. Poplatek

Abstract

Sopot is the best-known summer health resort in Poland. The city is unique regarding not only its location and natural values, but also its outstanding residential architecture, which dates back to the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. After the Second World War most of the houses were taken away from their owners (they were nationalized). Deprived of their owners’ care, they became more and more degraded and decrepit over the years. This paper covers architectural and building issues, presenting possible actions to be undertaken, aiming at reviving the former splendour and cultural value of the historical houses. It refers to functional arrangement, construction, composition of façades, refurbishment of architectural elements and details. The aforementioned issues have been analysed on the basis of a selected modernization project of the historical house, which was accomplished in Sopot. Keywords: historical building modernization and refurbishment.

Keywords

Keywords: historical building modernization and refurbishment.