WIT Press

Problems Of Historicity In The Conservation Of The Pioneering Reinforced Concrete Buildings In Taiwan

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR950071

Volume

16

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

976 kb

Author(s)

Chao-Ching Fu

Abstract

In Taiwan, the majority of historical buildings designated as 'national cultural property' are wooden southern Chinese style buildings. However, reinforced concrete buildings constructed in the beginning of the twentieth century started to attract the attention of both scholars and preservationists in recent years and the conservation of these historical buildings has become an important issue in Taiwan. Debates and problems of historicity emerge because the experience in the conservation of these pioneering reinforced concrete buildings has not yet accumulated. 1 Introduction The conservation of historical buildings does not attempt to create a new 'past'. It tries to bridge the gap between the past and the future; it tries to construct a mediate way that could forge

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