Publication: Designing from Heritage — Strategies for Conservation and Conversion
by Prof. Marieke Kuipers and Prof. Wessel de Jonge
DATE: 20/4/2017
On 20th April 2017 it was presented the book Designing from Heritage — Strategies for Conservation and Conversion by Prof. Marieke Kuipers and Prof. Wessel de Jonge at the TU Delft — Faculty of Architecture, Delft, The Netherlands.

"Designing from Heritage deals with challenges architects are faced with when dealing with the conservation and reuse of built heritage, with a focus on Modern Movement Monuments. It discusses how to carry out a thorough analysis and evaluation of monuments upon which their conservation and transformation can be based. It is meant for MSc education, but may be of interest to architects in general.

This book - the third in the Rondeltappe series - reflects the philosophy and didactic approach of Heritage and Architecture (H&A) section of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment (Delft University of Technology). H&A has three chairs: Design, Cultural Value and Technology. They work in close cooperation to lay the foundations for the preservation and continuity of use of built heritage.


Designing from Heritage is strongly connected to the first book in the Rondeltappe series which deals with durability and sustainability of monuments, and with the second which advocates freedom in heritage based design. It contains the contribution of Prof. Wessel de Jonge - the Chair of Heritage and Design and principle at Wessel de Jonge Architects - and Prof Marieke Kuipers - Chair of Culural Heritage in particular of the Architecture of the Twentieth Century and senior specialist of Twentieth Century Built Heritage at the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE).

This book is meant as a tool for architectural education and conservation for which research is as integral part of the design strategy."


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