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Peculiarities of the New Architectural Interventions in Rural Area. Case Study: Trascau Depression, Alba County, Romania

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Author(s): Ana-Maria POP | Viorel PUIU

Journal: Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning
ISSN 2069-3419

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 19;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: vernacular architecture | Trascau Depression | rural area | architectural conservation area | spatial planning

ABSTRACT
The new construction trends have manifested in the rural area, as well. The perpetuation of certain traditional elements represents a challenge for the beneficiaries of these houses. The new architectural adjustments introduced in the local architecture of the Trascau Depression have built the central idea of this paper. First of all, one distinguished an inventory of the building types and the applied changes according to the partial or complete restoration works, respecting the local urban provisions or lending traditional elements noncompliant with the local tradition, followed by a spatial distribution and specification of the intervention measures for the preservation of the rural heritage. The paper highlights the cohabitation of the modern with the traditional, peculiarities of the present architectural style in the rural space, but also the extent to which the legislative act may intervene in providing the protection of some historical monuments. The use of georeferenced orthophotoplans of the Livezile, Rimetea, Coltesti and Valisoara built-up areas, rendered in a scale used in town-planning documentations (1:5000) and the territorial survey of 168 houses subjected to subsequent interventions (which 108 traditional houses with adjustments and 60 houses built during the modern period) represented the main tools of rendering the peculiarities of the architectural changes.
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