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Estoa. Revista de la Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo de la Universidad de Cuenca

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ASPRES, Alberta Lorenzo. Dwelling in the interstice: meeting points between the historical heritage and contemporary projects. Estoa [online]. 2023, vol.12, n.23, pp.227-245. ISSN 1390-9274.

Every intervention in a pre-existent building demands, inevitably, to take a side regarding its transformation in time and space; as said building must follow, as part of the open creative circle that architecture itself is, a number of internal constitutive laws; and in the moment of making the intervention on it, by means of reading and understanding of such formal codes, spaces of relation between the project and the architectural inheritance are created. These spaces must be resolved as nexus between the two building languages, but which also must be occupied according to the capacity that each case presents, the architect coming across fixed action margins. Through the study and the analysis of exemplary interventions, in this text, we present the results: the different ways of dwelling the interstices which the intervention itself generates, thus deciphering the established link between the contemporary project and the pre-existent historical heritage.

Keywords : interstice; intervention; heritage; pre-existence; alteration.

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