Aesthetic Fitness of New Buildings in Historic Environment: Compatibility and Contextual Design
In the field of architectural design for developing in historic context it is important to understand the design approach that resulted in the existing conditions. The aesthetic fitness of the new design and its relations with the context is a serious design problem that has become a significant issue in many places. The intention of this research is to take a closer look at the use of compatibility and contextual design for new additions to historic environments and establish factors affect architectural designing in a historic context. Methodologically, a case study approach was adopted whereby the contributive elements to the quality of the aesthetic fitness would be identified through qualitative analysis. This paper showed that the contextuality of the new design and its, visual harmony, are of the utmost significance to achieve the idea of aesthetic fitness when dealing with such urban environmental setting. To reach the aim of this research the main question of this research is: How compatibility and contextual design can contribute to the aesthetic fitness of a new building in historic environment?