Aesthetic Fitness of New Buildings in Historic Environment: Compatibility and Contextual Design

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Faraneh Sahraiyan

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In the field of architectural design for new developing in historic context when designing adding within a historic context, it is important to understand the design approach that gave rise to the existing conditions. The aesthetic fitness of new design and its relation 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 environment and establishes which factors effect on architectural designing in historic context and how these factors fit aesthetically into historical context. Methodologically, a case study approach was adopted whereby the contributive elements to the quality of aesthetic fitness would be identified through qualitative analysis and. This paper showed that contextuality of 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 these research the main question of this research is: How compatibility and contextual design can contribute to the aesthetic fitness of new building in the historic environment?

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SAHRAIYAN, Faraneh. Aesthetic Fitness of New Buildings in Historic Environment: Compatibility and Contextual Design. Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, p. 13-21, july 2017. ISSN 2475-6164. Available at: <http://ijcua.com/index.php/jcua/article/view/41>. Date accessed: 21 aug. 2017.
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