The past in the future: Investigating values of circularity

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In the past, buildings and built structures were reused and transformed and, as a consequence, they had a long life span and materials degraded very slowly. With modernism, however, building changed and buildings became part of the throwaway culture. In connection with social transformations towards sustainable development and the future prediction of scarce and expensive resources, it is important to bear in mind that existing buildings and built structures form an immense material legacy and a great potential for circularity.

This research is based on the hypothesis that theories and methodologies of architectural conservation may promote circularity in existing buildings and built structures. Consequently, the primary objective is to investigate how a reading of the (historic) building fabric and the assessment of values can develop and qualify future circular building. A further objective is to challenge and broaden our understanding of values related to circularity.

The first part of the paper examines the development of values in architectural conservation with a view to exploring circular values. To achieve this, the paper will present a number of case studies. The second part of the paper comments on the extent to which values-based methodologies of architectural conservation have the potential to aid future circularity in existing building.
Publikationsdato31 maj 2018
Antal sider19
StatusUdgivet - 31 maj 2018
BegivenhedNAF Symposium 2018: Built environment and architecture as a resource - Tampere University of Technology, Seinäjoki, Finland
Varighed: 31 maj 20181 jun. 2018


KonferenceNAF Symposium 2018
LokationTampere University of Technology


  • cirkularitet
  • værdier
  • værdibaseret metodologi
  • bevaring
  • transformation
  • bæredygtighed

Kunstnerisk udviklingsvirksomhed (KUV)

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NAF Symposium 2018

Birgitte Tanderup Eybye (Taler)

1 jun. 2018

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The past in the future: Investigating values of circularity

Eybye, B. T. & Bock, L. N., 31 maj 2018. 1 s.

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The past in the future: Investigating values of circularity

Eybye, B. T. & Bock, L. N., 31 maj 2018, NAF / NAAR Book of abstracts. Vanhatalo, J. & Hynynen, A. (red.). Seinäjoki: Nordisk Arkitekturforskning, s. 19-20 2 s.

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Eybye, B. T., & Bock, L. N. (2018). The past in the future: Investigating values of circularity. Afhandling præsenteret på NAF Symposium 2018, Seinäjoki, Finland.