ABSTRACT This thesis is the result of almost five months research on thatching with fern. The project aims to uncover the technology behind the phenomena and to understand its existence in time and space. more ABSTRACTThis thesis is the result of almost five months research on thatching with fern. The project aims to uncover the technology behind the phenomena and to understand its existence in time and space.
The approach chosen is therefore both experimental, comparative and contextual.
Despite the fact that many traditional building techniques in Norway have survived and well documented and others have been reanimated out of the little evidence and information often left, the so called Blomtak has not had its revival yet.
During this project different kind of sources have been sought through thoroughly to find information about the phenomena both in Norway as well as other parts of Europe.
Both were effected by the Second World War however Oradour-sur-glane, in France, is a memorialised site left “in ruins” within France, whilst Dresden, in Germany, is a reconstructed historic asset.
This essay will consider the issues which may arise in dealing with assets in a post-war environment, with authenticity and integrity being central to the debate.It follows a Grounded Theory approach and balances the lack of academic research with a multitude of non-academic literature.Norwich was used as a case study to compare a survey of pubs undertaken in 1986 with the current situation.Though given the time available to this research this practical approach was very basic and further research has to be done to answer many of the questions asked initially.The contextual analysis aimed to see and understand the phenomena in a greater perspective beyond the technological part; mainly its historical and economic context.Essay written for University of York MA in Conservation Studies (Building Conservation), 2017.In this essay I will focus on the issues of authenticity and integrity in post- war reconstruction by analysing two sites with opposing ideas...In this essay, I will explore why gender theory is the most interesting and useful approach to the analysis and interpretation of nunneries...In this essay, I will explore why gender theory is the most interesting and useful approach to the analysis and interpretation of nunneries and palaces, focusing particularly on how it can display the sexual inaccessibility of queens and nuns.Was this phenomena restricted to certain areas, people, buildings or eras?It seems, as many other traditional craft and building techniques, to belong in the pre-industrial era.