Wood in contemporary Lithuanian architecture: traditions and novations

Arnoldas Gabrėnas

Doctoral dissertation

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The subject of this dissertation research is wood in contemporary architecture, traditional and novative aspects of this phenomenon, and their links. The present work aims at exploration of certain features of historical development and value of wooden architecture in Lithuania, disclosing wood as a sign of ethnic tradition and innovative forms of wood use in contemporary Lithuanian architecture. To this end the following tasks have been formulated: to explore the place wood and woodworks occupy in Lithuanian culture, development of wooden architecture and wooden architecture as cultural heritage; reveal ethnical features of Lithuanian wooden architecture, and links between regionalist ideas of foreign countries and Lithuanian wooden architecture, discuss controversies of tradition and stylization in wooden architecture; and analyze technological and structural examples of innovations, new morphological ideas in wooden architecture, and, based on specific case studies, explore tradition of wooden architecture as a form of manifested contextuality of contemporary architecture.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.20334/2038-M

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Year:
2012
ISBN:
978-609-457-325-5
Imprint No:
2038-M
Dimensions:
145×205 mm
Pages:
247 p.
Cover:
Softcover
Language:
Lithuanian
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