Consistency between contemporary building norms and tradition in vernacular buildings

Eglė Šiožinytė

Doctoral dissertation

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The dissertation analyses the development of vernacular architecture and presents the problems and their solutions. The research object is the vernacular architecture’s development and consistency between traditional and contemporary solutions in vernacular buildings. The research is based on the case study of Lithuanian vernacular architecture. Also the research about rural architecture for tourism was made. Main objective of the dissertation is to develop complex model and basic criteria system to describe and evaluate vernacular architecture’s development and form the rational solutions for problematic situations based on scientific decision-making methods.

The dissertation consists of four parts including Introduction, 3 Chapters, Conclusions, References and 4 Annexes.

The introduction reveals the investigated problem, importance of the thesis and the object of the research and describes the aim and tasks of the  scientific work, research methodology, scientific novelty, the practical significance of results and defined statements. At the end of the introduction the author’s publications on the subject of the dissertation are presented.

The first chapter contains of scientific literature analysis and the legislation related with vernacular buildings’ analysis, which reveals the importance, problems and possibilities of the research. Also, the analysis of MCDM theory applied in civil engineering was made and founded that this theory can be effectively applied for solving the problematic issues for vernacular buildings.

In the second chapter four development ways of vernacular buildings were proposed and the SWOT analysis was made. The complex model and basic criteria system were created for assessment of problematic issues of vernacular architecture development.

In the third chapter the model was adapted for solving the vernacular architecture’s upgrading issues caused by daylighting, thermal performance and building appearance problematic. Also the recommendations for development of new Heritage Management Regulation of the Republic of Lithuania were proposed.

Seven scientific articles are published on topic of dissertation, including two papers in the science journals referred in Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science. Five reports on the topic of the dissertation were presented in international and national conferences and in one seminar.

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