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Vernacular architecture as theory of practice: the prime architecture as basis of architectural theory between heritage, technics, science and cultural landscape

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Code Science Field Subfield
5.12.00  Social sciences  Architecture and Design   

Code Science Field
T240  Technological sciences  Architecture, interior design 
architecture, vernacular architecture, theory, geometry, proportions, comparison
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Researchers (8)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  03771  PhD Peter Fister  Architecture and Design  Researcher  2004 - 2007  690 
2.  02972  PhD Borut Juvanec  Architecture and Design  Head  2004 - 2007  655 
3.  02200  PhD Igor Kalčič  Architecture and Design  Researcher  2004 - 2007  369 
4.  01237  PhD Jože Kušar  Architecture and Design  Researcher  2004 - 2007  159 
5.  16194  PhD Peter Marolt  Architecture and Design  Researcher  2004 - 2007  271 
6.  12966  MSc Edo Wallner  Civil engineering  Researcher  2004 - 2007  61 
7.  11310  PhD Martina Zbašnik-Senegačnik  Architecture and Design  Researcher  2004 - 2007  550 
8.  23542  PhD Domen Zupančič  Architecture and Design  Junior researcher  2004 - 2005  344 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0791  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture  Ljubljana  1626949  8,983 
Vernacular architecture is modest, pure theory, but it works. The first architecture has been made by unlearned, but not unskilled workers. The knowledge has been inherited. It is understood Today as science, Yesterday it was the order. Thus is the idea of basic architecture so important. All old architecture Today is good architecture, because bad realisations collapsed in time. And it has to be learned from those good examples. But - we have to know them, at least. Importance of the growth of constructional principles for architecture as scientific discipline in historical context represents its praxis. This changes theoretical principles into practice. It is the highest result of sophisticated theory. And this represents Slovene smallness and here we have to show the value of its quality. Objects of treatment are kozolec/hayrack, granary, transhuman log cabin on Velika planina, black kitchen, all in comparisson to European architecture. Use of the results is not possible neither in details, nor in techniques, nor in technologies. Architect can follow its goals by idea only, and in searching, in treating and in undrstanding of differences. This architecture can follow the needs of contemporary society. Aplicative success can be successful in connection with principles in realty. The real method is as follows: discovering of old knowledge, procedures and technologies, understanding as proofing of theory in practice and viceversa, evaluation in contemporery life, implementation into work Tomorrow: these are results of the project. International co-operation in the field of understanding of theory in practice, aslo in architecture, is neccesary. The project uses system work of treating, including all other professions, involving, bordering, or been influenced. Rationalisation of the roject is essential part of it: skeleton is built-in, system for common work of different scinetific disciplines, it uses existing treatments and researches, uses Internet and quick connection technologies, and finally it uses all other technical and technological possibilities, all for promotion of science. Results will develope the motive: scientific thought in architecture represents development itself, but only on basis of heritage, techniques as well as culture in built landscape. PROGRAMME 1 Architecture as scientific discipline 2 Vernacular architecture and its significance 3 Theory: construction, composition, estetics 4 Practice: needs and possibilities, attainability 5 Theory in practice and practice in theory: idea, geometry, math theory, use and ecology 6 Documentation: vernacular architecture in Slovenia: clay, stone, brick and wood 7 Aplication: theory. Nucleus, triangle, design, composition 8 Aplication: practice. Fire, corbelling, beam from the stem, square from the circle 9 Results presentation 10 Presentation of scientific thought (conclusions)
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