Historical Preservation Of Historic Buildings

1348 Words Nov 18th, 2016 6 Pages
Historic buildings are old and typically significant to history. Old buildings are valuable to a community’s culture and importance. The preservation of historic buildings is extremely important because it is beneficial to a community. Michelle Metro-Roland, the author of the article discussed, is in favor of the creative preservation of urban environments which she calls “Architexturality”. Architexturality is a play on architecture and texture. The author says that it “builds on the ways in which cities have developed organically with a mix of styles and uses prior to the rise of preservation and calls for creative preservation” (21). She discusses a specific case of architectural conservation in Budapest, Hungary that incorporates historical preservation in a creative way. While preserved areas in urban communities usually fit in with the existing structures that surround the renovated part, these areas, when viewed by the average person, have to look interesting and never monotonous. Therefore, the process of choosing exactly how the structure is preserved needs to be thought out carefully.
Hungary has experienced many chaotic problems in the past century or two that have directly affected their buildings, including: World War 2, the socialist takeover, and the aftermath of their 1956 revolution. Many buildings have suffered neglect from these problematic issues. In 2001, Hungary passed a legislation which addresses the protection of cultural heritage.
The law states:…
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