The Relationships Between Permanence And Place

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There are two types of relationships between permanence and place. Architectural distinction helps to particularize a place from its surroundings. It is a static permanence. It is related to physical relationship between the building and place, its endurance, firmness and stability. Second fundamental factor is time. Time is responsible to create long lasting dispositions resulting in notable events which help to create permanent traditions that are embedded to its place. This dynamic permanence is based on mental relationship between community and place, through consciousness, awareness and various activities related to it. (Tuan, 2014)
Certain buildings are naturally anchored to the ground and their surroundings. There are certain places that are impossible to picture without the
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He sets out the number of guidance that meant to assist in establishing the building of which lifespan can become ‘eternal’. (Vitruvius, 1960) However, in modern, ever changing society, Vitruvian stance of permanence becomes partly invalid and problematic.
Buildings have lifespan, and eventually it comes to its end. A physical permanence of the building is paradoxical. ‘Everything ages: buildings and place weather. The process of deterioration of architecture is part of a natural evolution of elements, natural or artificial in the environment.’ (Hornstein, 2011, p.86)
Katrina Touw in’ Firmitas re-visited: Permanence in Contemporary Architecture’ defines static and dynamic modes. Static is ‘’permanence rooted in a fixed location producing stability and continuity in the built environment’’. (Touw,2006, p.26) In contrast, dynamic mode could be understood as: ‘’ permanence through flexibility of location and/or potentially of function: involving all scales from building parts to entire buildings.’’ (Touw, 2006,
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