Strategies for integrated and sustainable renovation: A stronger voice for architectural knowledge
Book chapter, 2015

The argument given in this chapter is the need for a holistic view of renovation in which different values of the built environment are respected and considered. Based on empirical studies, we have found that architectural knowledge could claim a central role in a multi-value approach to renovation in mediating and synthesising qualitatively different, and even opposing, values and interests. However, in order to influence the development of a consistent and much anticipated theory in alteration and redevelopment beyond the discipline of architecture, the argumentation of architectural knowledge needs to be strengthened in relation to other knowledge areas and interests.

multi-value approach




Paula Femenias

Chalmers, Architecture

Liane Thuvander

Chalmers, Architecture

Architecture and Sustainability: Critical Perspectives for Integrated Design


Strategies for Integrated Sustainable Renovation: Focus on the Swedish domestic building stock ‘folkhemmet’ in the pre‐boom era

Formas (244-2010-252), 2010-07-01 -- 2014-03-31.

Centre for Management of the Built Environment (CMB), 2010-07-01 -- 2014-03-31.

Region Västra Götaland, 2010-07-01 -- 2014-03-31.

Bebo - Beställaregruppen bostäder, 2010-07-01 -- 2013-12-31.

Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)


Subject Categories

Civil Engineering

Building Technologies

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