During the course students will learn to know in detail the construction systems of ancient buildings in the north of Portugal.
This knowledge is essential for two reasons.
- On the other hand, so that they can make improvements to these buildings, in order to increase their conditions of habitability and security.
Indeed, nowadays it is unthinkable to recover an ancient building while maintaining the ancient existing living conditions. But to improve living conditions, in certain situations it is necessary to sacrifice some existing materials.
It is therefore essential to know the various construction options that allow improving the conditions of habitability, comfort and safety of the buildings, knowing how to choose, in the recovery of each one of them, those that should
be used without sacrificing the elements of greatest architectural value.
The constructive solutions that students will get to know are not only applicable to buildings in the north of Portugal.
On the contrary, some of the principles are extended to other ancient buildings in different regions of the world, and can be used in countless places and situations.