Monthly Archives: October 2015

‘How can my building still be damp after restoration?’ — public perception of historic buildings and physical realities

Scott Allan Orr | OCTOBER 12, 2015 It’s a common story: a private owner or public body responsible for a building pours resources and money into a historical property that needs a bit of TLC [tender love and care]. Work is completed, and everything looks wonderfully renewed and well-kept. A few months later — or […]

The heritage of wind

by Josep Grau-Bove Designing with wind The city of Hyderabad, close to the mouth of the river Indus, was once known to travelers by a very poetic name: ‘manghan jo shaharu’, which in the local Sindh language means “the city of wind catchers”. It had the most peculiar skyline: thousands of chimneys emerged from the […]