WCAPT's Second Annual John Fidler Special...
John continues his "life in ruins" with a presentation entitled:
DYNAMIC PRESERVATION IN ACTION
Architectural Resources Group (ARG) is hosting this event at their Downtown LA office location. An outdoor reception with refreshments will be followed by the presentation.
October 6th, 6pm to 8pm
360 E 2nd Street, Suite 225, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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About the Presentation:
Dynamic Preservation in Action: Reviving the 1769 ruined masonry plantation house of Menokin in Warsaw, Virginia.
Project led by international award-winning design architects, Machado Silvetti of Boston, Mass (designers of sensitive extensions to the Getty Villa, Los Angeles; Denver Art Museum; Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL; and Bowdoin College Art Museum, Brunswick, ME) in association with John Fidler Preservation Technology, Silman structural engineers, and Encore Sustainable architects for the Menokin Foundation.
The design concept is to accept and stabilize the partially collapsed masonry ruin’s fabric and volumes in-situ and to infill the missing elements and silhouette with structural glass walls, floors and roof parts to reinstate viable building museum use in the 1769 National Historic Landmark.
Fig 1: Partially collapsed ruin of Menokin, currently sitting under a previous
scheme’s portal frame shelter (designed by Quinn Evans architects)
Fig 2: Machado Silvetti design concept: structural glass infills to
restore the walls, floors and roof elements without conjecture
Fig 3: Repair challenge provided by mature tree roots infested in the brick and stone
walls; poor original construction; and decades of neglect and decline
Laser scan, pulse radar and other evaluations of masonry; historical development of ruin stabilization; technical description of mass masonry grouting and use of Cintec anchors etc. Philosophical approach and trends in ruin presentation and reuse.
1. Historical development of ruin stabilization and presentation
2. Evaluation of Ruins
3. Story of the 1769 Menokin plantation house (a National Historic Landmark)
4. Current design and works: masonry grouting and stitching etc.
About the Speaker:
JOHN A. FIDLER, RIBA, IHBC, Intl Assoc AIA, FRICS, FSA, FIIC, FAPT
John Fidler is a British-licensed architect with two additional degrees in building conservation. Until 2006, as Conservation Director of English Heritage in London, he was responsible for technical research, policy development, advisory services, publications, training and outreach. In over 22 years with that organization he cared for 420 historic properties, including ruined abbeys and castles, palaces and country houses, and the World Heritage Sites at Stonehenge and Hadrian’s Wall. Fidler was responsible for generating English Heritage’s Conservation Principles (2008): a radical move away from Ruskin and his acolyte, William Morris.
Now based in Los Angeles, Fidler runs a technical consultancy on historic preservation.
Members: Free to Attend
Students: Free to Attend
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