ArCHIAM. “Lecture 8: Adaptive Reuse and Human Agency.” Part eight of 10 presentations developed for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Education Programme, 2018.
In this lecture you will learn about:
adaptive reuse of historic buildings and sites as a response to the human need for continuity and change in the built environment;
definitions, rationale and relevance, methodological approach, design operations and tools for adaptive reuse. This theoretical framework is illustrated through examples from both grand and vernacular Islamic architectural traditions, with the aim to showcase a wide spectrum of strategies and operations;
the strategic role adaptive reuse plays in the rehabilitation of both settlements and individual buildings, illustrated by the conversion of the Shigar Fort in Pakistan and Bait as-Sail in Oman, by the Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme (AKHCP) and ArCHIAM respectively.