Transparent Restoration

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This paper investigates the application of structural glass in restoration and conservation practices in order to highlight and safeguard our built heritage. Cast glass masonry is introduced in order to consolidate a half-ruined historic tower in Greece, by replacing the original parts of the façade that are missing. Dry connections between the elements contribute to a completely reversible system that complies with the conservation guidelines suggested by the Venice Charter, while the interlocking nature of the glass units ensures the overall stability and the desired structural consolidation of the monument.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventIABSE Bath 2017: Creativity and collaboration: Instilling imagination and innovation in structural design - Bath, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Apr 201720 Apr 2017
Conference number: 20


ConferenceIABSE Bath 2017
Abbreviated titleIABSE BATH 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • restoration
  • structural glass
  • cast glass
  • dry connection
  • interlocking geometry
  • reversibility


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