Restoration of pre-industrial buildings in Ademuz (Valencia)

Autores UPV
Revista Loggia Arquitectura & Restauración


The restoration of vernacular architecture of a rural nature presents great difficulties due to the contrast between the spontaneity, faithfulness and manufacture of this traditional architecture and the premeditated, semi-industrial and intellectualised character of a project and restoration. This article addresses an initial reflection about these difficulties, proposes a possible solution for the restoration of this rural architecture and ilustrates it by means of a project for the recuperation of a dozen hmuble pre-índustrial edifices, not only attempting to preserve the faithfulness of their vernacular nature but also making sure not to turn the buildings into mere museum pieces.