A Study of Preservation and Expansion of the Tongji Faculty Club

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2015-12
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Jin, Wen
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The Tongji Faculty Club was a typical modern architecture in the early founding of China in 1950s. The building was influences by the Western Modernism while strongly stood for Shanghai vernacular architecture. Led by the core concept of flowing space, the design method was different from either the method that starting from functioning space while ending up with classical details, or the method that composed by several enclosed spaces. The preservation of the Tongji Faculty Club is not only necessary but urgent for that it is a good precedent for architects and architecture students and it symbolizes the turning of Chinese regional modernism. The character defining features of the Tongji Faculty Club includes the gable roof, the surrounding gardens, the flowing space, and the designed decorations. The restoration design starts from the study and comparison of historical drawings and documents, followed by a digital restoration model of the original interior and exterior appearances of the building. In the end of this research, a check list of each restoration parts was provided by priority for future reference of the owner and the government.
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historical preservation, modern architecture, preservation ethic
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