fromdu 10 October 2014 toau 12 October 2014
Organized by:Organisé par :
AIA Historic Resources Committee, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Architectural Specialty Group of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, United States
Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Taliesin West, Arizona, United States
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The maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation of existing buildings often includes cleaning the exterior surfaces of stone, brick, terra cotta, and concrete. There are philosophical, aesthetic, technical, scientific, and economic factors that should be considered when specifying materials and methods for cleaning. What is the masonry material, and what is the cause and composition of soil? Is the soiling damaging the masonry material? What are the owner’s expectations? What is an appropriate aesthetic target for the character of the building? Is the patina character-defining? Will a particular cleaning approach result in short term appeal and long term damage? Is the masonry best left alone? What is an optimum cycle for recleaning that balances the applicable factors? In summary, how do we characterize soiling, how should one clean a building, and ought one to clean a building, and what is the meaning of ‘clean?
Contact information: Donna Williams, AIC ASG Chair Emeritus, 323-462-2346, firstname.lastname@example.org