Conservation

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CONSERVATION

Riva Architects have always sought to work with the best examples of Jersey’s built heritage. The Island has a wealth of quality buildings which impart a sense of place which is quite unique and talks of a continuity with history. Such conservation work requires both an architectural understanding of the design principles which have guided the appearance of the buildings, but also a detailed understanding of the technicalities associated with historic building methods. Such structures require a careful and considered design technique.

Each project commences with a careful assessment and appreciation of the existing built form, followed by an archive search to try to glean the evolution and historic development of the building in question. Such research can present some surprising design opportunities which lead to truly appropriate designs.

Only by having a thorough knowledge and understanding of the evolution of Island architecture can the design process be appropriately informed. Riva Architects were commissioned by the former Island Development Committee (IDC) to prepare summary sheets of the historical periods of Jersey Architecture.

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