Identification, survey restoration and upgrading of the urban environment values in Serampore, India

Serampore is a former Danish trading post at the Hoogly River near Kolkata, India, dating from 1755 to 1845. Identification and survey of the Indo-Danish heritage values was carried out in 2008-09. Subsequently, the Serampore Initiative of the National Museum of Denmark was initiated in 2012 with finnacial support bythe Realdania Foundation and the Danish Ministry of Culture. Actual restoration of selected buildings and upgrading of urban spaces started in…

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Managing cultural heritage places

Managing cultural heritage places: Site Management and Implementation Planning of the Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Site of Qohaito, Eritrea. Consultant to Cultural Assets Rehabilitation Project (CARP) financed by World Bank´s International Development Association (IDA); July 2006 – February 2007.         The extraordinary beautiful landscape of Qohaito provides stunning views from the plateau at the top of the escarpment to the surrounding mountain ranges.        …

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The roofscape of Ghadames

The roofscape of Ghadames, ‘the pearl of the desert’, aquarelle 1987; sketches are prepared as part of a survey of architectural values in the environment and conservation planning of selected sites in Libya carried out as technical advisor to UNCHS-Habitat, the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements, on a programme for architectural conservation planning in Libya. Technical reports were prepared for the Organisation of Public Works, Urban Development Department, Tripoli:…

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Qala-i Ikhtiyarrudin

Qala-Ikhtiyarrudin , Herat, Afghanistan. Axonometric drawing of the fortress partly restored; the drawing is based on documentation carried out in the course of  excavation and exposure of  building structures  covered by accumulated layers of debris. The survey is carried out 1977-78 as part of the UNESCO project for Restoration of Monuments in Herat.     Qala Ikhtiyarrudin, documentation of the existing parts of the  banna’i decoration with Kufic script of…

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Isometric drawing of the Wekala Bazar’a

Isometric drawing of the Wekala Bazar’a, Jamaliyya District of Old Cairo. The Arab caravanserai originates from the late seventeenth century; the survey of the building and proposal for restoration was carried out as a project for final examination in 1976 at the School of Architecture, The Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Refrence: Proposal for the restoration and rehabilitation of Wekalat Bazar’a, in Michael Meinecke (ed.), Die Restaurierung der Madrasa…

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Bayt al-Suihaymi, al- Gamaliyya district, Cairo, Egypt

Bayt al-Suihaymi, al- Gamaliyya district, Cairo, Egypt Large town house built in 1648; section through courtyard, survey carried out in 1975 as part of preparation for a Danish-Egyptian restoration project initiated by the Department of Restoration, School of Architecture, Copenhagen. Photo of the lush green growth of courtyard with a view to the open porch closed towards the garden by a carved wood latticework that allows natural ventilation of the…

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