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Regionalism as a research subject in the built environment indicates notable complexity. This subject is complex by facing multi layered disciplines, it is questioned in time and it has a plural structure, ontological, intellectual and emotional. Presuming that regionalism concepts specifically in architecture are not much more than conjectures and attitudes assigned to it, the purpose of this study is examination of attitudes in order to correlate them with methodological tools.
Matti Lakkala and Janne Pihlajaniemi
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Villages with significant artistic and cultural value have been developed throughout centuries of turbulent past of Montenegrin coastal and hinterland area. Today, these settlements represent a valuable source of information and are a common subject of research and inspiration to many architects. Through the example of recently designed development, this research aims to show the methods and advantages of contemporary design in traditional context. The review of the traditional architecture and urban design gives insight into qualitative and functional characteristics of building styles that witness centuries of experience and are therefore considered as sustainable. Methodological reference to the traditional building construction considers all the influencing factors that determine the qualitative and functional advantages of local ways of construction. The aim of the research is to implement the research process and to initiate the revival of traditional settlements in order to regain the significance they used to have, in contrast to the presently failed urban attempts. There is a tendency to give preference of designing in context of traditional architecture, considering the advantage of such constructions.
Jūratė Kamičaitytė-Virbašienė, Ona Samuchovienė and Rokas Radvilavičius
Free standing billboards (FSBs) have a significant negative visual impact on landscape. In majority of foreign countries the construction of FSBs is regulated by various legal instruments, guidelines, and control manuals. In Lithuania the construction of FSBs considering visual impact is poorly regulated by juridical and spatial planning means. Considering this situation methodological guidelines for regulation of FSB construction taking into account their visual impact were created. The guidelines are a part of the Landscape Guidelines for the Roads and Railways of National Significance  which is a manual set to fulfil the requirements of the European Landscape Convention  to broaden the knowledge on this subject and to integrate landscape issues into all matters that influence the state and the future of landscape. The aim of the article is to show the possibilities of application of the guidelines by performing visual impact assessment of FSBs in the road landscape near the town of Elektrėnai on one of the main highways of Lithuania: A1 Vilnius-Kaunas-Klaipėda. The proposed stages of FSB visual impact assessment are the following: analysis of landscape spatial structure designating visual spaces perceived from separate road sections; analysis of FSB layout possibilities designating visual spaces protected from FSB construction and visual spaces as FSB construction areas; establishment of possible visual contrast level of FSB, and establishment of FSB location in visual space and visual contrast character according to the Identity Index context (Similarity, Identity, Difference Index) theory and results of evaluation of aesthetic potential of the visual space. In the performed research we used the possibilities of spatial data management and analysis of geographic information systems (GIS) and basically implemented the first three stages of FSB visual impact assessment. The fourth stage was not implemented because it deals mainly with technical issues of FSBs. We tried to solve questions that are most important on the level of spatial planning when developing special plans for FSB construction.
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