Sampling cataloging methodology procedures for the conservation of historical colours in urban landscapes

Author(s): Isolina Díaz-Ramos, Jorge Manzano Cabrera
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of the 5th Historic Mortars Conference
Editor(s): José Ignacio Álvarez, José María Fernández, Íñigo Navarro, Adrián Durán, Rafael Sirera
ISBN: 978-2-35158-221-3
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-222-0
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2019
Pages: 555-564
Total Pages: 10
Language : English

Abstract: Vernacular buildings from our historical centres are suffering the replacement of their
original mortars, renders and colours with Portland cement and modern chemical binders.
As a consequence, the important heritage value of authenticity is disappearing. Retaining
this heritage value requires a fundamental framework for recording historic architectural
finishes and a drive towards sustainable conservation practices to preserve and restore the
historic landscape. The authors of this paper have developed a methodology for sampling
architectural finishes in domestic buildings of neoclassical period in Las Palmas de Gran
Canaria city (Spain). An interdisciplinary approach will be taken followed by sampling
methods and practical colour research. Sampling will allow creating a map and a database of
historic coloured mortars that can be used for decision-making by building surface restorers
when selecting materials and pigments for the restoration of the historic aesthetic.

Online publication : 2019
Publication type : full_text
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