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La restauration traditionnelle japonaise

Abstract : The traditional Japanese architecture is mainly made of wood – at least the structure – and the climate in Japan is generally very humid so it is necessary to carry out regular restorations. This makes it possible to avoid the rotting of the materials and to maintain the good preservation of the buildings. There are two types of restoration: partial restoration, which includes changing damaged tiles, plasters, etc.; and total restoration. The latter one requires the complete dismantling of the structure, the restoration of the deteriorated elements, the replacement of those which cannot be restored and finally a complete reassembly of the building. However, the carpenters' techniques and the architecture of the initial construction are more important than the building itself. It is therefore not uncommon to completely modify the appearance of a building during its restoration if historical studies have been able to update enough elements (plans, drawings ...) allowing to know the original building. This way of restoring is totally contrary to Western thinking and can sometimes lead to misunderstandings. There are, however, many nuances within the "Japanese-style" restoration. In this presentation, we will attempt to expose these methods by means of more or less known examples such as the Ise shrine (Mie Prefecture, Japan), the Hōryū-ji temple (Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture, Japan), or closer to us, the Japanese pavilions of the Albert KAHN gardens in Boulogne-Billancourt (Hauts-de-Seine, France).
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Muriel Bordessoulles, Lavier Catherine. La restauration traditionnelle japonaise. 2021. ⟨hal-03228794⟩

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