The significance and the regeneration process of the Japanese built heritage

  • José Miguel Silva
  • José Miguel Silva


Built heritage is the result of a humanizing process, conscious and developed over time. From the moment that it acquires value it is impregnated with meaning. And, it is this significant condition that allows it to be eternal through history, myths or rites. This essay, in this specific context, aims at understanding the importance of meaning in built heritage regeneration, based on the Japanese heritage examples. Methodologically, a critical and morphological analysis of several examples in Japan, procedurally the Meiji Shrine and the Tokyo Station, is developed to identify the recreation processes of the built and cultural heritage. As a hypothesis it is stated that the built heritage is a product resulting from a creative process of invention. That is, it is a man-made physical and cultural identity that results from a constructive process, sedimented and never stagnant.


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Silva, J., & Silva, J. (2019). The significance and the regeneration process of the Japanese built heritage. Conversaciones Con., (6), 249-262. Recuperado a partir de