Academic thesis

Veith Grünwald: A light-air-cottage in the "Pawelsches Holz" near Braunschweig. Preservation of the current status of the wooden parts which are in contact to soil and development of adequate strategies of conservation. Back
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Abstract: In a small forest area in the northwest of Braunschweig there is a so-called „light-air-cottage“, which dates from the year of 1892 or 1893. The present thesis considers its cultural significance and the possibilities of its conservation. At first, light-air-cottages as a type of building are presented, and in addition to a technical and historical classification, the significance of the Braunschweig cottage is explained. Based on an object analysis, the damage is investigated and its treatment specified. There is a focus on different possibilities of restoration of the wooden parts which are in contact to soil.
On this basis, an adequate strategy of conservation is developed.


  • academic institution: HAWK Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim/Holzminden/Göttingen
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dr. Gerdi Maierbacher-Legl
  • assistant Tutor:  Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Martin Thumm
  • date:  2007
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  165
  • pictures:  68

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