1949 in architecture

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The year 1949 in architecture involved some significant events.


  • January 26 - Fire breaks out in the golden hall of Horyu-ji Buddhist temple, Japan, causing severe damage to the building, mainly its first floor, and murals. As a result of the restoration (completed in 1954) it is estimated that about 15%-20% of the original seventh century Kondo materials is left in the building; the charred timbers are carefully removed to a separate fireproof warehouse for future research.[1][2]
  • George Pace is appointed surveyor to the Church of England Diocese of Sheffield and establishes a private practice in York.

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  1. ^ Nils Marstein, Knut Einar Larsen (2000). Conservation of Historic Timber Structures: an ecological approach. Elsevier. p. 21. Retrieved 2007-04-03. 
  2. ^ Niels Gutschow, Siegfried RCT Enders (1998). Hozon: architectural and urban conservation in Japan. Edition Axel Menges. p. 48. Retrieved 2007-04-03.