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Design of Sustainable Modular Wooden Booths Inspired by Revitalization of Croatian Traditional Construction and New User Needs Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Department of Furniture and Wood in Construction, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, University of Zagreb, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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Sustainability 2022, 14(2), 720; https://doi.org/10.3390/su14020720
Received: 17 November 2021 / Revised: 6 January 2022 / Accepted: 7 January 2022 / Published: 10 January 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainability with Built Environment and Wellness)
The paper presents the results of the first phase of the student project CROSTAND2, whose main goal is to revitalize the traditional construction techniques of vernacular architecture in the Republic of Croatia by developing modern sustainable prefabricated modular wooden buildings/public booths in accordance with users’ needs and habits. To incorporate conceptual design, the literature on Croatian construction and wood protection, prefabricated modular construction, and public urban spaces was analyzed and field research was conducted. Photo documentation was also collected in the village of Donja Kupčina, Zagreb County, Croatia. An online survey questionnaire on socializing habits in public spaces, before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, additionally analyzed new requirements for user-centered design. The obtained results, as well as results from previous project research, were used as a basis and inspiration for the design of a conceptual modular building inspired by traditional wooden joints, modular construction, and the emerging needs of users to socialize safely in a healthy environment. Conceptual solutions for a sustainable modular prefabricated wooden building for public use, intended for public urban and rural areas, have been proposed. Such constructions would ensure the sustainability of enjoying the natural environment for personal, tourist, and commercial purposes with the perpetuation of Croatian heritage building traditions. View Full-Text
Keywords: croatian traditional construction; revitalization of heritage; modular wood construction; prefabricated buildings; sustainable environment; user-centered design; COVID-19; well-being croatian traditional construction; revitalization of heritage; modular wood construction; prefabricated buildings; sustainable environment; user-centered design; COVID-19; well-being
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Domljan, D.; Janković, L. Design of Sustainable Modular Wooden Booths Inspired by Revitalization of Croatian Traditional Construction and New User Needs Due to COVID-19 Pandemic. Sustainability 2022, 14, 720. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14020720

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Domljan D, Janković L. Design of Sustainable Modular Wooden Booths Inspired by Revitalization of Croatian Traditional Construction and New User Needs Due to COVID-19 Pandemic. Sustainability. 2022; 14(2):720. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14020720

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Domljan, Danijela, and Luka Janković. 2022. "Design of Sustainable Modular Wooden Booths Inspired by Revitalization of Croatian Traditional Construction and New User Needs Due to COVID-19 Pandemic" Sustainability 14, no. 2: 720. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14020720

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