Space ,time and action, compose the conditions that rehabitation takes place.
But, for being able to examine these conditions, we should think, first, the city of today, a city that time to time looses the special identity that makes it different from the others, that characterises it.
Finally, how important is the meaning of memory to this identity of the city , if ‘memory context’ doesn’t have only buildings of archeological interest, but those too that have ‘accomodated’ human actions, people, eras and have constituted to a part of the wider built envirroment. According to Aldo Rossi memory is the conscience of the city.
Such as these places, are faced as eterotopies, not as ruins and enclosure forms of energy can be activated and incorporated to the modern complex of city, through fantasy.
At first, the example of Barcelona is searched, where it’ s historical centre is being upgraded and developed through modern interventions, while in Bologne the buildings are maintained as they were first and today accomodate moderns functions.
In a theoritical approach significances like ‘renovation’ of building or ‘absolute imitation’ of it’ s previous phase, finally the method of ‘tabula rasa’ are researched.
In an architectural approach buildings that are rehabited, after compatible additions are researched too.
Through these examples, conditions and emotions of the modern city are researched , while it is being detected the degree of modernity, that is to say of their modern confrontation so that these buildings to be ‘conserved’ in time and space and begin a new circle of habitation.
When thus we are thinking about recall of memory, significances like fantasy and modernity should be attached to this intention. According to a phrase of G.Bachelard, we should re-imagine every recollection . So, if this recall constitutes therapy for Froyd and Proust, for the architecture is a creation, the moment has a duration,becomes tha event, then there is a kind of a myth in the space that recounts.