Wooden Mezzanine House in Užupis, Vilnius: Gains and Losses of the Restoration Process
Keywords:wooden architecture, carpenter, woodwork, decor, architect, restoration
The article presents an overview of the course of conservation work on the house at 52 Polocko Street – one of the most beautiful wooden houses in Vilnius – and its adaptation for the Museum of Urban Wooden Architecture. It describes the steps taken before the restoration of the building, including the strategic decision-making and fundraising activity, as well as the search for the function to be served by the house. The article also reviews the applied research efforts, proposed solutions, and the analysis of issues faced and addressed in the process of the restoration and adaptation.