Any heritage product lived long enough to find that it is already woven with other contexts within the surroundings. what we do is to regenerate the project according to its own surrounding contexts network, according to all aspects related.
A- Restoration is just one of many conservation methods, it is a practical stage.
B- Sure! It is like the difference between designing and constructing a building. How would any one construct a building without the architectural design phase that has considered a concept and other aspects as the environmental, economic, social, psychological, cultural, etc...
Simply, how would we physically construct and make intervention without a vision.
Of course, it is an essential part to achieve sustainability.
If you put in consideration just one aspect you would only get it regardless the other ones, our life is integrated in a complex way, sure we would lose a lot if we don’t work according to a multi-contextual approach.