Odoardo Palace in San Salvatore Castle - Susegana - Treviso - Italy
Palazzo Odoardo rises up on the upper part of San Salvatore hill, in Susegana, as the volumetric most important building of the many others constructed there since 1300. It’s a courtyard building composed by a four-storey main body, two lower perpendicular wings connected to each other, and a terrace as an open air itinerary flanked by a sequence of statues. The conservative intervention and the requalification of the complex (1997-2004) have allowed the building to house a congress center. The restoration project has involved an important trasformation of the building either from the structural, technological and formal point of view, and in the end it has included the architectural contest around the palace. To the first and necessary step of structural reinforcement, has followed the phase of conservative restoration of all the ornamental and architectural elements such as fresco, stucco, plasters, emblems and statues which adorned the castle.
Borgo Bardolino and Guerrieri Rizzardi Loredan Palace Bardolino - Verona - Italy
The architectural complex rises close to the ancient town walls and it’s composed, in its central part, by three distinct bodies building. Toward the inner courtyard, the front is more fragmented and the three bodies can be read distinctly. There it’s possible to distinguish the XVI century walls with the Ghibelline battlements englobed in the building adjacent the Villa, while the southern battlemented front is interrupted by a rectangular tower (maybe the stronghold of the ancient town wall). Apparently uniform, the plaster work hides in reality the masonry of at least three noble mansions built between the XV and the XVI century, while the current appearance of the complex is the result of the restorations made at the beginning of the XIX century. The restoration intervention has affected the roofing and the facades of a great part of the monumental complex. Nevertheless the restoration of the inner spaces, with the realization of residences, restaurants and commercial areas, is still in progress.
Dandolo Palace Grand Canal - Venice - Italy
The Palace faces the Venician Grand Canal between the Rialto and the Accademia Bridges, and traces the classical development of the Venician buildings. The water entrance leads in facts to a central hallway with staircase flanked by lateral rooms, and the openings consist of central four-lancet windows and of a double series of single windows with a gentle asymmetry on the left side. The restoration intervention has affected the roofing and the facades in order to conserve and preserve them. A time cleaned and consolidated, the existent plaster has been integrated with a new but similar one to fill up the numerous lacunas. The stone elements have been cleaned and strenghtened, and sometimes worked with stucco. In the end, a protective product has been spread on the plaster works and the stone elements, paying attention to not alter their tone and their aesthetic appearance.
Building n°1234 Ibsenova street - Vinohrady - Praha - Czech Republic
The building is a seven-storey block of flats with integrated shopping units, is located in Prague and was constructed in 1903-1904 in ornamental Secession style. The front of the building has a rich ornamental plastering with statues of cherubs, basrelief and so on. The same style has been used for interior space, in particular for communication within the building. There is executed historicizing stucco work on walls and ceilings, portals, hand-forged banisters, etched glass in windows etc. From the point of the layout and use of the space, there have been created both office space and permises of a bank with the corresponding base, modernized above-standard apartments and the required parking area in the basement and sub-basement. The appearance of the building as a whole has not been affected by this change. The interior of public spaces in the building has been restored to its original state.
Villa Rizzardi Pojega Pojega - Verona - Italy
Located in the territory of Negrar, Villa Rizzardi Pojega is an architectural complex of the second half of the XIX century and it’s characterized by the Italian garden realized by Filippo Messedaglia. Private dwelling till 2006, the building has been affected by a restoration intervention aimed at transforming the villa in location of conferences and events. A time restored the inner spaces, the intervention has concerned the facades and the roofing. The ruined beams have been recovered with new wooden inserts, while, on the facade, the important stone apparatus and the superior cresting in stone arches have been consolidated and preserved. Particularly detached, the plasters have been deeply strenghtened and two coats of protective painting have been spread on all of them.
Villa Manfrotto Motton - Vicenza - Italy
Constructed arond 1910, the building is a refined dwelling palace affected, as the whole town in that period, by the Liberty style and by the search of an escapism toward an exotic dimension. Another typical element of the Liberty style is the majestic corner tower, distinctive of the early century’s villas. The external natural contest facing the Grappa range and the river Brenta had an important role in the designing of the building which was provided with openings, gaps, small lug wrenches and espacially with the entry portico and the large veranda. The intervention has formally recomposed the fronts closing an anomalous window corresponding to a previous bathroom and correcting the irregular windows corresponding to the inner staircase. The project of recomposition has been suggested by the requirements of simmetry and harmony and by functional reasons aimed at safeguard the Liberty peculiarities. The operations of cleaning have revealed pictorial decorations on many rooms of the ground floor.
Borgo Giustiniani San Martino di Venezze - Rovigo - Italy
Borgo Giustiniani takes its name from an ancient castle that was destroyed in September 1404, by Uguccione dè Contrary, at the service of Nicola d’Este in the fight against the Venetians. Archaeological findings show that the territory of San Martino was settled since the Roman times. The stone road that goes through the park, and at the end of which you can see two pillars, was the communication route between the medieval Ferrara and Padua. The main building of the sixteenth century are in the so called “Stile Ferrarese”, and they used to be the border between the states of Ferrara and Venice.
In 2005, our aunt asked us to complete the restoration of the 3 cottages, as she didn’t have enogh accommodation to satisfy the high demand of people who wanted to come on vacation. In 2006 we completed the restoration of our three apartments Melo, Pero and Mora. In her 10 years of management, aunt Mimma welcomed over 500 families. She unfortunately passed away on 25th September 2014, and in order to ensure our guests the high standards of comforts that she ensured to the entire complex, we have decided to manage our property directly.
Borgoluce winery Susegana - Treviso - Italy
1,000 hectares of woodlands, pastures, vineyards and grain fields, in Susegana, province of Treviso, in the heart of Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. wine country: a farm that tends to this land to produce wholesome products and clean energy, in synergy with the environment. A place to stay, for a long holiday or a short break, a world of landscapes, culture, flavours and sports, all waiting to be enjoyed.
Rizzardi Palace Verona - Italy
Guerrieri Rizzardi Palace is located in the widening at the end of the road which takes its name from the “Porta dei Borsàri”. The origin of the Palace dates back to 1400, nevertheless in 1837 it was modernized. The front is austerely neoclassic and the exact simmetry matches the repetitiveness of the windows. Before the restoration intervention of the Twenties which led to the realization of the mezzanines, the building was composed by a ground floor made by some rooms covered by wooden floors, a piano nobile as residence of the lord of manor and representative space, a second floor for the servants and an attic. The piano nobile is reachable by the wide main staircase. All the interior walls are decorated by fresco works and framed by stucco works which adorn the partitions from the ground to the second floor.
Ex Amministration of Villa Brandolini-Zanussi Cordignano - Treviso - Italy
Villa Zanussi in Cordignano is charachterized by many worth architectures. The mansion is enclosed between two colannades with many other secondary buildings such as ex prisons and granaries in really dilapidated state. A time identified the different bodies of the buildings and made a priority schedule, the different floors and the roofing of the west granary have been restored and reinforced. Then the intervention has affected the ex-administration building in order to house a resort with rooms to rent out. Constructions and demolitions have been thought to design rooms with an inside bathroom. The different partition have been realized in briks on the ground floor and in plasterboard on the upper levels to not load excessively the restored wooden floors. The conservation intervention on the roofing of the west colannade with ashlar columns consisted in the removal of the single elements in order to verify the heads of the truss and the wooden beams.
Villa Barbarella Castelfranco Veneto - Treviso - Italy
“A. Steffani” Conservatory see, Villa Barbarella and its annex have been affected by a conservation and restoration project aimed at the preservation of the facades decorated with fresco works, mouldings and ornaments in relief, and of the bearing structure of the building. The restoration has also concerned the floorings between the ground and the first floor which have been consolidated and reinforced. The annex was characterized by scores of out-buildings adapted as location of cultural activities which had caused, over the years, a servise promiscuity and a danger for the safety of the structure.
Villa Mussato Busetto and “Barchessa” Busiago di Campo San Martino - Padova - Italy
The complex of Villa Musatto Busetto is composed by the main body building, the north and east colannades and the wide central farmyard. In the last decade the mansion and the north colannade have been affetcted by a restoration and conservation intervention on the roofing and part of the facades. The east colannade, instead, has been affected by a more important intervention and has been transformed in a location for parties, events, shows and in a farm holiday residence. The perimetral walls of the building (6 meters height and 80 meters long on the long side) had an out of plumb of 30 centimeters in some parts. Moreover, over the years, many other buildings or parts of buildings had been placed against its body without caring of its peculiarities. The project of restoration has required the removal of the existing superfetations in order to reinstate the colannade formal authenticity and strenghten its structure.
Temple of Villa Frassanelle Rovolon - Padova - Italy
The Counts Papafava majestic complex streches northward the Euganei Hills and dates back at the end of the XVIII century. The architect and engineer Giuseppe Jappelli realized the park of the complex designing a little lake, paths and an artificial cavern, planting new trees and building up a Tempietto. The body of the building is deep in the green trees and was built in the first half of the XIX century in neoclassical style. The building has a rectangular plan and a span-roof with a triangolar tympanum upon the facade. In the centre, two ionic capital columns compose the arcade while the sides are characterized by an architraved corniceless single-lancet window. For the state of decay of each material, the restoration project has determined a specifical intervention finalized at the preservation of the building, affecting particularly its facades and its roofing.
Villa Albrizzi and "Padiglione" and "Barchessa" Preganziol - Treviso - Italy
Built at the end of the XVII century, the Party Pavilion rises inside the wide architectural complex of Villa Albrizzi, characterized by the main building, its wonderful XIX century greenhouse, the colannade and a series of other secondary buildings. The hall was completely decorated with marble plasters, golden decorations and mirrors on the walls and on the ceiling, where there were important fissures. According to the first soundings, the bearing structures of roofing and flooring were in a serious state of decay. In order to reinstate the structural elements, a philosophy of the XIX century has been worked out, and larch boards have been installed to laterally reinforce the existent wooden beams providing at the same time the false ceiling with the necessary flexibility.
Oratory of Villa Ca' Mora Zenson di Piave - Treviso - Italy
The complex called “Villa Mora, now Sernagiotto” is located in the countryside of the territory of Treviso and is composed by two bodies building. The oratory is set at the end of the west colannade’s short side with which is connected through some square constructions designated for the sacristy. The oratory was built at the end of the XVII century and is probably the only surviving element of the complex that Andrea Tirali (1657-1737) realized for the Mora family between the end of the XVII and the beginning of the XVIII century.
The body building has a Greek-cross central plan. The square central space frames the big dome contained in an octagonal tambour. Above the dome there’s a lantern with four windows alternating wide voluted decorations. The conservation intervention has affected the whole building, including the pictorial decorations and the furnishings.
Avogadro Palace - Villa Riccati Castelfranco Veneto - Treviso - Italy
The building is located inside a very articulated complex built just before the historical center of Castelfranco Veneto. Original of the XVI century and developed over the centuries, it’s composed by the main body with its two piano nobile profusely decorated, five minor constructions and the colannade along Ospedale street. The works of restoration and preservative redevelopment have affected the villa in terms of structural stabilization of floors and roof and restoration of decorations, and the colannade in terms of roofing structures and inner parts. The distinctive trait and the value of the villa is represented by its inner extraordinary artistic patrimony: stucco, mirrors, wallpaper, terrazzo and stone flooring, ceilings and walls decorations, completely decorated or painted floor beams and fresco plasters. For example in the big room facing Corso Treviso an intervention of scalpet descialbo has allowed a fresco of the XVIII century to come to light on all the walls of the hall..
Palaces of the Commitees in San Salvatore Castle - Susegana - Treviso - Italy
The first document attesting the existence of San Salvatore Castle dates back to 1303, but it was only in 1323 that it was provided with spaces connected to a comital courtyard. During the First World War the major part of the complex was disastrously destroyed. The area including the Comital Palace’s vestiges, nowadays transformed in a garden, is located in the south part of the Castle, next to Odoardo Palace, and it’s still characterized by really intersting aspects.
The east part is marked out by a big staircase with an underlying entry gate, an arches triple lancet opening and a sequence of full-centre arches. In the far end west, a part of the original volume of one of the four-storey palaces is still present. It is connected to Odoardo Palace through a communication trench supported by a series of arches which estabilishes a wing delimiting a small garden with a central well.
Villa Barberina Valdobbiadene - Treviso - Italy
Private residence between the XVIII and the XIX century, the Villa in the hilly context of the Valdobbiadene vineyard has been adapted as relais with six double rooms. The project of restoration has affected the whole building from the preservation of the facades and the roofing till the conservation of the inner decorations, with a particular attention to the machinary installation and the reconstruction of the buthrooms. The rooms were already furnished of machinery camouflage systems such as curtainings, wooden lacunars and furniture done on purpose which have been maintained and reinstated after the adaptation intervention. A time estabilished the existence of marble plaster works and valuable tapestries, the wall marks have been slashed and used only in short visible paths, providing them with the adequate camouflages.
Tesoro di Fimon Fimon - Vicenza - Italy
Located in the territory of Arcugnano, the building had been uninhabited for many years and was in a dilapidated state. The construction is composed by two different and adjacent parts: a main body building designated for dwelling and an a secondary one as an annex. The most characterizing elements which contribute to the identity of the construction are represented by the portico space on the ground floor and the arcade on the firts floor, where the roof is supported by stone columns coressponding to the underlying pillars. The intervention project has consisted in an emergency maintenance of the roofing with interventions aimed at the static strenghtening and at recovering all the primary and secondary wooden structures, a part from the most dilapidated and the collapsed ones.
Old Church in San Salvatore Castle - Susegana - Treviso - Italy
The church is located on the northern town wall of San Salvatore Castle, in the vicinity of the Odoardo Palace main entrance. The building was in a dilapidated state due to the war, the state of abandon and the reconstruction interrupted in the Fourties. It had the two external fronts marked by parastades and an inner space with a rectangular plan, walls in masonry deprived from fresco works and a provisional wooden roofing. The restoration and conservation intervention was aimed at recreating the architectural wing spread from the Fortress of the Castle, and, of course, the other aim was to recall the historical memory of the inside photographed fresco works. First of all the volume of the church has been recovered in compliance with the existent marks of its original configuration. After the formal re-composition of the facades, the parastades, the little arches under the eaves, the little bell tower against the east wall and the round opening over the entrance have been rebuilt.
North Gate in San Salvatore Castle - Susegana - Treviso - Italy
The San Salvatore Castle town wall North Gate was originally one of the two main entries of the fortress. Nevertheless, due to the damage of the First World War and nearly a century of abandon, the building was unusable and condemned. The intervention has been aimed at reinstating its main purpose: being once again the principal entrance to the hamlet within the restoration project of Odoardo Palace, located on the upper part of the Castle. 200 meters far from the gate, a parking area has been realized in order to ease people to visit the Castle and take part to meetings and exhibitions inside the Palace.
The intervention on the building has been a conservative one with the purpose of maintaining its romantic appearance of a ruin, eastablished by the passage of time. Operations of material integrations and indenting refurbishment have been realized only where forced by static instability conditions.
Carmine Church in San Salvatore Castle - Susegana - Treviso - Italy
The complex is located in the territory of Susegana and it’s composed by the Curch and the ex Carmine Convent. It has been affected by a restoration and conservation intervention on the roofing and the facades of the two buildings with the purpose to preserve the Church’s decorated roof and improve the Convent’s water outflow. The Church had a classic plan with a central nave and side radial chapels, a higher choir and an apsis.
The damages caused by the First World War and the subsequent robbery were evident as it was its state of decay and degradation. Up the waterproofing sheath the roof tile has been installed reusing as much as possible the original elements. The wooden beams have been verified and repaired as the truss, while the decorated floorboard of the Church has been affected by a focused conservation intervention from the accurate cleaning phase till the repair of damaged parts.
Annunciata Church in San Salvatore Castle - Susegana - Treviso - Italy
The Church of "Annunciation", situated at the foot of the hill of San Salvatore in Susegana near the castle of the same name, takes its name from the representation of '"Annunciation" present in the high altar. The church has a Greek cross plan oriented to the cardinal points. The restoration project was aimed at the preservation and restoration of facades and all architectural element of the interiors, the stucco decorations, the marble altars until the exterior architectural elements such as capitals and cornices. However, given the advanced state of decay besetting the monument as a result of the damage never completely restored suffered during the First World War, was necessary restoration of roofs, wooden structures and masonry.
Villa Bencontenta Frassanelle - Padova - Italy
“Villa Bencontenta” is located in Frassanelle, in a rural nucleus original of the beginning of the XVIII century which has been restored in order to house an agritourism. The building is composed by a main body made of three parts of different heights one against the other and with wide portico spaces, and a small volume in the north-west corner of the building. The intervention consisted in the realization on ground, first and second floor of six rooms and a space to arrage recreational activities finalized to the tratement of the guests. The functional re-arrangement of the building offered the occasion to enhance the manufacture together with its historical elements. The existing plasters have been restored, while the detached ones or the ones made with cement have been replaced by traditional lime mortar. The inner transformations have been made respecting the existent typology, without altering the main masonry structure and introducing few new partition aimed at the accomodating function.
Villa Lieta Frassanelle - Padova - Italy
The building is composed by three adjacent manufactures and is located in the hill country of the territory of Padua. The restoration and conservation intervention has allowed the existing building to house an agritourism giving the guests the possibility to stay and sojourn in a country place.
The building was in state of abandon and decay, and it was heavily degraded both from the material and the structural point of view. A time safeguarded the building, the intervention on the manufacture was aimed at reinstate its original configuration, keeping the wooden roofing structure unaltered and saving stone elements, external shutters and, as much as possible, even doors and windows. The materials used followed the local construction tradition: lime mortar plaster, wooden shutters, clay roof tile and stone elements.
Borgoluce Farm Holidays - Lentiner House Susegana - Treviso - Italy
The project was aimed at recovering this rural building in the territory of Treviso in order to house an agritourism. The intervention has consisted on the restoration of the roofing, preserving all the original materials, on the realization of the thermal insulation work and the waterproofing, and on the recovery of the existent roof tile. Vertical and horizontal structures have been preserved and restored indenting masonry fissures, while doors and windows, both inner and external, have been recovered or replaced with elements with the same features. The restoration intervention has necessarily affected the building facades, reinstating the traditional colour of the Collalto farm’s farmhouses. In the end new staircases and pavings have been realized. In terms of pavings, in particular, old cotto tile and wood flooring have been installed respectively on the ground floor and on the upper levels. In the attic has finally been realized a space to arrange recreational guest activities.
Borgoluce Farm Holidays - Sfondo House Susegana - Treviso- Italy
“Casa Sfondo” in the territory of Treviso is a rural building partially residential and partially used as stall, barn and tool shed, and it has been divided into two apartments. The restoration and conservation intervention has improved its conditions of environmental hygiene and has allowed the building to satisfy the required standards according to the law. The most significant interventions have focused on structures. The foundations have been reinforced through a concrete edge beam long almost as the whole perimeter of the building and under the weight-bearing wall dviding the two dwellings. Flooring in cotto tile for the ground floor and in wooden planed board for the first and the second floor have been implemented. The existent masonry has finally been removed from the old plasters and all the walls have been repainted ex novo together with the bringing up to standard of the first and second floor window sills through wrought-iron railings.
House C. Arcugnano - Vicenza - Italy
A main body building, a minor one and a rustic outbuilding used as granary in the hill country of Arcugnano, make of Casa Chemello a rural manufacture mainly carachterized by the material quality of its facades and by the loggia front of the attic. The complex was heavily degraded and at risk of structural failure.
The restoration and conservation intervention was aimed at reinstate the building in its original configuration. In this perspective the collapsed parts of the granary have been reconstructed and the pitched roof has been refurbished, recovering, where possible, its original elements. A second connection between granary and dwelling has been created and the loggia has been enhanced realizing a wide terrace extended to the whole width of the main front.Traditional and local materials have been used and the original stone elements have been saved and recovered.
House C. Marostica - Vicenza - Italy
The building is located in the historical center of Marostica and was constructed in the XV century when it was named “Blessed Virgin Oratory”. It’s a three-storey building with a pitched roof, a trapezoidal plan and three different fronts characterized each time by a peculiar windows disposition and various finishing works on facades. Particularly significant, the east front shows many historical marks stating the different reshuffles followed one another over the centuries. The building was in a dilapidated state and at structural risk in terms of collapsing of the truss, ruin of the roofing, water damage and, consequently, decay of the floors. The restoration intervention has been aimed at the general requalification of the building from the static and functional point of view, working at the same time for an enhancement of its historical elements. Each front has been preserved and restored recovering all the different plasters and removing the recent and discordant superfetations.