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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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..

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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