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“Barchessa” of Villa Mussato Busetto   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.

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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 The existing plasters have been restored, while the detached ones or the ones made with cement have been replaced by traditional lime mortar.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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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"Padiglione" & "Barchessa" of Villa Albrizzi   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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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