Venice rehabilitation project

History and modern design meet

Outside of Venice, Italy, a 19th century structure suffered from a fire, leading to the rehabilitation of the Campiello at Palazzo di Vigonovo by Venetian practice 3ndy Studio. The project’s completion gives the city a new location for social interaction while retaining an important part of the city. The space is brought back to life and its former glory.

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The architects, by first tracing out the historical fragments and elements of a traditional lifestyle, make a connection to thre old history of the building. Double arched window openings now face a courtyard, standing in the place of the original building, commemorating without renovating the destroyed structure.

The sheets of paper which were scrawled upon in the studio during the brainstorming process, became a 300 square meter sculpture, made with 190 sheets of corten steel, reading as the page of a book. In collaboration with artist Giorgio Milani, the lettering is selected from 22 different alphabets. Following ‘footfalls echo in the memory’, the selection of diverse era fonts harmonize aesthetically and culturally into a graphic image. At night, illumination emanates through the patterned collections of voids.

Great photos by Fernando Guerra:

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Project info:

architect: 3ndy Studio – Marco Mazzetto, Alessandro Lazzari, Massimiliano Martignon Architects
year of completion: 2011
address: via Veneto 5d, 30030 Vigonovo Venice, Italy
client: Cosmo immobiliare snc
gross floor area: 300 m2
façade artists: 3ndy Studio, Giorgio Milani, Philippe Daverio
photos: Fernando Guerra, Lisbon

Via DesignBoom

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