3ndy studio: rehabilitation of the campiello in palazzo di vigonovo, venice
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dec 12, 2012
3ndy studio: rehabilitation of the campiello in palazzo di vigonovo, venice

‘rehabilitation of palazzo di vigonovo’ by 3ndy studio, venice, italy
image © fernando guerra
all images courtesy of 3ndy studio



outside of venice, italy, a 19th century structure suffered from a fire, leading to a rehabilitation of the campiello at palazzo di vigonovo
by venetian practice 3ndy studio. the project’s completion marks a new location for social interaction while retaining an important part of the city,
bringing the space back to life within its former glory by first tracing out the historical fragments and elements of a traditional lifestyle. double arched window
openings now face a courtyard, standing in the place of the original building, commemorating without renovating the destroyed structure. an open-air
veranda is placed between the perforated metal facade and the enclosed interior.


the sheets of paper which were scrawled upon 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 piacenza-based artist giorgio milani, the lettering is selected from 22 different alphabets in upper and
lower case. 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. 



190 sheets of corten steel were used for the facade
image © fernando guerra



the sketches during the brainstorming process become a perforated metal sculpture
image © fernando guerra



symbols and letters in different alphabets, uppercase, lowercase and fonts
image © fernando guerra



the sculptural 19th century facade may be viewed from a zigzagging bench
image © fernando guerra



masonry elevation
image © fernando guerra



the 19th century facade was not reconstructed but instead the sculpture reproduces the effect of the previous one
image © fernando guerra



lettering motif continues to the interior
image © fernando guerra



work area

image © fernando guerra



at dusk
image © fernando guerra



image © fernando guerra



image © fernando guerra



facade detail
image © fernando guerra



site plan
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corten elevation



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

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