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

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

‘rehabilitation of palazzo di vigonovo’ by 3ndy studio, venice, italyimage © fernando guerraall 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 facadeimage © fernando guerra



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



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



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



masonry elevationimage © fernando guerra



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



lettering motif continues to the interiorimage © fernando guerra



work area

image © fernando guerra



at duskimage © fernando guerra



sunsetimage © fernando guerra



stairsimage © fernando guerra



facade detailimage © fernando guerra



site planimage © fernando guerra















corten elevation



project info:



architect: 3ndy studio – marco mazzetto, alessandro lazzari, massimiliano martignon architectsyear of completion: 2011address: via veneto 5d, 30030 vigonovo venice, italyclient: cosmo immobiliare sncgross floor area: 300 m2façade artists: 3ndy studio, giorgio milani, philippe daveriophotos: fernando guerra, lisbon

  • Beautiful structure & creative facade but not exactly in the heart of Venice, Italy. The cars gave it away.

    JoAnn Locktov says:
  • Very, Very Nice!

    Mike Jackson says:
  • JoAnn: How does “heart of” equate with “outside of” in your mind?

    Very cool design.

    mArkW says:
  • Wonderful yellow colours,I love gold ………

    kosmadopoulou despina says:
  • This is _SO_ awesome!

    Erik says:
  • the post originally said “in the heart” of Venice but the wonderful editors at Design Boom have corrected it! Does that answer you, Mark W?

    JoAnn says:

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