The Restoration of a XVIIth Century Roman Noble Residence
Emiliano Della Bella

Though always stimulating, working as a restorer architect in Italy, where time has left its trace on countless layers, is sometimes an arduous task. The idea of restoration has gone through a long series of philosophical dialectics that blossomed in the acts of the Athens Charter first and in the acts of the Venice Charter later. This paper shows a case study of the restoration of a wooden ceiling from a noble Roman residence in Italy. The aim of the restoration was both mending the damages done by fire and water from the wooden decorated structures and removing a modern steel beam that was placed to help the original structure to carry the increased loads due to the different use of the old spaces. Modern materials have been used along the practice of an old technique.

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