The 2012 earthquake hit this 18th century liberty stile villa, therefore, it was necessary to make the building safe again in the first place, applying seismic improving interventions.
Since the villa is a building of historical and architectonical interest, every action was made respecting the prescriptions of conservative restoration.
Once ensured the safety of the building, it was possible to study the cracks occurred after the earthquake, and understand that a foundation failure followed the seism.
Each existing slab needs to be strengthen with the application of reinforced concrete connected to the walls through an L shape steel bar. These invisible steel frames will brace and reinforce the building, in place of the classic visually intrusive rods.
After the temblor, some external mouldings were damaged and partially missing, the same for a part of the frescos on the ceilings, therefore it is necessary to restore these decorations.
Italy - San Felice sul Panaro
1.434 mq lot area
450 mq built surface area
9,50 m eaves height
12 m ridge height
2015 design process
2016 - 2017 building process
Axonometric views with cracks recognition