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Pleonastic is Fantastic

Pleonastic is Fantastic

The project involves the restoration of a Venetian barchessa located in a private courtyard in Lonigo historic center, and its conversion into a collectible design gallery. The tension between old and new find its realization in the pleonastic stair – an object seemingly suspended in balance within the space. What is pleonastic is not strictly necessary. The stair wasn’t necessary in the first place; neither would be the supporting strut. The stair is once a rising pathway, once a scenographic background. It is once embraced by the space and becomes part of it, it is once an intrusive addition. The self-supporting stair rises out of a new concrete ground without interfering with the beauty and fragility of the wooden slab and the load-bearing walls. The meticulous restoration involved the search and recovery of salvaged materials from similar sites to integrate the original roof. The handcrafted rusty steel window fixtures, along with the restoration of the original wooden floor, complete the conservation project.

Project name

Pleonastic is Fantastic

Author

AMAA
Marcello Galiotto
Alessandra Rampazzo

Edition

5
Shortlisted

Year

2020

Surface area sqm

280

Cost €

80.000

City

Lonigo, Vicenza

Country

Italy

Collaborators

Team: Francesca Fasiol

© Photographer

Simone Bossi

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