RECOVERY OF A HISTORICAL VILLA
The restructuring project of this beautiful early nineteenth-century villa has been preceded by an extremely accurate analysis of its structural condition.
The study has mainly concerned its building structure (made up of calcareous stone elements from Moltarsi), its wooden floors and its pavilion roof, even itself made of wood.
The outcome of the enquiries and of the calculations put into evidence the need of working prevailingly on the roofing. The wooden roof was lacking in the perimeter string-course and, moreover, it was extremely decayed, both for the main, as well as the secondary, “warping”.
So, the project was based on the whole replacement of the roof with some new massive wooden beams.
Then, we took the decision of carrying out a small-sized reinforced concrete string-course.
Finally, a series of chaining, at the height of the new string-course, was supplied in order to guarantee a correct “scatolare”, “box” behaviour of the masonry framework.