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Piazza Navona 101 office

The intervention originally had to foresee a banal internal redistribution of the spaces, restoring the main halls of the building, through the removal of false partitions.

In the course of execution, however, from the removal of the chamber to reeds, a chestnut coffered ceiling and a pictorial top frieze emerged, both in a strong state of deterioration and severely damaged by incongruous maintenance interventions. All this has therefore become a major intervention of artistic restoration, in collaboration with the Superintendency of Rome and highly specialized restorative technicians, bringing to light what was most likely the main hall of Palazzo San Giacomo. The fresco, dating back to 1500, depicts the Conquest of Granada; the decoration is obviously designed in function of the tripartite ceiling, in correspondence with the main warps: at the corners the motif of the panoply of weapons with flags is repeated, while in the central areas couples of angels and shells are reflected. The wooden ceiling, dating back to the 16th-17th century, is of the Roman coffered type: a double rule and a double frame with a mantle of panels. A structural reinforcement of the already existing steel beams, the consolidation of all the chestnut elements and the pictorial recovery of the “masks” depicted on the Compasses was necessary.

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Client: Private
Location: Rome
Mission: project and realization
Date: 2018-2019
Role: Designer