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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Casa Ceschi in Vicenza, Italy by Traverso-Vighy

 
August 3rd, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Traverso-Vighy

ON THE 12TH CENTURY WALLS

The Ceschi House leans against the 12th century walls of the city of Vicenza. The architects have “listened” to the existing building carefully: restoring the original walls using traditional techniques, while developing the interior as an independent project which allowed the redistribution of the inner spaces in a functional manner.

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  • Architects: Traverso-Vighy
  • Project: Casa Ceschi
  • Year and location: 2010 Vicenza, Italy
  • Type: private house and office
  • Client: Barbara Ceschi a Santa Croce
  • Project Architects: traverso-vighy; Giovanni Traverso, Paola Vighy  with Giulio Dalla Gassa, Sheerja Iyer, Elena Panza, Valentina Rossetto
  • Structural analysis: Life Engineering, Ing. Franco Grazioli
  • Construction company: Impresa Bios edilizia
  • Laminated structures: Falegnameria Cereghini
  • Photo Credits: Alessandra Chemollo

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RESTORATION AND SUSTAINABILITY

The vision of the restoration as a quest for sustainability has been pursued in the broadest sense of the term, including technical, economic and energy issues. The aim was to create a lightweight structure, that has a character of reversibility, built with high-tech systems, which allowed a period of prefabrication, and streamlining of the implementation and installation phases.

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A NEW LARCH SKELETON

In the restoration of the Ceschi house, a new structure was designed to fit inside the existing empty walls: a skeleton of laminated larch wood which extends the full height of the building, defining its distribution and establishing a collaborative relationship with the container characterized by an outstanding anti-seismic performance.

The new structure makes no alterations to the exterior load-bearing walls, but replaces the structural function of existing internal partitions with a lightweight frame system. All the elements which make up the structure were prefabricated, enabling a high level of precision in survey, design and execution.

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NATURAL MATERIALS AND LOW ENERGY

For the thermal insulation of the building, which has been classified as class A, a system of insulating panels were set inside the existing masonry walls, consisting of multilayer insulation laid on a wood and compressed earth panels.

These compressed earth panels have high thermal mass and regulate the humidity of the internal environment, making a marked improvement in the heating and cooling performance of the building, and the level of comfort and well-being of its inhabitants.

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DAYLIGHT AND TRANSPARENCY

In the interior glass is used for its diffusive character both on structural solutions and for interior design: the natural light which flows from the outside is filtered by both horizontal and vertical glass surfaces, creating a sense of continuity between the spaces.

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