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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 Manzoni Restoration And Museum Design in Milano, Italy by aMDL studio

 
December 25th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: aMDL studio 

Alessandro Manzoni lived in numerous houses, but the only one that can be considered really his is the mansion in Via Morone in Milan, where the writer lived from 1814 up till his death. The building, which had been badly altered in the course of time, has now been restored in such a way as to re-establish the warm and domestic atmosphere in which Manzoni’s literary output was produced.

Main Front, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

Main Front, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

  • Architects: aMDL studio (Michele De Lucchi Srl – Michele De Lucchi)
  • Project: Casa Manzoni Restoration And Museum Design
  • Location: Milano, Italy
  • Photography: Mario Carrieri
  • Client: Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Project Team: Alberto Bianchi (project director), Simona Agabio, Federica Iula
  • Consultants: Ediltecno Restauri (building contractor); Gasparoli (restoration); Enrico Colombo spa (installations); Sp_Systema (set builder and graphic production); Rossi Restauri (artwork’s restoration); Open Care (historical furnishings’ restoration); Erco spa (lighting); Riva 1920, Paolo Castelli spa (furnishings)
  • Area: 1.326 m2
  • Chronology: 2014-2015 (design); 2015 (completion)

Entrance Door, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

Entrance Door, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

The elegant facade on Piazza Belgioioso, with its terracotta decorations, has been cleaned, whilst the front on Via Morone has been renovated and repainted in the original colour applied to the floors above the stone base. Inside, the reception area opens and leads visitors to the monumental grand staircase and up to the first floor where the tour begins. Works, paintings, sculptures, furniture and prints are displayed in rooms restored according to an iconographic route set out by Prof. Fernando Mazzocca. This arrangement is divided into sections dedicated to the story of Manzoni and his epoch,  family and places, and to his Betrothed. The bedroom has kept its original terracotta floor, as well as its bed, chairs and coffee table, and is preserved in its bare, ascetic identity. The tour ends on the ground floor, where Manzoni’s study has been conserved and restored. Also on this floor is the room occupied for a number of years by Tommaso Grossi, besides newly created rooms for cultural events, exhibitions and other activities, and a bookshop displaying works by the writer in restored cases. Situated on the second floor is the Centro Nazionale Studi Manzoniani.

Courtyard, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

Courtyard, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

Monumental Staircase, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

Monumental Staircase, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

Garden at the back of the building, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

Garden at the back of the building, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

Room 1 - The Alessandro Manzoni family, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

Room 1 – The Alessandro Manzoni family, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

Room 2 - The image of Alessandro Manzoni, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

Room 2 – The image of Alessandro Manzoni, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

Room 3 - The iconography of the Promessi Sposi, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

Room 3 – The iconography of the Promessi Sposi, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

Room 4 - The illustrated library of Teresa Scarpa, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

Room 4 – The illustrated library of Teresa Scarpa, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

Room 5 - The bedroom of Alessandro Manzoni, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

Room 5 – The bedroom of Alessandro Manzoni, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

Room 6 - bibliographic path, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

Room 6 – bibliographic path, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

Room 7 - Manzoni botanist, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

Room 7 – Manzoni botanist, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

Room 8 - The places of Manzoni, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

Room 8 – The places of Manzoni, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

Room 10 - The study by Alessandro Manzoni, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

Room 10 – The study by Alessandro Manzoni, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

Bookshop, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

Bookshop, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

Image Courtesy © aMDL studio

Image Courtesy © aMDL studio

Image Courtesy © aMDL studio

Image Courtesy © aMDL studio

Image Courtesy © aMDL studio

Image Courtesy © aMDL studio

Image Courtesy © aMDL studio

Image Courtesy © aMDL studio

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