Restoration project of an ancient residential building - Caccamo (PA)

A conservative restoration project that arose naturally after the removal of the entire external plaster which exposed the true history of the building.

What was supposed to be a load-bearing structure entirely in squared limestone turned out to be mixed with tuff ashlars and the substantial diversity of the two materials required completely different ways of intervening.

The stone was cleaned, treated and the interstices sutured with cement and instead the tuffaceous surfaces covered with "incasciato" colored plaster, which, resting on the imperfections of the masonry substrate, gave as a final result an antiqued effect and overall the contrast between the two different materials resulted in a remarkable visual impact.