Restoration of an ancient residential building - Caccamo (PA)


A conservative restoration project that emerged naturally after the removal of the entire external plaster that stripped bare the true history of the artifact. 

What had to be a load-bearing structure made entirely of squared limestone, proved to be mixed with tuff ashlars and the substantial diversity of the two materials, imposed completely different ways of intervening. 

The stone was cleaned, treated and the interstices sutured with cement, while the tuffaceous surfaces were covered with "sunken" coloured plaster, which, resting on the imperfections of the masonry substrate, gave the final result an antiqued effect and overall the contrast between the two different materials was of considerable visual impact.