This project is such a wonderful example of what is possible when history, art, architecture and technology unite to create a single grand gesture. Palazzo di Vigonovo in Venice (locally referred to as the “Campiello”) was damaged by a tragic fire 30 years ago. The site and the building were once the source of archaeological and historical writings of the Greeks and Romans, before the fire destroyed almost all of it.

After three full years of renovation, Campiello is given a new lease on life, featuring a magnificent Corten steel facade created by art historian Philippe Daverio and artist Giorgio Milani, overseen by the local architecture firm 3ndy Studio. The intricate pattern of the facade features a meticulously hand drawn pattern by Milani which references the building’s history dating back to 17th century. Milani’s drawings were laser cut with more than 15,000 letters and symbols to reveal a delicate, beautiful facade.


[Photography  by FG+SG architectural photography, via knstrct.]

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Dana Tomić Hughes
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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Design Strategy, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places & experiences.

3 Responses

  1. eh

    …the text for this posting is so much nicer that usual. whilst i think your reference and visual imagery is great and informative, the copy that accompanies it is usually filled with slang and childish prose. well done whomever has been editing yellowtrace these past few days…

    • Ben

      Errr… That would be the same person who’s been tirelessly writing and editing it all along – Dana. Her relaxed and personable writing style is exactly what sets this blog apart from the rest!


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