Work

Stages of Work
Promotional Events and Activities
Interventions and Projects

Stages of Work

Understanding and Analysis

Analysis and project are not two independent components, on the contrary, they interpenetrate and merge through the development of the restoration project, in which the knowledge of the architectural text and the diagnosis of its condition lead the project, and consequently the execution.

UNDERSTANDING I° LEVEL

(understanding of the artefact geometry)

Inspection and preliminary report

Reconnaissance form
Preliminary report

Survey

Land survey
Digital survey by laser scanning technology
Photogrammetric survey
Critical-descriptive architectural survey
Photographic survey
Critical-structural survey
Masonry analysis and survey
Chromatic value survey

UNDERSTANDING II° LEVEL

(knowledge and understanding of the artefact “evolutionary history”, as well as the transformative processes through a direct path: stratigraphic interpretation-analysis and an indirect one: analysis of historical and archival sources)

Archeological analysis

S.U. survey-mapping and related reports
Stratigraphic diagram

Historical analysis

Bibliographic research
Archival research
Iconographic research
Historical-critical report

UNDERSTANDING III° LEVEL

(critical analysis of the artefact)

Structure analysis

Static-structural and constructive model
Physical-mechanical characteristics of the structures

Distributional analysis

UNDERSTANDING IV° LEVELS

(analysis of the “health conditions” of the architectural artefact)

Analysis of building materials and construction techniques

Technical data sheets of the material analysis and related construction techniques
Graphical mapping of building materials

Defects analysis: instabilities, alterations and degradation

Types of instability chart and analysis of the related causes (chart and synthetic schemes of damages and vulnerability)
Graphical survey- mapping of all the cracks and deformations
Technical-descriptive report of the artefact structural instabilities
Identification and analysis (direct and instrumental) of alteration structures and degradation of materials indication
Degradation and alteration structure technical data sheets
Graphical survey-mapping of alteration and degradation phenomena

Project

The restoration project of an architectural artefact cannot coincide with the only historical/critical analysis or with the other analyses (from the field survey to the scientific analysis). These are tools and means of knowledge, but the restoration project must also understand the technological and scientific research.

PROJECT I

(restoration)

Determination of compatible operating criteria

Delineating methods suitable for the maintenance of the structural design of the building
Defining methods suitable for the maintenance of the technical characteristics of the materials
Outlining a general diagnostic framework
Structural consolidation – project

Classifying categories of works for the elimination of instabilities and their causes
Preservation of the materials – project

Defining categories of works for the elimination of alteration and degradation of the materials as well as the structures

PROJECT II

(re-use)

Checking compatibility

Comparison of the historical, environmental, architectural, static-structural analysis and socio-economic assessment of the built
Evaluation of the building “purpose of use”, a test of the project functional hypothesis in comparison with the compatibility and adaptation to previous uses

Distributive-functional project

Technological systems project

Training

The aim is to make the trainees acquire the ability to synthesize information as well as conceptual and operational tools necessary to operate consciously on the monumental architectural heritage

Objectives

RestauroItalia Ltd provide students with methodological and operational tools concerning the “building history”, the processes of materials degradation, collapse of structures, as well as diagnostic investigations and intervention procedures for the protection, conservation and enhancement of the historical building heritage.

Topics

Presentation of the subject in the light of the latest acquisitions, in the context of a larger interdisciplinary field
Evolution of the concept of restoration
Collection of information, organization of archives, statistical processing of data on a thematic basis
Audits and inspections, criteria and operational aspects
Fraphic survey and preventive documentation, survey and documentation update during the work
Historical research, evolution of sites and artifacts, relationship with the chronology
Diagnostics through empirical methodologies and scientific instruments
Technical-scientific investigations in situ and in laboratory: the non-destructive analysis
Materials and local building resources, construction techniques and traditional procedures for the restoration
Tests on building materials
Materials degradation diseases and collapse of structures
Degradation/instability and evolution over time, evaluation of future developments
“Sample” investigations and statistical processing of data on a thematic basis
Specialized and interdisciplinary investigations
Intervention procedures, case studies and regulations
Routine maintenance and emergency interventionts
Traditional materials and innovative techniques and technologies
The restoration site, management and administrative aspects
Security in the restoration site
The communication of results

Execution

Construction Activities

Events & Promotions

Events and Press Review

CERTIFICATIONS
SOA
UNI EN ISO 9001:2008

EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS
Comune of Modica – 9-15 December 1996 – The week of Cultural Goods, Conference “Surface, space, place”
Florence – September 1997 – 1st European conference of restauration “The list of the factory in the Cultural Goods”
Riga – Lettonia – September 1997 – Meeting of the Architect Association about “Riga, European capital of the Liberty architecture”
Avana – Cuba – April 1998 – Meeting of the technical team of the Officina de l’Istoriador about the restoration techniques applied to the wood model of St. Pietro by Sangallo.
Parigi – June 1999 – Department of the Italian Culture, Project of European Restoration “La restoration des monuments historiques en Toscane”.
Pisa – March 2000 – Tuscany Region, Soprintendenza of Pisa, Conference on “Sculptured architecture. Restoration of Pisa Cathedral and Baptistery”.
Florence – September 2000 – 50th International Congress on Architectural Heritage, promoted by Cicop – Florence in collaboration with Tuscany Region.
Ferrara – March 2000 – International Exhibition of Restoration.
Leipzig- November 2000 – Restoration Fair and Technologies for Cultural Heritage .
Viareggio – 16 december 2000 – EC Project RIS+Toscana, Congress on “Restoration of contemporary architecture”
Ferrara – March 2001 – International Exhibition of Restoration.
Ferrara – April 2002 – Conference on “New services for technologies for cultural heritage”, promoted by Tuscany Region, European Commission, Technological innovation in Tuscany.
Catania – June 2002 – Mediterranean exhibition of restoration and conservation of cultural and environmental.
Valladolid, Spain, November 2002 – ARPA 2002 – Feria Nacionál de la Restauración del Arte y el Patrimonio.
Ferrara, April 2003, International exibition on the art of restoration and conservation of cultural and environmental heritage ,– EC Project “Optocantieri” –opt electronics Technologies for the restoration of cultural heritage.
Atene, Greece, July 2003, Conference on restoration of historical buildings, promoted by Italian Archaeological School and ICE of Athens
Osnabruck, Germany, September 2003, International Congress Lacona V.: Laser in the conservation of artworks.
Ferrara – March 2004 – International Exhibition of Restoration.
Ferrara – April 2005 – International Exhibition of Restoration.
Ferrara – April 2006 – International Exhibition of Restoration.
Copenhagen – January 25, 2009 – International Tourism Fair, Bella Center in Copenhagen.
Oslo – Norway – November 20, 2009 – International Tourism Fair in Oslo.
Londra – 16/18 october 2012 – Pietrasanta Arts & Crafts Exhibition.
Pietrasanta – 16 June to 1 July 2012 – “Homo faber , the thought and the hand.”
New York – December 2014 – Pietrasanta Arts & Crafts Exhibition.
Mosca – February 2017 – Conference and international practice “ZILART – Art & Machine”.

PRESS REVIEW
‘Restauroitalia get by Paris’ – IL TIRRENO 16 march 1996
‘La madonna dei vetturini restaurata torna in Borgo.’ – IL TIRRENO Sez.PS 9 may 2000
‘Piazza Garibaldi, welcome.’ – IL TIRRENO – Sezione di Pisa – 11 june 2000
‘Laser for cultural heritage: revolution of tecnology.’ – IL TIRRENO 16 march 2000
‘Laser: the cure of monumts.’ – LA NAZIONE 16 march 2000
‘Laser for cultural heritage.’ – LA TOSCANA OGGI 14 october 2001
‘S. Casciano, Pieve New’ – LA NAZIONE 3 june 2004
‘Cortile degli svizzeri change face.’ – LA NAZIONE 20 june 2004
‘Cortile degli svizzeri, newborn of the wall S. Romano.’ – IL TIRRENO 20 june 2004
‘Time of Castruccio.’ – IL TIRRENO 20 june 2004
‘New born for the fourteenth-century’s wall.’ – IL CORRIERE DI LUCCA 20 june 2004
‘New born for the Santa Caterina’s church.’ – IL TIRRENO 27 agosto 2007
‘Three restorations to checkmate the degradation.’ – IL TIRRENO 5 dicember 2007
‘The church of the hinterland.’- IL GIORNO 27 november 2009
‘New singing for the bell tower of Filettole’ – TOSCANA OGGI 8 january 2012

Our Restorations and Maintenance

Maintenances and Restoration

Firenze
Casa Antonini

Grosseto
Tomba della Pietrera a Vetulonia

Livorno
Lastre Tombali in Marmi Intarsiati della Chiesa di San Ferdinando Re

Lucca
Fiaccole della Chiesa di San Matteo
Chiesa di San Cristoforo
Chiesa di San Paolino
Chiesa di Sant’Antonio da Padova (Marina di Pietrasanta)
Cortile degli Svizzeri, Palazzo Ducale
Bambina sulla Sabbia (Viareggio)
Liceo Classico Giosué Carducci (Viareggio)
Monumento ai Caduti di Colle di Compito (Capannori)
Mura Urbane
Pieve di Loppia (Barga)
Torre di Avvistamento di Sant’Andrea di Compito
Pieve di San Giovanni e Santa Felicità (Valdicastello Carducci, Pietrasanta)

Pisa
Campanile della Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo (Pontasserchio)
Interni, Altari e Confessionali della Chiesa del Convento di San Torpè
Interni, Altari e Confessionali della Chiesa di San Martino
Capitelli della Chiesa di San Casciano
Chiesa dei Cavalieri di Santo Stefano
Chiesa della Certosa Monumentale di Calci
Chiesa della Madonna dei Galletti
Chiesa di San Frediano
Chiesa di San Michele in Borgo
Chiesa di San Paolo a Ripa d’Arno
Chiesa di Santa Caterina
Chiesa di Santa Cristina
Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena
Campanile della Chiesa dei Santissimi Maurizio e Bibbiana (Filettole)
Compendio di San Silvestro
Edicola Lignea della Madonna dei Vetturini
Ex Casino dei Nobili
Graffiti del Chiostro di San Girolamo della Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Grottesche del Cortile d’Onore della Certosa di Calci
Interni della Chiesa di San Sepolcro
Interni della Chiesa di San Frediano
Interni della Chiesa di Santa Marta
Monumento ai Caduti di Cascina
Monumento ai Caduti di Lari
Monumento a Pietro Leopoldo 1
Monumento Commemorativo a Giuseppe Garibaldi (Asciano)
Palazzina Gentili
Palazzo Carranza
Palazzo della Carovana
Pavimento in Battuto Veneziano della Chiesa di Santo Sepolcro
Pieve di San Casciano (Cascina)
Stemmi Gentilizi del Castello dei Vicari di Lari

Pistoia
Campanile dei Santissimi Martino e Sisto in Vellano


Mondo
Statua Equestre di Botero (Ginevra)
Restauro di caminetti in marmo (Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Francia)
Rilievi e analisi della Cattedrale di Leon (Leon, Nicaragua)