Rural renovation

Location: Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza
Designer: Ing. Arch. Henry Zilio
Project: private house
Client: private
Collaborators: Arch. Tatiana Prest, Geom. Roberto Baggio
Steel profiles for doors and windows: Palladio Spa, Treviso
Steel works: Cetos Srl
Photos: Studio Zilio
Building firm: Marin&Alessi srl
A new interpretation of typical rural architecture with this semi-detached home at the foothills near the gates to Bassano del Grappa.

Special attention was paid to the traditional architecture when facing this renovation work, but with all the technical and safety requirements satisfied that are essential today. The introduction of narrow but very strong Palladio® steel profiles for the window and doorframes made all needs for bars and armoured shutters entirely superfluous.
The strength of steel also guarantees perfect, unaltered and long-lasting functions, totally indeformable even under very heavy use, therefore maintaining excellent levels of heat and sound proofing, and anti-flood protection, all with virtually no maintenance required.
Steel can have some very unusual finishes applied: burnished, smart elegant white paint or wood effect.
An alternative to surface treatment is also cladding the inside of the door or window, often used in traditional and rustic buildings.
Not only steel grey or shiny stainless steel of modern homes then. Often steel reveals its conservative nature and allows harmonising the aesthetics of the building, but guarantees all the physical and mechanical properties of a material that is much superior to aluminium or PVC.

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