Restoration of a 17th century noble residence
Working as a restorer is one of the most intriguing and stimulating experiences an architect may live in
his career; he may need to understand the building and the technical knowledge of the workers who build
it through its whole lifespan. Knowledge, both theoretical and practical, is the key of being able to bring
together the need to preserve our cultural heritage, as the dialectic of the restoration process is based on
the simultaneous respect of both the historical and the aesthetic needs. The presented case study is about
the restoration of a decorated wooden ceiling of a noble building that has been build during three hundred
years, from the 17th to the 19th century.