Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Santa Maria Formosa, Venice: an interior swivel door cut into wall cladding

RIBApix ref no RIBA40615
Architect/DesignerScarpa, Carlo (1906-1978)
Artist/PhotographerORCH Orsenigo-Chemollo
CountryItaly
CityVenezia
Subject Date1963
Image Date2003
ViewInterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumDigital image
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit ORCH Chemollo / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This 16th century Venetian palazzo housed the library and the art collection left to the public by Count Giovanni Querini Stampalia in 1869. Carlo Scarpa's remodelling of the ground floor and the garden in 1961-1963, included the removal of extraneous 19th century additions, the repositioning of the entrances, the recovery of the original space of the 'portego' (water entrance from the canal) and the layout of the garden.

Subject tags

doors, museums, cladding, stone, restoration, conversion of buildings, town houses, walls