Construction in Italy

 Exterior of Villa Giulia under construction 26 April 2015

Exterior of Villa Giulia under construction 26 April 2015

I have become a student of construction methodiologies over the years.  I watched my current house being built over 25 years ago and have since managed three bathroom renovations.  In my current home, I can feel the back door slam when I am upstairs on the opposite side of the house.  We can clearly hear conversations outside the house through the walls late at night when it is quiet.

Over the years I have found myself wondering up to buildings being constructed in Europe to observe their methods and came away impressed with the solid construction and deliberate process that takes longer than what we are used to in the US.

Now, I have a front row seat.  The villa in Lerici is constructed with poured concrete floors, ceilings, and supports.  The walls - all the walls both interior and exterior are honey-combed bricks that will route electrical and plumbing through them and be finished with a concrete layer.

This construction is meant to last many hundreds of years!

  Interior of Villa Giulia under construction 26 April 2015

Interior of Villa Giulia under construction 26 April 2015