House 110-112 Vo Van Tan Ho Chi Minh – Vietnam – Planimetrie

Planimetrie

Dal 28 novembre al 13 dicembre 2018 sono stati eseguiti saggi stratigrafici in tutte le stanze della Villa al fine di individuare le decorazioni presenti ed il livello di difficoltà alla rimozione.

Sono stati individuati 4 o 5 strati di scialbo, alcuni sono più difficoltosi, dove si trovano gli smalti. Dove si trovano le tempere, la rimozione è molto più semplice.

Generalmente la rimozione della scialbatura dei soffitti del primo piano è abbastanza semplice. E al di sotto si trova una decorazione pittorica in ottimo stato, mentre le pareti hanno molti più problemi sia di rimozione sia conservativi.

Le decorazioni originali riscoperte ed eseguite a tempera sono molto fragili e deboli all’acqua, perciò è molto importante quando si usa la spugna solo tamponare altrimenti si rischia di portare via il colore originale.

Dopo la scopritura delle stanze verranno rimossi tutti i chiodi, staffe, cavi elettrici e tutto quello non più utilizzabile secondo le decisioni della Direzione dei Lavori. Saranno poi eseguite le stuccature per arrivare al livello e alla materia dell’intonaco originale.

Tutte le procedure di restauro e l’andamento dei lavori nelle varie stanze della Villa saranno concordate con la Direzione dei Lavori.

 

House 110-112 Vo Van Tan Ho Chi Minh – Vietnam – Progetto

Progetto

House 110-112 Vo Van Tan was built between 1925 and 1927 (late Khai Dinh and Bao Dai period). The architectural style is typical of Western Europe, but the layout of the space and interior decoration is characterised by East Asian thinking; a coming together of Eastern and Western techniques widely seen in the early twentieth century.
The house is thought to have had at least three owners and undergone several renovation and restoration projects over the years. The original colonial-style French-influenced architecture is largely unharmed but the decorative motifs on the interior walls and ceilings are almost completely hidden under layers of overpainting.

The restoration of the interior walls and ceilings will take place over a period of two years. First the layers of overpainting will be removed with chemical and mechanical means and then restorers will clean and consolidate the surfaces before proceeding with the pictorial integration of the decorative motifs.

House 110-112 Vo Van Tan Ho Chi Minh – Vietnam – Report

Room 01

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Room 02

First Phase: An overpainting removal test was done, from which a yellow colour emerged with a white under preparation layer.

The mechanical removal of both over layers with scalpels revealed a compact pink surface similar to the surface found in Room 11. There are no decorative motifs under the overpainting. The overpainting can be relatively easily removed with scalpels to uncover the compact and uniform colour underneath. The colour underneath is not the original colour but can be linked to later repainting.

Second Phase: Pictorical Restoration

Room 03

First Phase: Removal test on part of the frieze, both on wall and on the celling, to see if there are decorative motifs underneath, which would be useful to reconstruct the ones in R14. It was not possible to uncover the decorative motifs because the wall is covered in a compact layer of varnish paint.

A first test was carried out with paint remover. A second test was then done using propylene. The second test gave better results.

Second Phase: pictorial restoration

Room 04

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Room 05

First Phase: Layer tests are done on the walls. A layer of bluish paint was found under the yellow overpainting. The wainscot is jade green. 

A mechanical overpainting removal test is done on wall R05_2.

Under the yellow overpainting layer, another layer of jade green was found. The jade green is a compact layer of synthetic varnish paint, like the other walls. 

In the portion above the door there are decorative motifs below the overpainting.

It is possible to easily remove the surface color with the use of a scalpel. The color found is not the original one but a varnish paint from subsequent overpainting.

On test number 4, after the mechanical removal with scalpels of a layer of overpainting composed of a yellow paint which is sensitive to water the restorers uncovered a grey-blue layer. The plaster underneath is porous in some parts. The presence of decorative motifs on the walls can be excluded.

 

Second Phase: pictorial restoration

Room 06

First Phase: Under two layers of overpainting, the restorers uncovered a light green varnish layer with a jade green wainscot. These surfaces, like the previous room, imitate chinese porcelain.

The decorative motifs on the walls and on the ceiling are in bad condition and the overpainting layer is very difficult to remove. So much so that it may not be worth removing.

A floral decorative motif on the frieze is easily uncovered with propylene carbonate. 

 

Second Phase: pictorial restoration

Room 07

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Room 08

First Phase: All the overpainting removal has been done with mechanically with scalpels, martellines and brushes.

Overpainting removal on the wainscot and finishing.

Tests on the ceiling and the frieze.

Overpainting removal on the decorative motifs in stucco over the door. 

Second Phase: pictorial restoration

Room 09

First Phase: All overpainting removal is done mechanically with scalpels, martellines and brushes.

Removal of overpainting on the wainscot and uncovering of the decorative motifs.

Overpainting removal on the wainscot and finishing.

Second Phase: pictorial restoration

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House 110-112 Vo Van Tan Ho Chi Minh – Vietnam – Staff

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Daniela Valentini
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Giulia Bartolomei
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Martina Previatello
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Fabrizio Iacopini
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Angela de Donno
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Mariateresa Borelli
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Valeria Lozzi
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Lucrezia Berti
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Maria Neves E Castro de Castro Constancio
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