Vincenzo Nason and C, Venice

The islands of Murano, to the North of Venice, have been a centre for the manufacture of coloured glass in Italy since Roman times.
On the site of a redundant glass factory 60 new build duplex and triplex apartments provide contemporary living spaces that capitalise on the striking waterfront location to create highly individual living spaces. The dominant historic tradition of Venetian architecture is interpreted as an architecture of heavyweight facades. The rich visual history of the site is expressed through layers of coloured glazing at key points in the façade, augmenting the play of light reflected from the lagoon.
A waterfront piazza provides access to waterborne transport and a rare open space that capitalises on the south westerly aspect to create a resident’s garden unique in all of Venice.

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