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The experience of Stella srl in the construction industry is highly qualified for the field of maintenance and renovation. Able to offer renovation of traditional walls or green building, tinsmith service in general, replacement of gutters and downpipes, … A 360-degree service.

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Energy requalification to reduce consumption in the home. One of the key sectors of Stella srl! This sector today is too trivialized by companies that deal with only one “piece” of your home.

La Stella is able to realize a structured project that goes from the redevelopment of the plumbing system, to the house and to the electric autonomy.

A 360-degree view that allows you to cut 50% of the costs and access tax bonuses.

The company La Stella srl employs professionals in the field of construction able to design and implement any kind of property for residential, commercial or industrial use.Select our collaborators and designers based on their ability to conceive innovative and comfortable, safe structures , with high energy class and aesthetically beautiful.The team of La Stella srl is able to follow from the beginning to the end the design and construction of detached and semi-detached villas, condominiums, residences, commercial complexes, industrial warehouses, rest areas , garages, housing units of all kinds.

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The Stella srl lays its foundations on three cardinal points: experience, innovation and reliability.

All are addressed to be at the service of the customer, to fully satisfy and to provide him with the maximum service for a long-term investment like the home.

In short … At the center the customer and his needs!

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The Relais is the result of the conservative restoration of an ancient residence built between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in the ancient village of Canelli on top of the “sternia”, a paved road of Roman origin that connects the city center with underground cathedrals.

The underground cathedrals are historical cellars of Canelli (province of Asti) excavated in the calcareous tufa that in the last centuries descended up to 32 meters underground, crossing the entire Canellese hill and the entire city for over 20 km.

They are called cathedrals because they create surreal and evocative environments and are real masterpieces of engineering and oenological architecture.

In them thousands of bottles of fine wine were left to ferment at a constant temperature of 12-14 degrees, assuming the aromas and flavors typical of sparkling wine and Canellese wine in cells with exposed brick vaults dating back to the early nineteenth century.

Recently they have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, as an integral part of the city of Canelli along with similar buildings called Infernot.

We are located at the top of the cobblestone road of Roman origin (sternìa) that connects the city of Canelli to the top of the hill where stands the Gancia castle, owned by the homonymous sparkling dynasty.

There is also the baroque church of San Rocco, now deconsecrated and used for events and shows.

In many rooms of the relais are visible signs of what was the canonical of the friars of the order of St. Augustine who resided in San Rocco.

The complex in which the relais was built presents a U-shape in whose curve the church of San Rocco, from the seventeenth century, is wedged.

Originally the adjacent buildings, merged at the end of the nineteenth century, had been built as the seat of the Confraternity of the friars of the order of Sant’Agostino.

The church was then deconsecrated to make room for the new church of San Leonardo, built on the same square and the buildings became in 1820 owned by the powerful Drago family.

The recovery of the relais has been done keeping the strong peculiarities of the historical residence and contrasting it with a modern and design furniture.

Coffered ceilings, stone walls, reclaimed wooden floors and large barrel vaulting contrast with the modern style of the urban chic style of the rooms.

Warm colors and earth tones accompany all the environments that enjoy the most ‘new technologies: television, wi-fi throughout the hotel, air conditioning, minibar and safe, tea and tea sets in each room.

A great adventure that has transformed an architectural complex of historic value in the Asti area into a charming accommodation facility, capable of uniting past and present in the sign of Made in Italy

A mix of history and styles.

The relais consists of six suites, living room with fireplace, breakfast room, kitchen, laundry and Spa.

The part of the building where the entrance and reception are today is from the seventeenth century, with exposed stone walls, ceiling beams and stone fireplaces.

In the past this space has been used as the seat of the “Point of View” Cultural Club, which has hosted Italian authors, painters, musicians and opera singers.

The building that houses the rooms of the relais instead presents the typical architectural features of the nineteenth century noble palaces: coffered ceilings inlaid, chestnut wood floors, vaulted ceilings and red brick vaulted ceilings in the common areas.

The main interventions envisaged by the project were: – total renovation of the roof, with the insertion of thermal and acoustic insulation – partial modification of the internal partitions (for the creation of suites and attached bathrooms) – total renovation of the heating, electrical and plumbing systems – positioning heat pumps – recovery of antique wooden floors – sandblasting and cleaning of exposed stone and brick walls. In addition, the unpainted exterior walls have been covered with a thermal coat to promote energy savings.

The total area of ​​the interior of the relais is 880 square meters, distributed over five floors. The garden with a panoramic terrace and a swimming pool extends for 500 square meters.

Interiors of urban chic taste, neutral colors and reassuring, welcome guests.

The colors used for the walls are based on natural silicates.

La Stella Restrutturazioni – Gagliano Costruzioni S.r.l., of Villafranca d’asti, is the company that has carried out all the restoration work.

The state of the exterior and interior was good, but the building had been uninhabited for over twenty years. In addition, it was necessary to adapt a building located in the historic center and under the supervision of the Superintendency of Fine Arts to the needs of future guests.

One of the difficulties was ‘leveling’ the plans and the results sections altered by the partial renovation work carried out in the Sixties.

Also the insertion of the lifting platform, going to link the mezzanine floors of the large central staircase, involved various feasibility studies.

Furthermore, the total renovation of all the systems (electrical, thermal, hydro-sanitary and conditioning) required a lot of care and effort not to leave the piping exposed.

Work began in January 2016 and ended at the end of April 2017.

The tax benefit included in the L.R. law was used for the project. 18/99 – Regional measures to support the tourism offer, which provided for a subsidized loan from the Piedmont Region.

The project was also submitted to the Superintendence of Fine Arts of the Piedmont Region and the Landscape Commission for the UNESCO Territories.

In terms of interior design, the building has its own distinctive personality and unrepeatable character. The furniture is inspired by the style and the contemporary brands, all strictly Made in Italy.

We wanted to give a feeling of cleanness, practicality, value of materials and finishes.

The relais is much appreciated by architects, who choose it to stay there and often the guests ask for information on where to find a particular piece to furnish their home.

Transparent well-being: the rooms have been fitted with a Duka shower box. Both models chosen for the project (Stila 2000 and Princess 4000) are equipped with 6 and 8 mm safety glass, also perfect for use by children. The components, fixed to the glass thanks to UV rays, avoid the use of screws, thus leaving the glass without holes and more solid.

The release system of the sliding doors also makes it possible to better clean the seals and the lower part of the cab, or of the ProCare glass, treated during production to reduce the formation of halos and limescale.

The team at the level of workers has worked without interruptions or dead times.

The present realization was also reported in the magazine “Restrutturare casa chic” February 2018.


Rehabilitation of the walls and interventions on the existing heritage.

All interventions on existing buildings are aimed at restoring defects, the effect of degradation and any instability encountered during the inspection. All done with great precision and professionalism, so as to alter as little as possible the characteristics of the building, adopting solutions that, in the face of good effectiveness, constitute the least impact on the building.

The following intervention provided for the restoration of a portion of a brickwork building to the basement of the building to which it belongs, with the addition of arches and vaults made of materials that are consistent and compatible with the existing one. Finally, a complete cleaning of the area subject to intervention was carried out, in order to erase the signs of deterioration of the materials.

Another example of the professionalism of the company and of the skills of its employees is represented by the recovery and rehabilitation of a vault and the underlying cellar floor. The spaces were in a strong state of decay, with infiltration, humidity, mold and structural failures.

Once the preliminary operations have been carried out, a hood has been created to support the vault by setting up an electro-welded mesh of adequate dimensions, laid in such a way as to follow the curvilinear course of the vault, and a completion jet of the support slab. The net and the hood have been made integral with the underlying structure by means of pegs tucked in the vault, in order to guarantee a uniform response to the working stresses. Similar to the lateral side walls of the vault, anchors were made with steel bars. Once the structural restoration operations have been completed, the overlying paving has been restored.

The basement floor was affected by complete cleaning of all surfaces, up to the outcrop of the bricks. Then the intrados of the vault was plastered and finished with exposed bricks, while the side walls were plastered with appropriate materials to the case. Finally, the flooring was restored, creating a new leveled concrete floor.

Renovation of the walls and interventions on the existing building heritage: the clay

Once upon a time there was the raw earth … and today there is again! It was born millennia of years ago when it was used in construction. It has been abandoned and relegated to simple restorative material, but today it is back to being the queen of all coverings. Thanks above all to the green building market which has rediscovered its characteristics, the clay is again used for finishing walls, floors, shelves and furniture.

Let’s therefore know this natural, organic and modern material together.

What is clay and what are earthen coatings?

Ecological and recyclable: these are the main qualities of clay. It is a binder that is obtained from the earth and that, at the end of its cycle, returns to the earth as it is. It is easily available and workable, does not contain substances harmful to humans or the environment and, if left, can be reused even after many years (just add water). In its raw earth – that is, clay worked with aggregates or vegetable elements and left to dry naturally, without any type of cooking – can also be used as a building material. However, the lack (in Italy) of legislation that clearly regulates its use and which considers it to all effects construction material, often limits its application to simple cladding.

Essential for a healthier home

To maintain good air quality in the home, the use of clay-based coatings is ideal, especially in all environments such as kitchens, bathrooms and taverns, subject to high levels of humidity. Its property of keeping excess moisture and releasing it gradually prevents the formation of mold stains very dangerous for the health of those who live in the house. A panacea also for those subject to asthma because the raw earth finishes are antistatic: they do not allow that it deposits on their surface of the dust.

Excellent against heavy morning air

Not only because it is an excellent regulator of internal relative humidity, but also because it absorbs odors and harmful substances well, clay is excellent for use in the kitchen and in all those environments where air can easily become unhealthy. Especially when the kitchen is connected “to day” with other environments, the raw earth plasters help to prevent the strong smell of food spreading in the rest of the house.

In the bedrooms, the raw earth finishes are essential to prevent air, especially in the morning, from being too heavy. It is normal, in fact, that after the long and deep night breathing the air “vices” causing many disturbances: the minerals contained in the clay are able to purify the air by putting it back in a cleaner and more breathable circulation. “.

Indispensable in the bathroom against moisture

However, it is mainly due to its breathability and ability to regulate moisture that clay-based plasters are essential. The air humidity is absorbed by capillarity from the walls and distributed throughout the structure so as to allow the evaporation towards the outside and inside of the premises. This diffusion of water allows a constant drying in every season and situation (for example in the bathroom after very hot showers) avoiding stagnation in some normally very critical points.

Nevertheless, it is advisable to avoid the use of this type of covering and finish in all those surfaces that can enter directly into contact with water. Given its tendency to wash out, it would be better to cover the internal walls with a shower, near bathtubs or the surfaces of the shelves next to the washbasins, with other types of finish that are well linked, even aesthetically, to raw earth plasters.

Unique for valuable flooring

For all the properties of the clay listed so far, this material is also excellent for the finishing of the tread surfaces. The earthen floors are considered of high quality and have a notable aesthetic impact. This derives above all from the fact that it is possible to realize large sizes of flooring without having to perform expansion joints. In fact, clay is a very elastic material which makes it possible to follow normal structural movements without cracking.

Combining the infinite natural colors together with the typically manual processes, you can get countless ranges of finishes, always very original: from raw and material to smooth and velvety. The construction of the floor is quite long and delicate but, despite this, the raw earth floors are ideal for rooms heated with radiant panels: its ability to absorb heat and release it slowly allows you to maximize the thermal output of the plant.

Right for existing homes too

The raw earth coverings are easy to apply in new buildings, where it is possible to consider the thicknesses well and provide for the installation of adequate supports already during the design phase. Yet it is possible to apply this coating even on pre-existing homes.

You can decide to replace all the plaster, that is to say the raw one, or just the finish. In both cases it is necessary to check the surface on which the clay-based plaster is to be applied. This has a good yield on materials that absorb water, so it is necessary to eliminate all those products that could hinder proper installation (glues, glazes, washable colors). If it is not possible to remove or change the substrate on which to lay the new coating, it is necessary to apply a clamp beforehand to be sure of the success of the processing.

This type of intervention, especially if it affects the background layer is very large and long enough for which it is necessary to provide a real restructuring of the apartment (or the room in which you intend to apply the new coating). It is important to calculate the new thickness of the plasters, as well as the times of application, drying and curing of the material.

If you want to replace the flooring you need to know that to get a good performance and avoid that the earthen layer cracks, the drying times are quite long. Furthermore, once the oils have been applied on the surface (indispensable for protecting the walking surface), even if it is possible to walk on the new flooring, there is a settling time in which heavy loads on small surfaces can not be applied (eg cabinets, bookcases , sofas) because they could leave marks or dents.

It varies in colors

The coloration of raw earth coatings depends mainly on the origin of the clay used. Despite this it is possible to add natural pigments to the mixture (such as brick powders for redder colors) which change, turn off or accentuate the colors. In order not to alter the properties of clay, the colors must be natural and this allows to obtain many nuances able to give a very suggestive visual perception.

Besides the sight, the materiality of the color also involves touch and smell (the raw earth is characterized by a very natural smell).

But with some flaws

Despite its performance make it an excellent material for construction, clay based coatings require a series of precautions that often limit its use.

The implementation process is very long and delicate. To avoid cracks it is necessary to proceed with extreme caution and to respect the natural drying times of the material.

It is a material that tends to wash, for this reason on the outside and on all surfaces that can come into direct contact with water, it is not recommended to use. The low resistance to water of the earth requires that for about 20 cm from the floor the plaster on the ground must be treated with waterproofing agents (natural oils, waxes …). Especially in the case of external walls, it is better to use water-resistant materials, such as stone, terracotta, or lime-based natural plasters.

BUILDING SITE in the municipality of Costigliole d’asti (AT) – contract on 11/2014 – works closed in September 2016

A RECOVERY INTERVENTION aimed at limiting consumption: from the foundations to the roof … Restructuring and isolating the house: the only system to have comfortable environments with the right temperature, saving on bills.
Cracks in walls can be a sign of phenomena that can damage the building and compromise its stability.
We must identify the cause of the problem and then intervene with the specific solution.

intervento di recupero dalle fondamenta al tetto

Recovery from the foundation to the roof

il progetto nel suo complesso

Overview of the progect


In case of limited space, the open spiral models are the most suitable: a ramp that does not exceed twelve / fifteen steps allows an easy climb.

If necessary, it is advisable to divide it into two or more ramps interspersed with a landing or a fan-shaped step.

The surface occupied by the ramps, however, can be recovered by exploiting the space under the stairs with a closet or furniture containers …… .Wood, metal and glass are materials used, sometimes combined for effective solutions, as in the case of structures in metal and wooden steps.

Here’s how we did it …… designed and built.

Ecco come l’abbiamo fatta noi…….disegnato e realizzato.

scala a giorno sfruttando lo spazio sottostante

Taking advantage of the space


Stone has a long history as a building material.

The stone walls are aesthetically charming, highly decorative and are suitable for “lighting” a room. These, however, need extreme care to preserve their former glory: it is therefore necessary to resort to a professional restructuring, but quite expensive.

For those who have a house in the country or live in an apartment in the historic center of a city, a stone wall is hidden under the plaster of its walls.

This is a detail that should not be underestimated.

The stone walls are a jewel that only a few are lucky enough to possess.

The stones of a thousand shapes and colors that change with the change of the amount of light that radiates during the day appeasing the eye of anyone.

A stone house, as well as being beautiful on the market, has a much higher price than one that is free.

It is important to know how stone walls are made.

They are composed of stones of different geological nature, that is, in the same wall there will be stones of different consistency, some harder than others. We must also take into account that when they built the old houses, the cement, due to its cost, was very little used.

Mud and earth were used between stone and stone as an aggregator and to fill the voids.

The interior stone walls are a coating used by many and that is well linked to the stylistic choices that can vary from shabby to rustic, to industrial and retro.

If the intention is to recreate the warmth and the expressive fullness of an old farmhouse, the brick, the strip, the natural stone or the fake stone, like the ecolithos, are the best products to cover the rooms and recreate the atmosphere of the rural tradition of the past or on the contrary of being in line with an urban style that involves the insertion of exposed bricks in a super modero and very minimal context.

The facing cladding is also carried out with natural stone, which has now reached very reduced thicknesses, contained weights and allows less demanding operations and also with reconstructed stone, such as ecolithos or Geopietra, high-quality ecological products, consisting of mixtures of natural raw materials, which allow a perfect imitation of natural stone. The aesthetic quality is high: each stone is colored and carefully transformed into a product of high craftsmanship, never equal to itself.

The stone walls are in fact evocative of the past, they remember it because once there were no plasters or colors, but stone on sight. From a normal condition, the stone walls have therefore evolved into decorating and cladding systems, which have reached very interesting and pleasant style to admire.


The client’s needs and objectives are for us a careful study analysis; we provide a customized project of interior solutions with graphic and three-dimensional resolutions of the project through rendering.

We offer furniture solutions and we prepare building practices: C.I.L.A., C.I.L., D.I.A., Building Permits, or the qualifying titles for the realization of your projects.


The revisiting of the attic area:

Interior solutions:


In the case of small bedrooms we try to exploit the space in the best possible way.

Shallow shelves, where to store photos and small decorative objects and lights are inserted into the environment.

The shelves can be connected to the headboard of the bed: the exposed roof then emphasizes and makes the room slimmer.

The mattress could also be placed on the floor as in the East, where the Futon is used, a lightweight mattress of 5 cm, 10 cm and 15 cm., Rollable and flexible, which is placed on carpets. In the morning, roll up and place in the closet.

The western reinterpretation could be that of placing the mattress on a raised platform of about 15 cm., To be used during the day for other use.

Remember that the most important piece of furniture in your room is the BED: it is better to choose a comfortable and well-studied solution.