After 50 years, Palladio Virtuel marked, for Eisenman, the denitive separation from his mentor, Colin Rowe: whereas Rowe, in his analysis, ignored the specicity of site to focus attention on the internal mechanisms that trigger architecture,

Eisenman was convinced that the villas and their surrounding landscapes (both natural and articial) constituted a spatial unicuum. For this reason the American architect incorporated in his investigations some minor constructions (barns, outhouses, barchesse and so on) that, along with the villas, contributed to dening an articulated ensemble within the Veneto countryside.