The reuse of Boscarino Villa and its garden is an important project for restoration of a historic building that would otherwise be neglected and degradation.
The Villa, once located in the suburban territory, was miraculously saved from demolition, although today all the space around it is greatly compromised because during the 70s and 80s in this area , were build several anonymous condominium buildings
The project involves the re-use of the hotel Villa, and operates in two different and complementary ways. The first focuses on the restoration of the body of the villa, the outbuildings and garden center; all components of the building's original susceptible to recovery, sych as: masonry, plaster, decoratives items, flooring, vaults, etc., have been restored, taking care to make visible any parts or rebuilding from scratch is strictly necessary. The materials used in the project were the original ones: wooden shutters, stone floors, plaster made of lime with faint staining for both indoor and outdoor works.
The second mode of intervention plays on the dialogue between old and new: a lightweight glass door connects the main body of the villa attached to a annex building intended to be a bar; This lightweight structure creates a homogeneous space for the lounge of the hotel in close connection with the backside/background of the villa and the garden center. The main theme of the project is thus the authenticity of the old which with the techniques of recovery are preserved and returned to the story. The new, which without damaging the existing with reversible interventions, enhances it clearly proves the processes of transformation.
The theme of authenticity, one of the basic parameters of our town centers as well as the order of interventions, clarifies the relationship between tradition and modernity and an antidote to the interventions hairpieces to the"false arches and represent a compulsory path columns false."
The roof of the villa is in good condition and hence no interventions were forseen in the present project. The garden will be recovered with the protection of all existing trees and with the reconstruction of the historical paths now completely covered with natural vegetation which makes it inaccessible.