An inviting Villa in Sicily, Italy

Villa Carlotta was a project developed by Architrend Architecture – Gaetano Manganello & Carmelo Tumino in Ragusa, Sicily, Italy. The project was started in 2003 and completed two years later, in 2005. It involved a series of interventions made on a 13.620 square meter property.

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The team used only a few materials for this project and those were stone, steel, glass and wood. It has two major parts and it involved the recovery and functional adaptation of a late 1800s rural structure into a hotel together with the creation of a garden and a swimming pool. This was a major project and it took the team only two years to finish it.

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It was necessary that a series of major actions would be taken when transforming the historic residence into a hotel, However, the architects wanted to preserve the character of the building and to incorporate as much as possible from the old structure into the new one.

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Transformation and conservation were the main concepts here. The ground floor of the new building includes a restaurant, eleven rooms and seven Junior suites and the second floor houses a mezzanine hall, six rooms and a suite. The restaurant is particularly beautiful, with the steel and glass structure and the exposed beams in the ceiling. The garden and pool area gorgeous and fascinating.{found on archdaily and pics by Umberto Agnello}