Villa Mugiasca, situated in Villa Guardia, near Como, is the result of the project of renovation by the architect Simone Cantoni, who, between 1788 and 1804, under the commission of the Bishop Gian Battista Mugiasca, restructured the existing structures of the old villa built in the XVII century in a neoclassical style. Hus has followed the renovation of some parts of this historical building between 2017 and 2018, both as architects and project managers.
The apartment faces directly over one of Villa Mugiasca’s courtyards.
The project has been focused more than on spatial division, on the definition of the finishes, since the intervention is located within an historical site whose spaces couldn’t be modified. The existing layout of the space was anyways very peculiar. Two long and narrow wings define the plan; one hosts the night areas of the house, the bedroom and the bathroom; in the other one the kitchen and the living room find place.
The first idea in working with such a narrow space was to highlight it and engage it. The living room floor has been designed with a composition of 6 colors cementine, never repeating the same color code in each line and generating an eclectic though elegant result. The ceiling and the short walls have been painted of a light-blue color hovering over the heads like a celestial vault and enhancing the narrowness of the room.