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 spa is located inside the basement of one of the arms of Villa Mugiasca, the oldest space in the Villa. Access is gained through a painted black metal spiral staircase. In front of the spiral stands an octagonal totem, a dark theatrical backdrop, hiding the area of the showers and changing rooms. Dim lights give to the rooms a calm and comfortable atmosphere. Materials are the cornerstone of the whole project; everything is based on the balance between the strength and inaccuracy of the brick and the sprayed cement in opposition to the delicacy and precision of the blue tadelakt coating and Azul marble.
Location: Villa Guardia, Como, Italy
Building surface: 200 sqm
Collaborator & Partners
Catellani&Smith • Archiform • PLH • HDsurfaces • Fuda • GRG Consulting • Starpool • Well Co