Villa Emo

Cesia Vergara


Villa Emo, built in 1565 and located in the Veneto region of norther Italy, was designed by the Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. It belonged to the Emo family, being located on the country side and surrounded by agriculture and crops. Seen from an architecture perspective, the layout of the villa was placed a long a pre-existing roman grid plan. Also, the purpose of placing a long a rectangular axis was due to the fact that the agriculture crops and trees were also placed in the way. The seen ramp was an element typically used by Palladio, being an innovation for the transportation of agriculture products. It is possible to say that this villa served to the Emo Family as an alternative of belonging to the country side and also it reveals the agriculture tradition.

In the actuality, the purpose of this project is to transform this villa to a place where not only tourist come during the day, but also have the possibility to spend the night. Due to the location of it on the country side, a scape from the city and to experience the country side is a great value that this villa will brings. In other words, this villa will transform into a lodging. The architecture itself from this villa is divided into three main parts, where the accommodation will be placed along the two external wings, and the main activities, like was dinning, communal time, salons for events, etc. are located on the center. Due to the amount of tourist, it is possible to arrange the size of the rooms for people to sleep in smaller groups or in bigger groups. This will be possible with the mobilization of walls. The moving walls have the function to create bigger of smaller areas, adapting itself to the necessity of the users. This proposal will not only be seen in the accommodation areas, but also on the center block. The idea of this is to generate spaces that can host different types of events from different scales, and at the same time can be used by the guests depending on the amount of people.