Just outside of Fratta Polestine, Italy sits the most complete villa by Palladio, Villa Badoer. A three week sketch project was created to design a small guest house for the grounds of this renaissance villa.
Exploration of Palladio and the proportional systems that he used in addition to the surrounding contect resulted in a thematic personal interpretation. A small two-story residence that afforded a reading room, sitting area, sleeping areas and bathrooms sat just to the northwest behind the villa, sharing the immensly barren grounds.
The importance of this scheme was balance and this was achieved by added vegetation adjacent to the guest house as well as on the opposite side of the site. The north end of the site represented the private quarters of the villa and was completely surrounded by a masonry wall giving seclusion to the residence and the gues house.