A historical building located in Ragusa, Sicily was recently turned into a contemporary hotel by studio Architrend Architecture.Villa Carlotta is the result of a series of interventions that aimed at providing a comfortable living space for visitors, as well as maintaining the historical characteristics of the existing building. According to the architects, the work was characterized by “the use of natural materials placed in relation with the traditional materials present in the old rural building. A purposefully declared material dialog that gives a late 1800?s façade to the iron and glass volume, making it the pivot between the recovery and new construction. The restaurant inside the steel and glass structure with exposed beams in plywood faces onto the large garden with pool, opening itself up to the territory.” An interesting restoration project, wouldn’t you agree?