The project for the restoration and functionale conversion of a villa in Rome, dating from the earlier 20th century, into a centre for jazz studies...
Villa Osio was built in the late 1930s when Arturo Osio,
one of the founders of the Banca Nazionale del Lavoro,
commissioned the project from Caesar Pascoletti, a
student of Piacentini. The house was then bought
by Enrico Nicoletti, boss of the criminal association
known as the Banda della Magliana. It was eventually seized by
the state and so passed to the City of Rome, which undertook
the restoration of Villa Osio as the Casa del Jazz.
The volume documents all phases of the conversion project
developed by Zètema Progetto Cultura and the architect
Guido Ingrao, with the addition of a new multi-purpose
auditorium used for screening films, conferences and
concerts, a recording studio, and an audiovisual archive
as well as a library, cafeteria and guest quarters