The island of Ischia is located in the Gulf of Naples,Italy. The island is a very popular holiday destination for Italians and foreigners. There are many natural thermal spa resorts on the island and every July, Lacco Ameno is the venue for the world renowned Ischia Film festival. Our clients asked us to design their previous restaurant into a holiday apartment. The original layout had many subdivisions and the plan was deep with little natural light reaching the rear of the floor plan. We enclosed the external terrace with full height glazing and openable doors onto the remaining private terrace space and internally designed sliding panelled walls that can “close down” and ” open up” bedroom spaces. The structural work was kept to a minimal as the region is susceptible to earthquakes. The project is nearing completion for spring 2018.