Villa Bianca Restaurant
Address: 168-08 Northern Boulevard
Architect: Persich and Giacopelli
Current Status: Extant
Award: Bronze Plaque for Commercial-Retail
Highlighting both the continued popularity of traditional architecture and the ongoing adaptability of modern materials, the Villa Bianca Restaurant is a modern fireproof shell with interior and exterior finishes designed to make it look like a traditional Italian style structure. These details include a stucco exterior, multi-paned windows facing the street and a sloped roof covered in terra cotta tiles. Today the building houses a Korean church but the overall structure remains the same, although it is unclear what remains of the teak flooring, and terrazzo and marble on the interior.