Yet meet we shall, and part, and meet again,
Where dead men meet, on lips of living men.
A born and bred Sicilian, Antonino Cardillo has been recognised by Wallpaper* magazine as one of the best thirty new architectural practices from around the World. Having trained at Palermo, he moved to Rome to study classical architecture. There he designed Seven Houses For No One, a series of studies by which he experiments with unexpressed valences of past in a cohesive whole rich in meanings. Living in Trapani, Sicily, specialising in architecture and interior design, Cardillo now operates on a global scale and his distinctive overtures have won him wide acclaim for their curvaceous forms and intelligent use of natural materials: «interactions with the weather—sun, wind, cloud, rain, fog and dust—is of more interest than furniture». Monolithic at times, shapely at others, Cardillo’s work bears more than a passing affinity to architecture of the ancients.
December 1st, 6pm: Chris Dähne, Frederike Lausch and Bettina Rudhof (Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main) invite Antonino Cardillo to talk at the Oswald Mathias Ungers’ German Architecture Museum.
Mark Vonsild interviews Antonino Cardillo for «In Situ» (Danish Art Foundation) at the Segesta Temple (Sicily). The podcast will be available in November.
«LS:N Global Luxury Futures Showcase 2015» showcases ‘Colour as a Narrative’ as one of the world’s most cutting-edge luxury spaces and stores at the Claridge’s Hotel of London.
Ana Araujo argues over ‘Crepuscular Green’, ‘MIN’ and ‘House of Dust’ in «Design Exchange» (London).
«La Vie» (Taiwan) features ‘Colour as a Narrative’ among the seven most iconic architectural works of summer 2015.
«Elle Decoration UK» features ‘Colour as a Narrative’ as interior of the week.
«Dezeen» and «Wallpaper*» unveil ‘Colour as a Narrative’.
By invitation of Suzanne Trocmé (Wallpaper* Magazine), Antonino Cardillo designs the Illuminum Fragrance Gallery at 41 Dover Street, Mayfair, London. ‘Colour as a Narrative’ has been built in two weeks.
Kristina Herresthal and Lisa Kadel invite Antonino Cardillo to write an article about References for «BauNetz Baunetzwoche» (Berlin).
Jeanette Kunsmann unveils ‘Crepuscular Green’ in BauNet designlines.de (Berlin).
Francesca Gottardo argues over ‘House of Dust’ in Paolo Portoghesi magazine «Abitare la Terra» (Rome).
«Living Corriere della Sera» interviews Antonino Cardillo.
«Elle Decoration UK» features ‘House of Dust’ as house of the week.
«Wallpaper*», «Daily Telegraph» and «Architectural Digest España» homepages feature ‘House of Dust’ among the top ten interior design projects of the world.
Opening feature for the promotional trailer of the book Room: Inside Contemporary Interiors (Phaidon editions) has selected ‘House of Dust’ among the world’s most exceptional interior spaces of the past five years.
«Port» (London) features Antonino Cardillo as a runner-up for the title of “the five most influential architects of the year in the world”.
Abraham Thomas invites Antonino Cardillo to showcase ‘MIN’ in an ancient cabinet of the Breakfast Room of the Sir John Soane’s Museum at 12 Lincoln’s Field Inn (London).
Vincenzo Petrone, alias Klaus Mondrian, commits Antonino Cardillo to refurbish his Mondrian Suite art gallery in Quartiere San Lorenzo, Rome. ‘Crepuscular Green’ has been built in three weeks.
Jenny Dalton interviews Antonino Cardillo for the «Financial Times’ How To Spend It» (London).
Fashion forecasting agencies Texworld (Paris), WGSN (London) and LS:N Global (London) choose ‘House of Dust’ as new trend for the seasons of the years 2015 and 2016.
Ana Araujo argues over ‘House of Dust’ in «The Journal of Architecture» (Royal Institute of British Architects, London).
Mitchell Oakley Smith book Art / Fashion in 21st Century (Thames & Hudson editions) features ‘Sergio Rossi Men’s Store’.
Jack Self invites Antonino Cardillo to publish his manifesto in «Fulcrum» (no.77), the weekly publication about architecture printed by Architectural Association.
Ana Araujo, Takero Shimazaki and Alexandra Savtchenko-Belskaia invite Antonino Cardillo to talk at the Architectural Association School of Architecture (London).
Felix Mara features ‘House of Dust’ as cover of the October issue of the «Architects’ Journal Specification» (London).
Andrea Penna and Monica D’Onofrio interview Antonino Cardillo inside the ‘House of Dust’ for the primetime Italian public broadcast RAI Radio 3 Suite.
Paolo Maria Noseda unveils ‘House of Dust’ in «Corriere della Sera Casamica» (Milan).
The Italian director Pasquale Marino films the ‘House of Dust’ short-movie.
The British musician Paula O’Brien performs the Antonino Cardillo poem ‘House of Dust’.
Massimiliano Beffa commits Antonino Cardillo to refurbish his apartment in Quartiere Ludovisi, Rome. ‘House of Dust’ has been built in nine months.
Chamber of Architects of Trapani (Sicily) awards Antonino Cardillo as one of four most significant young architects of the Province.
Susanne Von Beyer interviews Antonino Cardillo for «Der Spiegel» (Hamburg) at the ‘Monteverde Vecchio Apartment’ (Rome).
By invitation of Suzanne Trocmé (Wallpaper* Magazine), Antonino Cardillo designs the ‘Postmodern Cafe’, the 2011 London Design Festival’s dedicated entrance to the Victoria & Albert Museum of London. The project has not been built due to lack of funds.
Gian Luca Amadei interviews Antonino Cardillo (besides Richard Meier, Odile Decq, Kengo Kuma and Peter Wilson) on James Stirling for «Blueprint» (London).
Ana Araujo invites Antonino Cardillo to discuss his practice’s work at the Chelsea College of Art (London).
Ralf Ferdinand Broekman and Olaf Winkler interview Antonino Cardillo for «build» (Wuppertal).
By invitation of Suzanne Trocmé (Wallpaper* Magazine), Antonino Cardillo designs the Sergio Rossi Men’s Store in Milan. ‘Akin to a Cinema Set’ has been built in ten days.
Judith Jenner interviews Antonino Cardillo for «H.O.M.E.» (Berlin).
Thomson Carpenter interviews Antonino Cardillo for Australian gay magazine «DNA».
Ellie Stathaki and Jonathan Bell invite Antonino Cardillo to showcase his ‘Lime and Limpid Green’ model house designed for 2009 Wallpaper* Architects Directory at the Chabot Museum, Museumpark (Rotterdam).
Kenji Nomura commits Antonino Cardillo to design a timber house in Takarazuka, Prefecture of Hyogo, Japan. ‘The Inexact Quality’ has been built in seven months.
Sanel San invites Antonino Cardillo to write an article about Architecture and Reverberation for «Tasarim» (Istanbul).
The British musician John Foxx invites Antonino Cardillo to feature ‘Ellipse 1501 House’ and ‘Tales of Light’ video at The Horse Hospital (Russel Square, London), where artworks of artists inspired by Foxx’s music were exhibited (among the others the Duran Duran Nick Rhodes).
Ellie Stathaki and Jonathan Bell select Antonino Cardillo among the thirty finest young architects of the year for «Wallpaper*», the British leading design, fashion and lifestyle magazine.
Jennifer Evans Yankopolus features ‘House of Convexities’ among the top ten design work of the year in Almanac of Architecture and Design 2009 (Atlanta, USA).
The serie of imaginary houses named ‘Seven Houses for No One’ collects great interest on websites, blogs, magazines and books around the world.
Laura and Livio De Marchi commit Antonino Cardillo to design their home in Kew, Melbourne, Australia. The design work has never been built. From the variances of preliminary project, the further three imaginary houses ‘Concrete Moon House’, ‘House of Twelves’ and ‘Purple House’ have been created.
Gian Luca Amadei invites Antonino Cardillo to write an article about Italian contemporary architecture for «Blueprint» (London).
Massimo Locci invites Antonino Cardillo to contribute with articles and photographs to three issues of the Alitalia inflight magazine «Ulisse» (Rome).
Devyani Jayakar argues over ‘Ellipse 1501 House’, ‘Vaulted House’ in «Home Review» (Mumbay).
Cesare Maria Casati magazine «L’Arca» (Milan) unveils ‘Ellipse 1501 House’ and ‘Vaulted House’.
Matt Hussey provokes debate over ‘Ellipse 1501 House’ in thecoolhunter.com (Sydney).
Antonino Cardillo designs the four imaginary houses ‘Ellipse 1501 House’, ‘Vaulted House’, ‘House of Convexities’ and ‘Max’s House in a Small Lake’.
Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi and Galleria EXPA (Palermo) select ‘Dualistic House’ among the twenty best contemporary house of Sicily.
World Architecture News (London) selects the designed with Pietro Maltese project ‘Dualistic House’ in Eryx (Sicily) among the top thirty houses of year.
Pietro Maltese and Paolo Marconi commit Antonino Cardillo to create a 3d model and renderings for the restoration of the ‘Palazzo Riccio Baroni di San Gioacchino’ (XVI-XVIII centruries) of Trapani.
Antonino Cardillo graduates in Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture of Palermo with a degree thesis over the Marina of Trapani.
Antonino Cardillo studies at the Faculty of Architecture of Palermo under architecture critic and historian Antonietta Iolanda Lima.
Architectural projects, alteration, interior design, refurbishment and renovation of modern and historical buildings, adaptive reuse, addition.