Antonino Cardillo

Table of Contents


Biography

Works

Exhibitions

Bibliography

An Anthology

Contact

English · Italiano




1975–2018 Timeline


2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO, California — The Journey to a Coral Cave recounts the visit of Brianna Ruland to the Specus Corallii.

SYDNEY, Australia — Almira Armstrong presents her favourite three works by Cardillo in atelierlumira.com.


2017

SYDNEY, Australia — The Team Yellowtrace selects the ‘Specus Corallii’ among the world’s most significant public buildings of the year 2017. Opening image of the article.

NEW YORK, New York State — Oliver Haslegrave cites Cardillo as influence on his latest project, the West Hollywood bar Bibo Ergo Sum, in sightunseen.com.

BERLIN, Germany — By invitation of Stephan Burkoff and Jeanette Kunzmann (DEAR magazine), Tim Berge interviews Cardillo at the Mitte/Rand Salon. Dedicated DEAR monographic newsletter.

BERLIN, Germany — Cardillo is a keynote speaker at the Heinze Architektour Congress at the Station Berlin.

MILAN, Italy — Jean-Marie Martin recounts the ‘Specus Corallii’ in «Casabella».

SEOUL, South Korea — The Noroo Pantone Color Institute identifies the ‘House of Dust’ (2013) as a trend of the years 2018 and 2019.

PARIS, France — The fashion forecasting agency Promostyl chooses the ‘Specus Corallii’ (2016) as a trend for the seasons of the year 2019.

PARIS, France — Clarissa Scalisi confirms the ‘Crepuscular Green’ (2014) palette scheme as influence of the colour trend of the year 2017 in «Marie Claire Maison France».

NEW DELHI, India — Mrinalini Ghadiok presents the ‘Four Grottoes’ as feature story of «Mondo*Arc India».

ROME, Italy — Francesca Gottardo recounts the ‘Specus Corallii’ in the Paolo Portoghesi magazine «Abitare la Terra».

LOCOGRANDE, Sicily — Federico Chiarello and Antonio Mistretta, with Diego Grammatico, interview Cardillo at The Trail Blazers ZAK radio.

LONDON, England — Alice Morby features the ‘Crepuscular Green’ in dezeen.com.

BERLIN, Germany — “Antonino Cardillo Architecture and Truth” is the cover story of the first issue of «DEAR»: eighteen pages recount the journey to Sicily of Jeanette Kunsmann and Stephan Burkoff.

MUNICH, Germany — ‘Specus Corallii’ cover picture of the architecture pages in the April issue of «AD Architectural Digest».

ROMA, Italia — Luigi Frudà and Sebastiano Costantino introduce the ‘Specus Corallii’ in Strenna D’Agosto 2016, stories, memories, and recounts of Sicily.

BERLIN, Germany — BauNetz designlines.de Special Newsletter features the ‘Specus Corallii’ article among the most read pieces of the year 2016.


2016

BERLIN, Germany — Jeanette Kunsmann recounts the ‘Specus Corallii’ in BauNetz designlines.de. Leader article of the newsletter #59 and cover picture of the BauNetz homepage of December 1st, 2016.

ROME, Italy — Paolo Antonacci features ‘Antonino Cardillo. Grotte’ in Rassegna #128 of architettura-italiana.com.

LONDON, England — Jessica Mairs unveils the ‘Specus Corallii’ in dezeen.com. Interior icon for one week.

CATANIA, Sicily — Mariza D’Anna presents the ‘Specus Corallii’ in «La Sicilia».

LONDON, England — Trudie Carter features the ‘House of Dust’ among ten of the most popular pink-hued interiors in dezeen.com.

LONDON, England — Lara Bohinc cites Cardillo in Evening Standard.

NEW YORK, New York State — Zurain Imam interviews Cardillo for «ODDA».

COLOGNE, Germany — Carolin Höfler lectures Hyper Desire Digitale Wirklichkeitsversprechen at the Technical University of Cologne, which compares the Cardillo’s ‘Ellipse 1501 House’ to the Ken Adam’s ‘007 Moonraker’ production design.

MILAN, ItalyXXI Triennale di Milano — By invitation of the curator Beppe Finessi, Cardillo showcases the ‘House of Dust’ at the Palazzo della Triennale: through a selection of fifty works the exhibition ‘Rooms: novel living concepts’ presents an history of Italian interior design ranging from the 1920s to the present day.

LONDON, England — The Westfield report «How We Shop Now: What’s Next» identifies the sensorial experience of the ‘Colour as a Narrative’ project as a key future trend.


2015

TRAPANI, Sicily — December 25th — Cardillo recounts his incoming project ‘Specus Corallii’ in «Lettera Aperta», the magazine of the Parish of San Lorenzo Cathedral of Trapani.

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany — Chris Dähne, Frederike Lausch, and Bettina Rudhof from Goethe-University invite Cardillo to talk at the Oswald M. Ungers’ German Architecture Museum.

LONDON, England — Ana Araujo recounts the ‘Crepuscular Green’ and the ‘MIN’ scultpures in «Design Exchange».

LONDON, England — «LS:N Global Luxury Futures Showcase 2015» showcases the ‘Colour as a Narrative’ as one of the world’s most cutting-edge luxury spaces and stores at the Claridge’s Hotel.

LONDON, England — Emma Moore features the ‘Colour as a Narrative’ in wallpaper.com.

LONDON, England — Anna Winston unveils the ‘Colour as a Narrative’ in dezeen.com.

LONDON, England — By invitation of Suzanne Trocmé (Wallpaper* Magazine), Cardillo designs the Illuminum Fragrance Gallery at 41 Dover Street, Mayfair, London. The ‘Colour as a Narrative’ project has been built in two weeks.

ROME, Italy — Francesca Gottardo recounts the ‘House of Dust’ in the Paolo Portoghesi magazine «Abitare la Terra».

BERLIN, Germany — Kristina Herresthal und Lisa Kadel interview Cardillo (besides Rem Koolhaas, Nils Buschmann and Tom Friedrich, Kersten Geers David Van Severen, Adrian Streich, Grüntuch Ernst, and Tarek Massalme, Philip Rieseberg and Jan-Oliver Kunze) over the theme References for «Baunetzwoche».

BERLIN, Germany — Jeanette Kunsmann unveils the ‘Crepuscular Green’ in BauNetz designlines.de.

MILAN, Italy — Elisabetta Colombo interviews Cardillo for «Corriere della Sera Living».

BERLIN, Germany — Jeanette Kunsmann dedicates a paragraph to the Cardillo’s work in her critic on the ‘Photoshop 25 Years’ in «Baunetzwoche».


2014

Cardillo moves from Rome to Trapani, Sicily.

LONDON, England — The Phaidon editions book Room: Inside Contemporary Interiors selects the ‘House of Dust’ as one of the world’s most exceptional spaces of the past five years. Opening feature of the promotional teaser on Youtube.

LONDON, England — «Port» features Cardillo as a runner-up for the title of “the five most influential architects of the year in the world”.

LONDON, England — Abraham Thomas (via Siobhan Henderson) invites Cardillo to showcase his ‘MIN’ sculptures inside the antique cabinets of the Breakfast Room of the Sir John Soane’s Museum at 12 Lincoln’s Field Inn.

ROME, Italy — Klaus Mondrian commits Cardillo to refurbish his Mondrian Suite art gallery in Quartiere San Lorenzo, Rome. The ‘Crepuscular Green’ project has been built in three weeks.

Cardillo lives in Rome for nine months. Throughout this time, he visits Etruscan ruins in Lazio and Medieval sites in Abruzzo with Paolo Bedetti.

LONDON, England — Jenny Dalton interviews Cardillo for the «Financial Times’ How To Spend It». Photography on the index page.

PARIS, France — The fashion forecasting agency Texworld chooses the ‘House of Dust’ as a trend for the season of the years 2015 and 2016.

LONDON, England — The fashion forecasting agencies WGSN and LS:N Global choose the ‘House of Dust’ as a trend for the season of the years 2015 and 2016.

LONDON, England — Ana Araujo recounts the ‘House of Dust’ in «The Journal of Architecture» (Royal Institute of British Architects).


2013

LONDON, England — Jack Self (via Alexandra Savtchenko-Belskaia) invites Cardillo to publish his ‘Architecture as Entertainment’ text in «Fulcrum», the weekly publication about architecture printed by Architectural Association.

LONDON, England — Ana Araujo, Takero Shimazaki, and Alexandra Savtchenko-Belskaia invite Cardillo to talk at the Architectural Association School of Architecture.

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — Riya Patel features the ‘House of Dust’ in «Frame». Pink plastic envelope of the issue no. 95 inspired by the Work.

LONDON, England — Felix Mara features the ‘House of Dust’ as cover of the October issue of the «Architects’ Journal Specification».

Cardillo lives with Ana Araujo in London for four months.

SYDNEY, Australia — Mitchell Oakley Smith recounts the ‘House of Dust’ in mroakleysmith.com.

BERLIN, Germany — Tim Berge features the ‘House of Dust’ in BauNetz designlines.de.

LONDON, England — Amy Frearson unveils the ‘House of Dust’ in dezeen.com.

MILAN, Italy — Paolo Maria Noseda unveils the ‘House of Dust’ in «Corriere della Sera Casamica».

ROME, Italy — Andrea Penna and Monica D’Onofrio (via Auronda Scalera and Daniela Condò) interview Cardillo at the ‘House of Dust’ for the primetime Italian public broadcast RAI Radio 3 Suite.

ROME, Italy — The Italian director Pasquale Marino and the photographer Valentina Belli produce a short film over the ‘House of Dust’.

FLORENCE, ItalyFederico Caruso interprets the ‘House of Dust’.

BRADFORD, England — The British musician Paula O’Brien performs the ‘House of Dust’ poem written by Cardillo.


2012

DORSET, England — Ana Araujo and Takero Shimazaki invite Cardillo to talk at the Hooke Park campus of the Architectural Association School of Architecture.

ROME, Italy — Massimiliano Beffa commits Cardillo to refurbish his apartment in Quartiere Ludovisi, Rome. The ‘House of Dust’ project has been built in nine months.

TRAPANI, Sicily — The Chamber of Architects of Trapani awards Cardillo as one of four most significant young architects of the Province.

NEW YORK, New York State — The Mitchell Oakley Smith book Art / Fashion in 21st Century (Thames & Hudson editions) features the ‘Sergio Rossi Men’s ephemeral boutique’.

FLORENCE, Italy — Stefano Mirti and Gioia Guerzoni publish a fictional interview with Cardillo in «Opere».

POTSDAM, Germany — Carl Zillich stirs the debate over the Houses for No One series in bkult.de. Contributions by Fabrizio Gallanti, Lars Kruckeberg, Wolfram Putz e Thomas Willemeit, Martin Sobota (alias Cityförster), Peter Reischer, Tobias Walliser, Volkwin Marg.

ZÜRICH, Switzerland — Gabriele Detterer discusses about the Houses for No One series in «Neue Zürcher Zeitung».

HAMBURG, Germany — Susanne Beyer interviews Cardillo for «Der Spiegel» about the Houses for No One series at the ‘Monteverde Apartment’ in Rome. Article in editorial.

VIENNA, Austria — Peter Reicher launches the controversy over the Houses for No One series in «Falter».


2011

BEIJING, China — Helen Geng Haizhen interviews Cardillo for a dedicated monographic issue of «Interior Architecture of China».

WUPPERTAL, Germany — Ralf Ferdinand Broekman and Olaf Winkler interview Cardillo for «build».

Cardillo lives in London for one month. Throughout this time, he visits the Sir John Soane’s Museum and the Clore Gallery at the Tate Britain.

LONDON, England — By invitation of Suzanne Trocmé (Wallpaper* Magazine), Cardillo designs the ‘Postmodern Cafe’, the London Design Festival 2011’s dedicated entrance to the Victoria & Albert Museum. The project has not been built due to lack of funds.

ROME, Italy — Massimo Locci recounts ‘Ellipse 1501 House’, ‘House of Twelves’, ‘Nomura House’, and ‘Sergio Rossi Men’s ephemeral boutique’ in «L’Architetto Italiano».

LONDON, England — Gian Luca Amadei interviews Cardillo (besides Richard Meier, Odile Decq, Kengo Kuma, and Peter Wilson) over James Stirling for «Blueprint».


2010

LONDON, England — Cardillo meets Ana Araujo (via Gian Luca Amadei), who invited him to discuss his practice’s work at the Chelsea College of Art.

WUPPERTAL, Germany — Ralf Ferdinand Broekman and Olaf Winkler interview Cardillo for «build».

LONDON, England — Malaika Byng unveils the ‘Sergio Rossi Men’s ephemeral boutique’ in wallpaper.com.

MILAN, Italy — By invitation of Suzanne Trocmé (Wallpaper* Magazine), Cardillo designs the Sergio Rossi Men’s ephemeral boutique in Milan. The ‘Akin to a Cinema Set’ project has been built in ten days. Wallpaper* Editor-in-Chief Tony Chambers said of it: Cardillo is one of the most significant architect of our time.

BERLIN, Germany — Judith Jenner interviews Cardillo over ‘House of Convexities’ for «H.O.M.E.».


2009

MELBOURNE, Australia — Thomson Carpenter interviews Cardillo for the gay magazine «DNA».

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Ellie Stathaki and Jonathan Bell invite Cardillo to showcase the Model House committed by Wallpaper* in occasion of the 2009 Architects Directory award, at the Chabot Museum in Museumpark.

OSAKA, Japan — Kenji Nomura commits Cardillo to design a timber house in Takarazuka, Prefecture of Hyogo, Japan. ‘The Inexact Quality’ project has been built in seven months.

ISTANBUL, Turkey — Chanel Chan invites Cardillo to write a text about the light and architecture topic for «Tasarim».

LONDON, England — The British musician John Foxx invites Cardillo to showcase the ‘Ellipse 1501 House’ and the ‘Tales of Light’ video at The Horse Hospital, besides, artworks of diverse artists inspired by Foxx’s music (among the others the Duran Duran Nick Rhodes).

LONDON, England — Jonathan Bell ed Ellie Stathaki select Cardillo as one of the world’s 30 most talented young architectural practices of the year in «Wallpaper*».


2008

The Houses for No One series is broadly published in blogs, magazines, and books around the world.

MELBOURNE, Australia — Laura and Livio De Marchi commit Cardillo to design their home in Kew, Melbourne, Australia. The house has never been built. From the variances of this preliminary project, the further Houses for No One have been created (‘Concrete Moon House’, ‘House of Twelves’, and ‘Purple House’).

ST-PETERSBURG, Russia — Sergei Kovaliov invites Cardillo to showcase the ‘Let There Be More Light’, the ‘Birnbeck Insland’, the ‘Ellipse 1501 House’, and the ‘Canto Sospeso’ projects at the A.S. Popov Museum of Communications.


2007

ROME, Italy — Cardillo designs the ‘Nude Tower’ on the Tiber Embankment.

WESTON-SUPER-MARE, England — Cardillo takes part at the RIBA competition for a landscape project of the ruins of the Victorian luna park on the ‘Birnbeck Island’.

LONDON, England — Gian Luca Amadei invites Cardillo to write a critic (A new form of Historicism) for «Blueprint».

ROME, Italy — Massimo Locci invites Cardillo to contribute with three articles over Barcelona, Valencia, and the Egypt to three issues of the Alitalia inflight magazine «Ulisse».

MUMBAI, India — Devyani Jayakar recounts the ‘Ellipse 1501 House’ and the ‘Vaulted House’ in «Home Review», and the ‘House of Convexities’ in «Inside Outside».

MILAN, Italy — Cesare Maria Casati «L’Arca» magazine features the ‘Ellipse 1501 House’ and the ‘Vaulted House’.

SYDNEY, Australia — Matt Hussey provokes debate over the ‘Ellipse 1501 House’ in thecoolhunter.com.

LONDON, Englandworldarchitecturenews.com publishes the ‘Ellipse 1501 House’.


2006-2008

ROME, Italy — Cardillo begins to design the Houses for No One series (‘Ellipse 1501 House’, ‘Vaulted House’, ‘House of Convexities’, and ‘Max’s House in a Small Lake’).

Together with Massimiliano Beffa, Cardillo visits ancient and modern sites of Praha (Vladislav Hall and St Nicholas Church at Malá Strana), Morocco (Royal Stables in Meknes and Bahia Palace in Marrakech), Barcelona (German Pavilion), France (Mont Saint-Michel and Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp), London (Barbican Estate, Royal National Theatre, Secret Garden of St. John’s Lodge), Cologne (Wallraf-Richartz Museum), Egypt (Temple of Hatshepsut and Philae Island), Habana (Great Theatre of Havana, Cathedral e Palacio de los Capitanes Generales), and Istanbul (Şehzade Mosque, Harem of Topkapı Palace).


2006

PALERMO, Sicily — The Galleria EXPA selects the ‘Dualistic House’ project as one of the twenty best contemporary house of Sicily.

LONDON, Englandworldarchitecturenews.com selects the ‘Dualistic House’ project as one of the top thirty houses of the year.

Kathrin Gramsdorff introduces the Classical music journalist Charles Searson to Cardillo, who became his longtime English translator.


2004

ROME, Italy — Cesare Maria Casati (via Nicola De Risi) invites Cardillo to contribute to his course of ‘Laboratorio di Allestimento I’ at the Faculty of Architecture ‘Valle Giulia’.

He moves from Desenzano del Garda to Rome. Earning a living producing computer generated imagery for adept architects, there, he studies classical antiquities and modern sites for nine years, including Castel Sant’Angelo, Villa Borghese (by night), Terme di Caracalla, Circo di Massenzio, Porta di San Sebastiano, Sant’Andrea al Quirinale, Via Vittorio Veneto e Via Bissolati, Chiesa di Sant’Andrea della Valle, Santa Maria in Trastevere, Villa Medici, Villa Giulia, Accademia di Danimarca, Quartiere E42, Parco del Ninfeo (by night), Pantheon, Villa Adriana a Tivoli, Villa Doria Pamphilj, Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza, Casa della Scherma, Palestra di Mussolini.


2003

MILAN, Italy — He works with Fabio Nonis and Carlo Alberto Maggiore.

He moves from Trapani to Desenzano del Garda (Lake Garda), where he met his former boyfriend Massimiliano Beffa.

www.antoninocardillo.com has been created.

ERYX, Sicily — He designs the ‘Dualistic House’ project with Pietro Maltese.

TRAPANI, Sicily — Pietro Maltese and Paolo Marconi commit Cardillo to create a computer 3D model and generated imagery for the restoration project of the XVI-XVIII centuries ‘Palazzo Riccio Baroni di San Gioacchino’.


2002

PALERMO, Sicily — After an early study of thesis over the Stanley Kubrick’s movie ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ and the late 60s context, he graduates in architecture with a project for an experimental building at the Trapani’s Marina (Giovanni Sarta supervisor).


1993-1998

PALERMO, Sicily — He studies at the Faculty of Architecture under the guidance of Antonietta Iolanda Lima. Through her, he knows Bruno Zevi, Danilo Dolci, Paolo Soleri, and Nicola De Risi. Cardillo also contributes to the Iolanda’s academic books and courses of ‘History of Modern Architecture’ and ‘History of Contemporary Architecture’. Among the other professors of the univeristy, he was influenced by Teresa La Rocca, Michele Argentino, Francesco De Simone, and Rita Cedrini.

Cardillo studies Palermo antique and modern places of Palazzo Steri, Palazzo Abatellis, Church of San Cataldo, Zisa Palace, Villino Ida, Villino Fassini, Grand Hotel Villa Igea, Condominio di Piazza Sperlinga, Teatro Massimo, Restaurant La Scuderia, Winehouse shop Miceli, and Villa Lima-Miceli in Fondo Anfossi.


1993

TRAPANI, Sicily — He starts to use 'REAL3D' (v1.4.1), the modeling and raytracing application created by Juha and Vesa Meskanen.


1992

TRAPANI, Sicily — He meets Maria Antonietta Castagna, who invited him to spend some hour at day in her small office of architecture.


1975-1992

He spends his childhood between Trapani and Britannia.


1975

ERYX, Sicily — Cardillo was born on May 18th.





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