2018 – 1975


LONDON, UK — Suzanne Trocmé unveils Off Club in Wallpaper* magazine.

ROME, Italy — Matteo Di Persio and Francesco Curcio commission Cardillo to design a work of architecture for the restaurant bar Off Club.


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

BERLIN, Germany — Cardillo is the cover story of the first issue of DEAR magazin: 18 pages feature the journey to Sicily of Jeanette Kunsmann and Stephan Burkoff.


LONDON, UK — Jessica Mairs unveils Specus Corallii in Interior icon of week.

COLOGNE, GermanyTechnical University of Cologne — Carolin Höfler gives the lecture ‘Hyper Desire Digitale Wirklichkeitsversprechen’ which compares Cardillo’s Ellipse 1501 House to the production design of Ken Adam’s 007 James Bond film Moonraker.

MILAN, ItalyXXI Triennale di Milano — By invitation of Beppe Finessi, Cardillo showcases House of Dust at the Palazzo della Triennale: through a selection of 50 works the exhibition Rooms: Novel Living Concepts presents a history of Italian interior design from the 1920s to the present day.


TRAPANI, ItalyTrapani Cathedral — Gaspare Gruppuso commissions Cardillo for the restoration of the ancient Oratorio del S.S. Sacramento, also called the Sala Laurentina. The Specus Corallii project has been built in seven months.

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GermanyGoethe-University — Chris Dähne, Frederike Lausch and Bettina Rudhof invite Cardillo to talk at the Oswald Mathias Ungers German Architecture Museum.

LONDON, UK — Anna Winston unveils Colour as a Narrative in

LONDON, UKWallpaper* magazine — By invitation of Suzanne Trocmé, Cardillo designs the Illuminum Fragrance Gallery at 41 Dover Street, Mayfair. The Colour as a Narrative project is built in two weeks.

BERLIN, Germany — Jeanette Kunsmann unveils Crepuscular Green in Baunetz


LONDON, UKPhaidon EditionRoom: Inside Contemporary Interiors selects House of Dust as one of the world’s most exceptional spaces of the past five years. Opening feature of the promotional teaser.

LONDON, UKSir John Soane’s Museum — Abraham Thomas invites Cardillo to showcase his Min sculptures inside the cabinets of the Breakfast Room at 12 Lincoln’s Inn Fields.

ROME, Italy — Klaus Mondrian commissions Cardillo to refurbish his Mondrian Suite art gallery in the San Lorenzo quarter. The Crepuscular Green project is built in three weeks.


LONDON, UKArchitectural Association — Jack Self invites Cardillo to write a text for Fulcrum.

LONDON, UKArchitectural Association — Alexandra Savtchenko-Belskaia invites Cardillo to talk with students of ‘Intermediate 2’.

LONDON, UK — Amy Frearson unveils House of Dust in


DORSET, UKArchitectural Association — Ana Araujo and Takero Shimazaki invite Cardillo to talk with students of ‘Intermediate 2’ at the Hooke Park campus.

ROME, Italy — Massimiliano Beffa commissions Cardillo to refurbish his apartment in the Ludovisi quarter. The House of Dust project has been built in nine months.

HAMBURG, Germany — Susanne Beyer interviews Cardillo for Der Spiegel. Article in editorial.


LONDON, UKVictoria and Albert Museum — By invitation of Suzanne Trocmé, Cardillo designs the Postmodern Cafe, the London Design Festival’s dedicated entrance to the V&A’s keynote exhibition Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970 - 1990.


LONDON, UKUniversity of London — Ana Araujo invites Cardillo to discuss the work of his practice at the Chelsea College of Art.

LONDON, UK — Malaika Byng unveils Akin to a Cinema Set, the Sergio Rossi store, in

MILAN, ItalyWallpaper* magazine — By invitation of Suzanne Trocmé, Cardillo designs the Sergio Rossi store. Akin to a Cinema Set, the project is built in ten days. Wallpaper* editor-in-chief Tony Chambers comments: Cardillo is one of the most significant architects of our time.


TAKARAZUKA, Japan — Kenji Nomura commissions Cardillo to design a timber house. The Inexact Quality project has been built in seven months.

LONDON, UKThe Horse HospitalJohn Foxx invites Cardillo to showcase Ellipse 1501 House and the Tales of Light video along with artworks of diverse artists inspired by Foxx’s music.

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


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

MELBOURNE, Australia — Laura and Livio De Marchi commission Cardillo to design their home in Kew. The house is never built. Out of the variances of this preliminary project, Houses for No One is created (Concrete Moon House, House of Twelves and Purple House).


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

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

SYDNEY, Australia — Matt Hussey provokes debate over Ellipse 1501 House in

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).

LONDON, UK — Gian Luca Amadei invites Cardillo to write a criticism for Blueprint.

Kathrin Gramsdorff introduces the classical music journalist Charles Searson to Cardillo, who becomes his long-time English translator.


LONDON, selects the Dualistic House project as one of the top 30 houses of the year.

ROME, ItalyUniversity of Rome — Cesare Maria Casati invites Cardillo to contribute to his course of ‘Laboratorio di Allestimento I’ at the Faculty of Architecture ‘Valle Giulia’.


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

ERYX, Italy — He designs the Dualistic House project with Pietro Maltese. is created.


PALERMO, ItalyUniversity of Palermo — After an early study thesis on Stanley Kubrick’s movie 2001: A Space Odyssey and the context of the late 1960s, Cardillo graduates in Architecture via supervisor Giovanni Sarta with the project Let There Be More Light for the marina of Trapani. From early studies of this the Echoes and Canto Sospeso projects are created.

Sante Crocé introduces him to the radiosity global illumination algorithm for CGI.


PALERMO, ItalyUniversity of Palermo — Cardillo studies at the Faculty of Architecture under the guidance of Antonietta Iolanda Lima. Through her he meets Bruno Zevi. Cardillo also contributes to the Lima’s academic books and courses of ‘History of Modern Architecture’ and ‘History of Contemporary Architecture’. Among other professors, he is also influenced by Teresa La Rocca, Michele Argentino, Francesco De Simone, and Rita Cedrini. During this period, moreover, he studies, draws, photographs and catalogues Lima’s 1970s works of architecture in Palermo. There is a selection of this material in issue 500 of Bruno Zevi’s L’Architettura magazine, and at the Archivio di Stato of Palermo.


Cardillo uses Real 3D, the modelling and raytracing computer-generated imagery application created by Juha and Vesa Meskanen.

He owns a Commodore VIC20, C=64 and later an Amiga 500 computer. Through them he learns the BASIC programming language. Among his favourite games are Labyrinth, Maniac Mansion, Zak McKracken, Curse of the Azure Bonds and Ultima IV.

TRAPANI, Italy — His father Salvatore founds the Cardillo Computer System software house and retail store of Texas Instruments, Sirius and Ericsson computers.


ERYX, Italy — Antonino Cardillo born at midday on Sunday 18 May 1975.