Works







Paradiso

2018




Work of architecture (Rome 2018) by architect Antonino Cardillo for the restaurant bar Off Club. © Cardillo.

Off Club

ROME, Italy — Jun 2018

A walled garden of golden shadows and black mirrors.






Four grottoes

2016 – 2013




Specus Corallii (Trapani 2016) is a work of architecture designed by architect Antonino Cardillo for Trapani Cathedral (Sicily). © Cardillo.

Specus Corallii

TRAPANI, Italy — Sep 2016 —  Sala Laurentina, Cattedrale di Trapani

The Coral Cave is a refuge from the world. A grotto where love can still happen.




Colour as a Narrative (London Mayfair 2015) is a work of architecture designed by architect Antonino Cardillo for Illuminum Fragrance. © Cardillo.

Colour as a Narrative

LONDON, UK — Apr 2015 — Illuminum Fragrance / Wallpaper* Magazine

Behind a portal on a Georgian street in London, lives a small grey grotto.




Crepuscular Green (Rome 2014) is a work of architecture designed by architect Antonino Cardillo for the Mondrian Suite art gallery. © Cardillo.

Crepuscular Green

ROME, Italy — Apr 2014 — Mondrian Suite Gallery

Crepuscular Green depicts a greenish dawn as seen from the depths of the river.




The House of Dust (Rome 2013) is a work of architecture designed by architect Antonino Cardillo. © Cardillo.

House of Dust

ROME, Italy — Mar 2013

In this house classical orders and golden proportions celebrate dust.






Arches

2014 – 2009




The series of MIN sculptures (London 2014) designed by architect Antonino Cardillo for Sir John's Soane Museum. © Cardillo.

Min

LONDON, UK — Sep 2014 — Sir John Soane's Museum

Since the Etruscan tombs, even before appearing as a structural element in the history of architecture, the arch derived its figure from the Phallus.




Arcade Store (Milan 2012) is an architectural project by architect Antonino Cardillo. © Cardillo.

Arcade

MILAN, Italy — Apr 2012

The arch rediscovers its double value of connection and separation of parts.




The Postmodern Cafe (London 2011) is a design set designed by architect Antonino Cardillo at the Victoria and Albert Museum Exhibition Road entrance in occasion of the Postmodernism exhibition.

Postmodern Cafe

LONDON, UK — Aug 2011 — Victoria & Albert Museum / Wallpaper* Magazine

Postmodern Cafe is homage to the V&A’s Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-90.




Akin to a Cinema Set (Milan 2010) is an architectural project designed by architect Antonino Cardillo for Sergio Rossi and Wallpaper* magazine. © Cardillo.

Akin to a Cinema Set

MILAN, Italy — Apr 2010 — Sergio Rossi / Wallpaper* Magazine

This is an exciting and significant collaboration for Wallpaper* and this is a must-see store.




Model House (Marrakech 2009) designed by architect Antonino Cardillo in occasion of the 2009 Wallpaper* Architects Directory. © Cardillo.

House for Wallpaper*

LONDON, UK — Feb 2009 — Wallpaper* Magazine

We’ve identified and profiled the world’s 30 most talented young architectural practices.






Houses for no one

2011 – 2007




Purple House (2011) is the seven of the seven imaginary houses designed by architect Antonino Cardillo. Rendering by Antonino Cardillo.

VII — Purple House

PEMBROKESHIRE, UK — Oct 2011

Purple House represents an unconscious trip into the Norman legacy: what were the forgotten exchanges between England, Wales, Ireland and Sicily?




House of Twelve (2009) is the sixth of the seven imaginary houses designed by architect Antonino Cardillo. Rendering by Antonino Cardillo.

VI — House of Twelves

MELBOURNE, Australia — May 2009

It was the ruins of ancient Rome that inspired this project, those unpredictable warps that in the eighteenth century appeared to European travellers on the Grand Tour as fantastic visions.




Concrete Moon House (2008) is the fifth of the seven imaginary houses designed by architect Antonino Cardillo. Rendering by Antonino Cardillo.

V — Concrete Moon House

MELBOURNE, Australia — Oct 2008

Secretly, everyone is attracted to what he is afraid of and sometimes fear reawakens desires that cannot be confessed. We remain perturbed, recognising that in remote parts of our interior universe resides an apparent otherness.




Max's House in a Small Lake (2008) is the fourth of the seven imaginary houses designed by architect Antonino Cardillo. Rendering by Antonino Cardillo.

IV — Max's House in a Small Lake

NIMES, France — Jul 2008

Research, often, is a path orientated by incoherent choices, and yet the willingness to be permeated by the unexpected often reveals new keys to the comprehension of reality, which, being by its very nature constructed from a geography and from a relatively infinite time, is unstable, insecure and imponderable.




House of Convexities (2008) is the third of the seven imaginary houses designed by architect Antonino Cardillo. Rendering by Antonino Cardillo.

III — House of Convexities

BARCELONA, Spain — Mar 2008

Inside a house among coarse Mediterranean glades and corrugated stone walls, a slanting light, pierced by innumerable narrow repeated blades, inscribes and describes the walls with its impermanent, mutable hand.




Vaulted House (2008) is the second of the seven imaginary houses designed by architect Antonino Cardillo. Rendering by Antonino Cardillo.

II — Vaulted House

PARMA, Italy — Jan 2008

Silences are not all alike. The silence of a large nave is different from that of a room. And the outdoor sounds of the countryside perceived through a great silence can be yet more diverse.




Ellipse 1501 House (2008) is the first of the seven imaginary houses designed by architect Antonino Cardillo. Rendering by Antonino Cardillo.

I — Ellipse 1501 House

ROME, Italy — Mar 2007

Near a rocky slope, behind a thick blanket of pines, lives a house in the shape of a tower. It is not round, but its geometric set-up dilates toward east and west to welcome in the low, warm, extended light of the sun at dawn and dusk.