Ellipse 1501 House

Rome, Italy
25 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.


Antonino Cardillo, Ellipse 1501 House, Rome, 2007.

A double wall, made from progressive castings of lightweight concrete, develops the perimeter of an ellipse, supporting, above, a slanting cover. The interstitial void between the two walls comprises the accessory area – stair, boiler, storerooms, cupboard – serving the occupants of the house and contributing to stabilising the temperature of the main hall.


Antonino Cardillo, Ellipse 1501 House, Rome, 2007.

Inside, the void is interpreted by means of a cross-sectional system, rotated in plan relative to the main axe of the ellipse; it ordinates volumes which include the bedrooms. All around, deep excavations in the outside wall suggest fleeting routes towards the rocks and the wood on the outside; they break up the sky into quadrants. Over the course of days, nights and seasons, the thick reveals of the windows register the changing colours of the celestial hemisphere.


Antonino Cardillo, Ellipse 1501 House, Rome, 2007.

Thus the light of the sky makes a mutable architecture, articulating the passing time. So the light colours the space, and changes with itself. In supporting these changes, the fabric remains in its essence: colourless or tending to grey.


Antonino Cardillo, Ellipse 1501 House, Rome, 2007.


Time: Mar 2007
Place: Rome, Italy







CREDITS


Architect: Antonino Cardillo
Computer-generated imagery: Antonino Cardillo
Text: Antonino Cardillo
English translator: Charles Searson







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