Cardillo

Concrete Moon House

Melbourne, Australia
1 Nov 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.


Antonino Cardillo, Concrete Moon House, Melbourne Kew, 2008.

We discover that the concepts of identity and difference are ambiguous, and often, paradoxically, difference becomes an instrument of investigation into our own identity.


Antonino Cardillo, Concrete Moon House, Melbourne Kew, 2008.

Two distinct parts of a dwelling here become a pretext for telling a story between two diverse formal identities. Designed for a suburb of Melbourne on a rectangular plot, in plan the house is in two parts.


Antonino Cardillo, Concrete Moon House, Melbourne Kew, 2008.

One public which in elevation looks like the upturned keel of a boat or a funny concrete moon that emerges from the pool in front, whose design is characterised by a deviation from the straight pathway.



Antonino Cardillo, Concrete Moon House, Melbourne Kew, 2008.

The other, private part takes the form of a long, narrow building set against the perimeter, which, through the progressive decomposition of its component parts, creates a portico open to the garden but closed to the car park.


Antonino Cardillo, Concrete Moon House, Melbourne Kew, 2008.

In being created in space, each of the two geometric identities retains an echo of a presumed common origin. Thus signs of one often appear in the other, though elaborated according to different processes.


Antonino Cardillo, Concrete Moon House, Melbourne Kew, 2008.

Though diverse, the elements have a relationship, and the sound of one resonates in the other; especially in the cave, where the achievement of this osmosis introduces doubt as to where identity finishes and where difference begins.


Antonino Cardillo, Concrete Moon House, Melbourne Kew, 2008.





Time: Sep - Nov 2008
Place: Kew, Melbourne, Australia







Clients: Laura and Livio De Marchi
Architect: Antonino Cardillo
Computer-generated imagery: Antonino Cardillo
Text: Antonino Cardillo
English translator: Charles Searson







KIRSTEN WENZEL
competitionline.com, Berlin, 17 Jan 2019.

JEANETTE KUNSMANN
STEPHAN BURKOFF
dear-magazin.de, Berlin, 20 Nov 2017.
antoninocardillo.com, Trapani, Aug 2017, English translation by Richenda Gillespie.
antoninocardillo.com, Trapani, Aug 2017, Italian translation by Beatrice Del Bo.
DEAR Magazin, no.1, Berlin, Apr 2017.

CAROLIN HÖFLER
Guest lecture as part of the lecture series Wunsch, Technical University of Cologne, 1 Jun 2016.

ANTONINO CARDILLO
CHRIS DÄHNE
CAROLIN HÖFLER
FREDERIKE LAUSCH
Guest lectures as part of the lecture series Konstruierte Realitäten. Zum Verhältnis von medialen Praktiken und der Konzeption von Architektur, Frankfurt am Main, German Architecture Museum, 1 Dec 2015.

GERARD HOULLARD
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BIRGIT OCHS
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STEFANO MIRTI
GIOIA GUERZONI
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DANIEL LORDICK
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FABRIZIO GALLANTI
LARS KRÜCKEBERG
VOLKWIN MARG
WOLFRAM PUTZ
PETER REISCHER
ANDREAS RUBY
TOBIAS WALLISER
THOMAS WILLEMEIT
CARL ZILLICH
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PETER REISCHER
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CHRISTIAN HOLL
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GABRIELE DETTERER
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ELEONORA CARRANO
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ALESSANDRO ALVIANI
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SUSANNE BEYER
antoninocardillo.com, Rome, Sep 2012, Italian translation by Kathrin Gramsdorff.
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PETER REISCHER
Falter, no.19/12, Vienna, May 2012.

HELEN GENG HAIZHEN
Interior Architecture of China, Beijing, Nov 2011.

ANTONINO CARDILLO
Interviewed by Ralf Broekman and Olaf Winkler, build Das Architekten-Magazin, no.5/11, Wuppertal, Oct 2011.

LUCIE ČERVENÁ
Projekt, no.9/10, Praha, Sep 2010.

ANTONINO CARDILLO
Tasarim, no.199, Istanbul, Feb 2010.

DEVYANI JAYAKAR
Inside Outside, no.296, Mumbai, Feb 2010.

A+A, no.12, Mexico City, Feb 2010.

LUCY FOSTER
Shortlist, no.109, London, Jan 2010.

CUONG LE
Noi That, no.102, Hanoi, Jan 2010.

ANTONINO CARDILLO
Landscape Architect, no.1/10, Beijing, Jan 2010.

THOMSON CARPENTER
DNA Magazine, no.119, Sydney, Dec 2009.

ANTONINO CARDILLO
worldarchitecturenews.com, London, 20 Nov 2009.