Cardillo

Vaulted House




The three zones of working, living and resting are represented in sequence along an axis by juxtaposed edifices: a trapezoidal polyhedron, an ample rectangular hall and a tower articulated on two levels. On the inside, openings and pathways weave a possible dialogue between each cavity.


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

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. So, in a hall, modulated in plan on three squares six metres wide the heart of the design is formed.


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

The flooring in travertine and a covering of Venetian stucco spread on the ample side developed lengthways, create, via a chromatic homogeneity, a continuous ribbon which, enveloping the observer, offers a sort of blank page on which to write his or her own experience. At the same time, the light, coming from the long sides of the room, has the possibility to interpret the space. On the south side the position of the windows welcomes in the winter sun and, through a thick wide cement lunetta, screens the sun in summer.


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

Below, in the centre, a block of travertine is excavated from a low cavity. Inside it a block functions as a work surface for the kitchen, occupying the centre; in the background a door leads to the pantry and two windows mark the corners of the room leading towards the outside.


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

On the opposite side of the hall, to the north, the windows shrink towards the corners, becoming vertical. From floor to ceiling, the openings pick up the fleeting light of the sun at dawn and at sunset in summer which, penetrating the room diagonally, colour the space with new meanings.


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

Finally, moving between the hall and the tower of the rest, an azure light, concealing its origins, slips from above along the wooden and cemented walls of the walkways and the stairs accessing the tower, forming an iridescent stage, a picture in perspective in mutation.


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


Time: Nov 2007 - Jan 2008
Place: Felino countryside, Parma








CREDITS


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








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