Antonietta Iolanda Lima

By Antonino Cardillo
14 Oct 1995




In the 1990s, Antonino Cardillo studies under the guidance of Antonietta Iolanda Lima at the University of Palermo. He also contributes to the courses of ‘History of modern architecture’, ‘History of contemporary architecture’, and following books:



During this period, moreover, he studies, photographs, and draws Antonietta Iolanda Lima’s 1970s works of architecture in Palermo. There is a selection of the material in issue 499/500 of Bruno Zevi’s L’Architettura—Cronache e Storia magazine, and here below.





Architectures


“I think that architecture should speak to people. It has succeeded when every single person manages to live within the space that it creates in complete ease. People use the space, they feel that they can attribute values to it. They even discover things they did not know and question others, they themselves become subject to scrutiny and their own individual experiences gradually cause them to become aware of what space is and to experience its physicality and irrationality. They thus become aware of its meaning through the use, on separate occasions or contemporaneously, of highly communicative objects, loaded with meanings, with an enormous, even astounding power—as Raymon Carver said when talking of the capacity language must possess when describing common things. In embodying the function which merely provides the raison d’être, they make it desirable. Through a hardly won experimentation, architect expresses the people’s needs artistically.”—A.I. Lima, 1995





1971–1974, Lima Miceli Apartment


Antonietta Iolanda Lima, Lima Miceli Apartment, Via Arimondi, Palermo, 1971–1974. Photography: Antonino Cardillo, 1995.


Antonietta Iolanda Lima, Lima Miceli Apartment, Via Arimondi, Palermo, 1971–1974. Photography: Antonino Cardillo, 1995.


Antonietta Iolanda Lima, Lima Miceli Apartment, Via Arimondi, Palermo, 1971–1974. Photography: Antonino Cardillo, 1995.


Antonietta Iolanda Lima, Lima Miceli Apartment, Via Arimondi, Palermo, 1971–1974. Photography: Antonino Cardillo, 1995.


Antonietta Iolanda Lima, Lima Miceli Apartment, Via Arimondi, Palermo, 1971–1974. Photography: Antonino Cardillo, 1995.


Antonietta Iolanda Lima, Lima Miceli Apartment, Via Arimondi, Palermo, 1971–1974. Photography: Antonino Cardillo, 1995.


Antonietta Iolanda Lima, Lima Miceli Apartment, Via Arimondi, Palermo, 1971–1974. Photography: Antonino Cardillo, 1995.

Antonietta Iolanda Lima, Lima Miceli Apartment, Via Arimondi, Palermo, 1971–1974. Photography: Antonino Cardillo, 1995.





1974, 1978, La Scuderia Restaurant


Antonietta Iolanda Lima, La Scuderia Restaurant, Palermo, 1974. Photography: Antonino Cardillo, 1995.


Antonietta Iolanda Lima, La Scuderia Restaurant, Palermo, 1978. Photography: Lima Archive.

Antonietta Iolanda Lima, La Scuderia Restaurant, Viale del Fante, Palermo, 1974, 1978. Photography: Antonino Cardillo, 1995 / Lima Archive.





1975, Viaggeria Vitale Store


Antonietta Iolanda Lima, Viaggeria Vitale Store, Palermo, Via Notarbartolo, 1975. Photography: Lima Archive.

Antonietta Iolanda Lima, Viaggeria Vitale Store, Palermo, Via Notarbartolo, 1975. Photography: Lima Archive.





1974, Miceli Winehouse


Antonietta Iolanda Lima, Miceli Winehouse, Palermo, Via Streva, 1974. Photography: Antonino Cardillo, 1995.


Antonietta Iolanda Lima, Miceli Winehouse, Palermo, Via Streva, 1974. Photography: Antonino Cardillo, 1995.

Antonietta Iolanda Lima, Miceli Winehouse, Palermo, Via Streva, 1974. Photography: Antonino Cardillo, 1995.





1978, Apartment


Antonietta Iolanda Lima, Apartment, Palermo, Via Ariosto, 1978. Photography: Antonino Cardillo, 1995.

Antonietta Iolanda Lima, Apartment, Palermo, Via Ariosto, 1978. Photography: Antonino Cardillo, 1995.





1979–1982, Lima Miceli House


Antonietta Iolanda Lima, Lima Miceli House, Palermo, Fondo Anfossi, 1979–1982. Photography: Antonino Cardillo, 1995.


Antonietta Iolanda Lima, Lima Miceli House, Palermo, Fondo Anfossi, 1979–1982. Photography: Antonino Cardillo, 1995.


Antonietta Iolanda Lima, Lima Miceli House, Palermo, Fondo Anfossi, 1979–1982. Photography: Antonino Cardillo, 1995.


Antonietta Iolanda Lima, Lima Miceli House, Palermo, Fondo Anfossi, 1979–1982. Photography: Antonino Cardillo, 1995.


Antonietta Iolanda Lima, Lima Miceli House, Palermo, Fondo Anfossi, 1979–1982. Photography: Antonino Cardillo, 1995.

Antonietta Iolanda Lima, Lima Miceli House, Palermo, Fondo Anfossi, 1979–1982. Photography: Antonino Cardillo, 1995.






Antonietta Iolanda Lima. Palermo 1941. Degree in 1964. Professor of the ‘History of Architecture’ (Faculty of Architecture, Palermo) and ‘History of Landscaping’ (Master School of Garden Architecture and Landscaping, Palermo). Her publications probe History in order to identify processes and values; for a free, democratic, creative architecture. Whether small or large scale her projects undermine the boundaries between the disciplines, claiming architecture’s singleness. Basic values: a landscape-oriented vision, from the object to the urban development scheme; particular attention to the human being within his/her complex integrity, to the nature of the materials, to light.