Cardillo

architecture

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Vaults

2011–2008


List of projects by architect Antonino Cardillo with rooms with an arched ceiling







Introduction


For much that has been built in the world, the presence of the ‘words’ , and has been constant. The modern age, on the other hand, had progressively removed these ancient ‘words’ from current usage. New ‘words’, which referred to the machine age, were introduced. A deterministic letter on the phenomenon interpreted such substitution as a consequence of the introduction of new techniques of construction, made possible by the advent of the Industrial Revolution (concrete, iron and glass). But, despite this, the ‘words’ Vault, Grotto and Arch still inhabit our imagination. They embody archetypes that still move us today.⁠[1] According to Heidegger, “language is the house of the Being”,⁠[2] so, its happening in time could reveal to us the hidden structure of that historicity that it makes possible. The ‘words’ Vault, Grotto, Arch happen in the exercise of the psychological function of Sensation: that possibility of transfiguring the experience that we make in the world, through our body, in architecture. Modern architecture seemed to have lost this erotic-sacral discourse. Its forms appeared as consequences of logical thought, whose overvaluation inhibits all possible integral knowledge of reality.


This text was first published in Heinze ArchitekTOUR Kongress, STATION-Berlin, Berlin, 23 Nov. 2017.




Notes


  1. ^ Martin Heidegger, Über den Humanismus, Klostermann, Frankfurt am Main, 1949; It. ed., Lettera sull’Umanismo, Adelphi, Milan, 1995.
  2. ^ Carl Gustav Jung, Psychologische Typen,[↗] Rascher & Cie. Verlag, Zurich, 1921; It. ed., Tipi Psicologici, Bollati Boringhieri, Turin, 2016, p. 493.


Purple House

Purple House

Pembrokeshire, 1 June 2011


Curved hall with asymmetrical barrel vault



House of Twelve

House of Twelve

Melbourne, 1 May 2009


Curved hall with asymmetrical barrel vault



House for Wallpaper

House for Wallpaper*

Berlin, 6 April 2009


Rectangular head room with symmetrical barrel vault



Concrete Moon House

Concrete Moon House

Melbourne, 1 November 2008


Curved hall with asymmetrical barrel vault



House of Convexities

House of Convexities

Barcelona, 1 March 2008


Curved hall with asymmetrical barrel vault



Vaulted House

Vaulted House

Parma, 1 January 2008


Rectangular room with symmetrical barrel vault