Architectural Association School of Architecture
By invitation of Ana Araujo, Takero Shimazaki, and Alexandra Savtchenko-Belskaia, Cardillo talked as part of the ‘Intermediate Unit 2’.
Hot on the heels of our Sicilian love affair, Intermediate 2 presents an evening to transport us once more to the stone island’s spectacular sensuous atmosphere and rich cultural syncretism. The House of Dust takes its influences from primordial caverns, renaissance grottos and nymphaea at Rome’s Villa Doria Pamphilj. Materiality, colour and light evoke an archaeological architecture — a ceiling of rough plaster is the colour of bare earth and the palest pink light evokes dawn and flowers — the colour of beauty that dies. The House breathes light through spaces in a balanced sequence of compression and dilations. — Alexandra Savtchenko-Belskaia