The Making of Rome's Off Club

Lecture by Antonino Cardillo, Royal College of Art
London, 22 Jan 2019



Royal College of Art

RCA School of Architecture


On behalf of the students of the RCA School of Architecture Interior Design Programme, Yara Boulos and Riccardo Rizzetto invite Cardillo to talk as part of the talk series Inside/Out. In his design for the Off Club, Cardillo continues the investigation of primordial images that he began with his design for the House of Dust.


Lecture Summary

Vision. The intuitive function: from psychical subject to physical object
Construction. Language as the House of Being: toward an etymology of architectural words
Individuation. The afterward detection: the temple inside the sacred fence

“Archetypes, so far as we can observe and experience them at all, manifest themselves only through their ability to organise images and ideas, and this is always an unconscious process which cannot be detected until afterwards.”—Carl Gustav Jung, Collected Works, vol. 8, “On the Nature of the Psyche”, 1947/1954, pp. 230–232.



Antonino Cardillo, The Making of Rome's Off Club, in: Inside/Out, London, RCA School of Architecture, South Kensington, Lecture Theatre 1. Photography: Riccardo Rizzetto.

Antonino Cardillo, The Making of Rome's Off Club, in: Inside/Out, London, RCA School of Architecture, South Kensington, Lecture Theatre 1. Photography: Riccardo Rizzetto.



Inside/Out Series of Talks

This series of talks feature international architects, designers, curators and writers who will discuss their own practice and dissect the role of interior design. Previous Speakers: Harry Nuriev, India Mahdavi, Robert Storey, Ricardo Flores (Flores y Prats), Katherine Skellon, Martin Ebert, Tyen Masten, Graeme Brooker, Steve Jensen, Jenny Jones, Charles Kaisin, Max Kahlen, Dorothée Meilichzon, Melhem Sfeir, Gatti Routh Rhodes, Andrew Stevens, Roberto Feo, Matali Crasset, Dejan Sudjic, Christophe Egret, Alannah Cochrane, Ben Kelly, Petra Blaisse, Dinah Casson, Mark Dytham (architect), Marcus Fairs (journalist), Jamie Fobert, Morag Myerscough, Konstantin Grcic, Edward Jones, Sir Richard Rogers, Luis Laplace, William Russell, Fred Scott, Annabelle Selldorf, Penny Sparke (writer), Ben van Berkel, Ab Rogers, Jason Bruges.


Royal College of Art poster for the Antonino Cardillo's talk as part of the talk series Inside/Out.

Royal College of Art poster for the Antonino Cardillo's talk as part of the talk series Inside/Out.