"His buildings are a conglomeration of myths, fairy tales and images of different epochs and cultures. He wants to create an architecture of the unconscious, inspired by one of its greatest scholars, the Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung." — Tim Berge

Antonino Cardillo, Off Club Pan-Asian restaurant mixology bar, Rome, 2018.

Off Club

ROME, Italy — Jun 2018

A walled garden of golden shadows and black mirrors.


2016 – 2013

"Egyptian? Greek? Roman? It doesn’t really matter, because once these ancestral images are deposited in our unconscious they are emptied of their historical specificity; as in our dreams, the only link that remains is the emotional one." — Ana Araujo

Antonino Cardillo, Specus Corallii, Cathedral of Trapani, 2016.

Specus Corallii

TRAPANI, Italy — Sep 2016 — Sala Laurentina, Cathedral of Trapani

The coral cave is a refuge from the world.

Antonino Cardillo, Illuminum Fragrance, London Mayfair, 2015.

Colour as a Narrative

LONDON, UK — Apr 2015 — Illuminum Fragrance / Wallpaper* Magazine

Behind a portal in London, a small grey grotto.

Antonino Cardillo, Crepuscular Green, Mondrian Suite, Rome, 2014.

Crepuscular Green

ROME, Italy — Apr 2014 — Mondrian Suite Gallery

A greenish dawn as seen from the depths of the river.

Antonino Cardillo, House of Dust, Rome, 2013.

House of Dust

ROME, Italy — Mar 2013

Classical orders and golden proportions celebrate dust.


2014 – 2009

"In their unlikely arrangement the arches follow a spatial logic akin to the one of the picturesque garden. They trick your expectations; they point to another world." — Ana Araujo

Antonino Cardillo, MIN, Sir John Soane's Museum, London, 2014.


LONDON, UK — Sep 2014 — Sir John Soane's Museum

The arch derived its figure from the Phallus.

Antonino Cardillo, Arcade Store, Milan, 2012.


MILAN, Italy — Apr 2012

The arch rediscovers value of connection and separation.

Antonino Cardillo, Postmodern Cafe, V&A Museum, London, 2011.

Postmodern Cafe

LONDON, UK — Aug 2011 — Victoria & Albert Museum / Wallpaper* Magazine

Homage to Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-90.

Antonino Cardillo, Model House Wallpaper* Architects Directory, 2009.

House for Wallpaper*

LONDON, UK — Feb 2009 — Wallpaper* Magazine

“The world’s 30 most talented young architectural practices.”


2011 – 2009

"Nella fase realizzativa si attua un processo di decantazione di segni e una sistematizzazione del metodo così efficace che il linguaggio appare chiarito e rafforzato." — Massimo Locci

Antonino Cardillo, Sergio Rossi, with Wallpaper*, Milan Brera, 2010.

Akin to a Cinema Set

MILAN, Italy — Apr 2010 — Sergio Rossi / Wallpaper* Magazine

“An exciting and significant collaboration for Wallpaper*.”

Antonino Cardillo, La Qualità Inesatta, 野村工務店 Nomura Koumuten, Takarazuka 2010, Japan. Photography by Antonino Cardillo.

The Inexact Quality

TAKARAZUKA, Japan — Mar 2010 — 野村工務店 Nomura Koumuten

Timber structure, whitewashed walls, sloping pitched roof.

For no one

2011 – 2007

"Cardillo has created a labyrinth of truths and illusions. There is no one truth – reality: it doesn’t exist. Antonino Cardillo has built it." — Jeanette Kunsmann with Stephan Burkoff

Antonino Cardillo, Purple House, Pembrokeshire, 2011.

VII — Purple House


An unconscious trip into the Norman legacy.

Antonino Cardillo, House of Twelve, Melbourne Kew, 2009.

VI — House of Twelve

MELBOURNE, Australia — May 2009

The ruins of ancient Rome as fantastic visions.

Antonino Cardillo, Concrete Moon House, Melbourne Kew, 2008.

V — Concrete Moon House

MELBOURNE, Australia — Oct 2008

A story between two diverse formal identities.

Antonino Cardillo, Vaulted House, Parma Felino, 2008.

II — Vaulted House

PARMA, Italy — Jan 2008

The silence of a large nave.


2001 – 2007

"Architecture can influence the growth of a city, but when it goes beyond a certain dimension, the city sickens." — Antonino Cardillo

Antonino Cardillo, Nude Tower, Lungotevere dei Mellini, Rome, 2007.  CGI by Antonino Cardillo.

Nude Tower

ROME, Italy — Nov 2007

Project for tower hotel on Rome’s Tiber embankment.

Antonino Cardillo, Birnbeck Island competition, Weston-Super-Mare, 2007, UK. CGI by Antonino Cardillo.

Birnbeck Island

WESTON-SUPER-MARE, UK — Oct 2007 — RIBA, Urban Splash

Landscape project for RIBA Birnbeck Island competition.

Antonino Cardillo, Projects for the Trapani Marina, [Thesis], University of Palermo, 2001-2002.  CGI by Antonino Cardillo.

Trapani Marina

TRAPANI, Italy — Dec 2001 — University of Palermo

Projects for the Trapani Marina.