“This is a strong reference to the archetype, one which is considered as the need to return to the origin of things.” — Lucia Barbara Galli

Antonino Cardillo, Off Club, Rome, 2018. Photography: Antonino Cardillo.

Off Club

ROME, Italy — Jun 2018

A walled garden of golden shadows and black mirrors.



“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, Trapani, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Sala Laurentina, 2016. Photography: Antonino Cardillo.

Specus Corallii

TRAPANI, Italy, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Sala Laurentina — Sep 2016

The coral cave is a refuge from the world.

Antonino Cardillo, Colour as a Narrative, London, Illuminum Fragrance, 2015. Photography: Antonino Cardillo.

Colour as a Narrative

LONDON, UK, Illuminum Fragrance — Apr 2015

Behind a portal in London, a small grey grotto.

Antonino Cardillo, Crepuscular Green, Rome, Mondrian Suite Gallery, 2014. Photography: Antonino Cardillo.

Crepuscular Green

ROME, Italy, Mondrian Suite — Apr 2014

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

Antonino Cardillo, House of Dust, Rome, 2013. Photography: Antonino Cardillo.

House of Dust

ROME, Italy — Mar 2013

Classical orders and golden proportions celebrate dust.



“They follow a logic akin to the one of the picturesque garden. They trick your expectations; they point to another world.” — Ana Araujo

Antonino Cardillo, Min, London, Sir John Soane's Museum, 2014. Photography: Antonino Cardillo.


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

The arch derived its figure from the Phallus.

Antonino Cardillo, Arcade Store, Milan, 2012. CGI: Antonino Cardillo.


MILAN, Italy — Apr 2012

The arch rediscovers value of connection and separation.

Antonino Cardillo, Postmodern Cafe, London, Victoria and Albert Museum, 2011. Graphic: Antonino Cardillo.

Postmodern Cafe

LONDON, UK, Victoria & Albert Museum — Aug 2011

Homage to Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970–90.

Antonino Cardillo, House for Wallpaper, Marrakech, Wallpaper Architects Directory, 2009. Photography: Antonino Cardillo.

House for Wallpaper*

MARRAKECH, Morocco, Wallpaper* Architects Directory — Mar 2009

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



“In the realization phase, the process of decantation of signs is so effective that the language appears strengthened.” — Massimo Locci

Antonino Cardillo, Monteverde, Rome, 2011. Photography: Antonino Cardillo.


ROME, Italy — Jan 2011

“La casa corrisponde ad un principio di identità.”

Antonino Cardillo, Akin to a Cinema Set, Milan, Sergio Rossi / Wallpaper Magazine, 2010. Photography: Antonino Cardillo.

Akin to a Cinema Set

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

“An exciting and significant collaboration for Wallpaper*.”

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

The Inexact Quality

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

「今回、アントニオさんのこだわり、デザイン性等、本当に勉強になったと感じて います。」

For No One


“It could be an observatory to contemplate one’s own soul. One’s own desires, own fears.” — Stefano Mirti and Gioia Guerzoni

Antonino Cardillo, Purple House, Pembrokeshire, 2011. CGI: Antonino Cardillo.

VII — Purple House


An unconscious trip into the Norman legacy.

Antonino Cardillo, House of Twelve, Melbourne, 2009. CGI: Antonino Cardillo.

VI — House of Twelve

MELBOURNE, Australia — May 2009

The ruins of ancient Rome as fantastic visions.

Antonino Cardillo, Concrete Moon House, Melbourne, 2008. CGI: Antonino Cardillo.

V — Concrete Moon House

MELBOURNE, Australia — Oct 2008

A story between two diverse formal identities.

Antonino Cardillo, House of Convexities, Barcelona, 2008. CGI: Antonino Cardillo.

III — House of Convexities

BARCELONA, Spain — Mar 2008

A curved wall jokes with the light.

Antonino Cardillo, Vaulted House, Parma, 2008. CGI: Antonino Cardillo.

II — Vaulted House

PARMA, Italy — Jan 2008

The silence of a large nave.

Antonino Cardillo, Ellipse 1501 House, Rome, 2007. CGI: Antonino Cardillo.

I — Ellipse 1501 House

ROME, Italy — Mar 2007

A house in the shape of a tower.



“Each part of the building resonates in the other, as in an ancient village, where life and time settle the earth.” — Antonino Cardillo

Antonino Cardillo, Nude Tower, Rome, 2007. CGI: Antonino Cardillo.

Nude Tower

ROME, Italy — Nov 2007

Tower on Rome’s Tiber embankment.

Antonino Cardillo, Birnbeck Island, Weston-Super-Mare, RIBA, Urban Splash, 2007. CGI: Antonino Cardillo.

Birnbeck Island

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

Masterplan for the RIBA Birnbeck Island competition.

Antonino Cardillo, Echoes, Trapani, Università di Palermo, 2001. CGI: Antonino Cardillo.

Trapani Marina

TRAPANI, Italy, Università di Palermo — 2002–1994

Series of projects for the Trapani Marina.