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For No One

2011–2007

Series of collectively imagined houses



Introduction

By Antonino Cardillo

Sometimes architecture is all the more interesting, the more invisible or concealed it is. When it is not only made up of that which can be seen and touched, but rather that which suggests and leaves the rest to the imagination. In some ways architecture is not just lived-in space but also imagined space. Inside it space is not crossed with the body alone but some of its parts become meaningful precisely because they are unknown to the body, thus becoming places of the mind, open to many readings: how else can the sense of certain unreachable places be explained? Like the dark ravine of a cathedral or as, by means of a different interpretation, for the ruins of the Villa Adriana, where the unknown is more powerful and evocative than the documented truth. Architecture fascinates when it contains in itself remote places, where the separation, rather than physical, becomes an expression of the unknown, of the unreal, in short of dreams. The distance stimulates in everyone unexpected associations that, mutating the original nature of the building via a slow sedimentation in the collective memory, determine its representation in history.


VII — Purple House

Pembrokeshire, 1 June 2011

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

Where memory lacks


VI — House of Twelve

Melbourne, 1 May 2009

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

The ruins as visions


V — Concrete Moon House

Melbourne, 1 November 2008

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

Between two identities


IV — Max’s House in a Small Lake

Nimes, 1 July 2008

Antonino Cardillo, Max’s House in a Small Lake, Nimes, 2008. CGI: Antonino Cardillo

On the edge of a border


III — House of Convexities

Barcelona, 1 March 2008

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

A curved wall jokes with the light


II — Vaulted House

Parma, 1 January 2008

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

The silence of a nave


I — Ellipse 1501 House

Rome, 25 March 2007

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

In the shape of a tower


Bibliography

2022–2007