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Antonino Cardillo designs Elogio del Grigio home as “miniature palazzo”


Italian architect Antonino Cardillo has accomplished a home close to Lake Garda that includes steep ceilings, arched doorways and a palette of textured plaster and marble.

Situated in Castiglione delle Stiviere, in Italy’s Lombardy area, the two-storey residence was designed by Cardillo within the spirit of “a miniature palazzo”.

Living room in Elogio del Grigio house by Antonino Cardillo
The design centres round a grand first-floor front room and kitchen

Referred to as Elogio del Grigio, which implies “reward of gray”, the home combines basic proportions with a minimalist design aesthetic.

The constructing echoes the type of its red-walled neighbour, a typical northern Italian villa, but in addition incorporates references to conventional structure from completely different components of the Mediterranean.

Marble wall in Elogio del Grigio house by Antonino Cardillo
This room options marble partitions and textured plaster ceilings

The structure centres round a grand first-floor front room described as “the soul of this home”.

Cardillo drew on “the oblong cuspidate rooms of Marrakech” and “window panes someplace between Venetian home windows and the marble hammams of Istanbul” for the design.

Sloping ceiling in Elogio del Grigio house by Antonino Cardillo
Full-height glass doorways lead out to roof terraces

“The mission seeks to recognise and combine a few of the contributions of civilisations that are largely forgotten in Western structure,” he instructed Dezeen.

“It accepts Hegel’s invitation to be taught to see the infinite greys of realities,” he added, referencing the phrases of a Nineteenth-century German thinker.

Exterior of Elogio del Grigio house by Antonino Cardillo
The constructing’s exterior is comparatively modest

Elogio del Grigio is residence to some and their younger daughter.

After visiting Cardillo’s Home of Mud, a Rome house that includes deep wall recesses and textured ceilings, the couple requested the architect to design them a household residence.

The transient known as for beneficiant residing and eating areas on two ranges, three bedrooms, two loos, a roof terrace and a storage with house for 2 vehicles.

The constructing’s exterior is comparatively modest, with a cool gray render end and door shutters painted in a barely brighter green-toned gray.

Marble bathroom in Elogio del Grigio house by Antonino Cardillo
The primary-floor rest room includes a porthole window

Inside, the supplies palette turns into extra luxurious.

Slabs of Carrara marble cowl the partitions and flooring within the first-floor front room and toilet, with a book-matching method to create refined repetition throughout the floor patterns.

The steeply sloping ceilings are coated with a plaster combine that features volcanic ash, which was utilized with a hand trowel to create the lumpy texture.

Hallway in Elogio del Grigio house by Antonino Cardillo
Arched doorways will be discovered all through the home

The lounge additionally includes a custom-made granite desk based mostly on the one in Home of Mud, created due to the assist of stone contractor and former collaborator, Daniele Ghirardi.

“Daniele had already supported my analysis by funding an exhibition of my sculptures on the Soane Museum in London a number of years in the past,” Cardillo mentioned.

Staircase in Elogio del Grigio house by Antonino Cardillo
Granite supplies flooring on the bottom ground

Bedrooms are additionally positioned on the primary ground, which is wrapped on three sides by terraces, whereas the decrease stage homes an workplace, the storage and the second kitchen and residing house.

Different initiatives by Cardillo embrace a textured all-green gallery inside and a Sicilian grotto.

The images is by Antonino Cardillo.


Venture credit:

Structure: Antonino Cardillo
Building administration: Giampaolo Piva
Amount surveying: Massimo Maggi
Building: Andrea Pennati, Giovanni Lancini, Giovanni Locatelli
Masonry: Stefano Camozzi, Marco Fontana, Osmanaj Jeton, Giuseppe Lancini, Carmelo Piterolo, Ramqaj Vehbi
Marbles and granites: Ghirardi
Home windows: Wolf Fenster
Air system: Bonometti Graziano, Giacomo Averoldi

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