The Villa Antonioni by Dante Bini

McLean, W. 2014. The Villa Antonioni by Dante Bini. Venice

CreatorsMcLean, W.
Description

An Inflatable exhibition designed by Will McLean illustrates the remarkable story of the Villa Antonioni designed and built by Dante Bini. This Sardinian villa for Michelangelo Antonioni and Monica Vitti demonstrates architect Dante Bini’s unique construction system to most artful effect. A Binishell, whose thin carapace is asymmetrically perforated; a house for artists, built as a work of art and imbedded with the crushed rock of Il deserto rosso. An oculus to not view, but hear the sea and ‘tuned’ cantilevered stone stairs form the visceral ‘performance’ of this house. The commission was awarded to Bini on agreement of client anonymity to be preserved during their occupation of the house. The agreement was honoured and only now, years after Antonioni’s passing this unique collaboration can be celebrated.

Date2014
FileVenice Biennale 2014.pdf
KeywordsDante Bini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Binishell, Sardinia
Web address (URL)http://www.labiennale.org/en/architecture/archive/14th-exhibition/14iae/
Publication dates
Published01 Jul 2014
ISSN9788831718691

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