The Purple House in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK, deisgned by Antonino Cardillo is a collection masterfully collated volumes climbing up the geometric ladder. Monolithic forms slip past each other, completed in a stone which has a particular austerity to it. The building is symmetrical internally, bringing about dualities which make this seemingly ‘carved from’ building a refined example of just damn good architecture. I think perhaps this might be found in both Architecture Digest and Architectural Record.
Particularly catching are the twin living areas. Nine ‘Lines’ of stone pierce the walls and ceiling of the spaces, allowing a gentle, calming light to fill the space- and casting dramatic shadows across the space. Oh and the whole house has a purplish motif. Very calming.
By: Matt Davis
© Antonino Cardillo