Dante Bini, La Cupola, Costa Paradiso, Sardinia

In 1968 Dante Bini met Monica Vitti and Michelangelo Antonioni, leading to the story of an architectural rarity. From Domus 1026, July/August 2018.

Studio di Architettura Dante Bini & Associati, La Cupola, Costa Paradiso, Sardinia, Italy, 1971. © Archivio Costa Paradiso, Pepita Isetta

In 1964 Michelangelo Antonioni and Monica Vitti were on the island of Budelli, in the Maddalena archipelago, filming a scene of Red Desert. In the same years Dante Bini developed Binishell, an ingenious patent for making reinforced concrete hemispheres by spreading the materials on the ground and raising them by air pressure alone. The meeting between Bini and Vitti took place at Cortina d’Ampezzo in the winter of 1968. It would lead to the construction of the Cupola, a residence for the Antonioni-Vitti couple on the Costa Paradiso, in northern Sardinia. [...]

You can read the full article in Domus July/August 2018 issue.

La Cupola
Costa Paradiso, Sardegna, Italia
Studio di Architettura Dante Bini & Associati
Monica Vitti e Michelangelo Antonioni
Direzione lavori:
Dante Bini
Impresa edile:
Impresa Edile Pola

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