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La Cupola

Volker Sattel

Germany, 2016


The portrait of a house without supporting wallsA bold dome made of concrete, an open space –right in the middle of the bizarre rock formations of a rugged coast made of reddish granite. In the late 1960s actress Monica Vitti and director Michelangelo Antonioni commissioned architect Dante Bini to design their secret holiday home in a remote area of Sardinia. The emptiness of the “cupola” and the deserted quality of the site are the starting point for speculating – seemingly at random, gures wind up in the image and enter the dome, and even today, the utopia of an alternative concept of living seems to oat above its form. (

Original Title
La Cupola
Original language
English, German
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