Crepuscular Green is an interior refurbishment of an art gallery located in San Lorenzo, Rome. The use of colour/texture is inspired by the opening scene of Richard Wagner’s Das Rheingold, which depicts a greenish dawn as seen from the depths of the river. This work was made on a very low budget with only one builder. Poverty of means here applied, suits to the idea of Architecture as a faculty to transcend the ordinary.
Architect: Antonino Cardillo
Client: Klaus Mondrian
Mason: Grigoriu Cicau
Lamps: Antonino Cardillo (assembled by Armand Darot, Lumières, Rome)
Built from March to April, 2014
Address: Via dei Piceni, 41-43, Rome
Surface: 40 square metres
Refurbishment cost: 8,000 euros
Thanks to Ana Araujo, Paolo Bedetti, Andrea Paolo Massara.
Like a green golden grotto, a rusticated vault envelops the upper part of the room, rendering a trilithon schema on the backdrop. Ahead, a rounded altar features a mirror arched bridge and a suspended black slab above. Beside, two black and golden flûtes emit diffuse lighting. Everything is painted by shades of green. Words of the space speak each other a cohesive narrative, which aims to unfold the imaginary of the inhabitants.
Crepuscular Green © Antonino Cardillo