Antonino Cardillo, 2014: Crepuscular Green, Rome

Antonino Cardillo

Crepuscular Green



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.


Crepuscular Green (Rome 2014) is an architectural work designed by Sicilian architect Antonino Cardillo for the Mondrian Suite art gallery. Photography by Antonino Cardillo.


Crepuscular Green (Rome 2014) is an architectural work designed by Sicilian architect Antonino Cardillo for the Mondrian Suite art gallery. Photography by Antonino Cardillo.

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. This work was made on a low budget with one mason. Poverty of means here applied, suits to the idea of architecture as a faculty to transcend the ordinary.


Crepuscular Green (Rome 2014) is an architectural work designed by Sicilian architect Antonino Cardillo for the Mondrian Suite art gallery. Photography by Antonino Cardillo.


Crepuscular Green (Rome 2014) is an architectural work designed by Sicilian architect Antonino Cardillo for the Mondrian Suite art gallery. Photography by Antonino Cardillo.


Crepuscular Green (Rome 2014) is an architectural work designed by Sicilian architect Antonino Cardillo for the Mondrian Suite art gallery. Photography by Antonino Cardillo.


Time: March - April, 2014
Place: Via dei Piceni, 41-43, Rome
Area: 40 m²
Cost: € 8,000 (€ 200 per square meter)



ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Architect and construction manager: Antonino Cardillo
Client: Klaus Mondrian

Mason: Grigoriu Cicau
Carpenter: Stefano Coacci
Black flute lamps designed by Antonino Cardillo and assembled by Armand Darot

Thanks to Ana Araujo, Paolo Bedetti, Andrea Paolo Massara.



BIBLIOGRAPHY

«Bamboo», no.61, 2015, São Paulo, p.33.
«Design Exchange», no.12, vol.1, 2015, London, p.106-109.
designlines.de, BauNetz, 24.2.15, Berlin.




Crepuscular Green © Antonino Cardillo