Crepuscular Green

Mondrian Suite Gallery, Rome, Italy
10 Apr 2014




Crepuscular Green is an interior refurbishment of a Roman art gallery. The use of colour and texture is inspired by the opening scene of Richard Wagner’s ‘Das Rheingold’, which describes a greenish dawn as seen from the depths of the river.


Antonino Cardillo, Crepuscular Green, Mondrian Suite, Rome, 2014.

This work was made on a low budget with one builder. The poverty of means applied here relates to the idea of architecture being a faculty to transcend the ordinary.


Antonino Cardillo, Crepuscular Green, Mondrian Suite, Rome, 2014.

Like a green golden grotto, a rusticated vault envelopes 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 slab above. On either side, two black flutes emit diffused lighting. Everything is painted in shades of green. Words of the space relate to each other a cohesive narrative, which aims to unfold the imagination of the inhabitants.


Antonino Cardillo, Crepuscular Green, Mondrian Suite, Rome, 2014.


Time: Mar - Apr 2014
Place: Mondrian Suite, Via dei Piceni, 41, Rome, Italy
Area: 40 m²







CREDITS


Client: Klaus Mondrian
Architect and construction manager: Antonino Cardillo
Furniture designer: Antonino Cardillo
Photography: Antonino Cardillo
Text: Ana Araujo, Antonino Cardillo

Mason: Grigoriu Cicau
Painter: Grigoriu Cicau
Carpenter: Stefano Coacci
Lamp maker: Armand Darot

Thanks to Ana Araujo, Paolo Bedetti, Andrea Paolo Massara







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