Antonino Cardillo

Crepuscular Green


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. 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.


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 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 flûtes 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.


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.



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