Mondrian Suite Art Gallery
ROME, Italy — 10 April 2014
Crepuscular Green is an interior refurbishment of an 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.
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.
Time: March–Apr. 2014
Place: Mondrian Suite, Via dei Piceni, 41, Rome, Italy
Area: 40 m² (1 storey)
Typology: art gallery
Client: Klaus Mondrian
Architecture design and construction management: Antonino Cardillo
Furniture design: Antonino Cardillo
Photography: Antonino Cardillo
Text: Ana Araujo, Antonino Cardillo
Mason and painter: Grigoriu Cicau
Carpenter: Stefano Coacci
Laminate: Abet laminati
Lamp maker: Armand Darot
Thanks to Ana Araujo, Paolo Bedetti, Andrea Paolo Massara, Vittorio Valenta
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