Crepuscular Green

Rome

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Mondrian Suite

From the depths of the river

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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.

Antonino Cardillo, Crepuscular Green, Mondrian Suite Art Gallery, Rome, 2014. Photography: Antonino Cardillo

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 Art Gallery, Rome, 2014. Photography: 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 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 Art Gallery, Rome, 2014. Photography: Antonino Cardillo

Antonino Cardillo, Crepuscular Green, Mondrian Suite Art Gallery, Rome, 2014. Photography: Antonino Cardillo

Data

  • Time: March‑Apr. 2014
  • Place: Mondrian Suite, Via dei Piceni, 41, Rome, Italy
  • Area: 40 m² (one storey)
  • Typology: art gallery

Credits

  • Client: Mondrian Suite
  • Director: Vincenzo Petrone alias Klaus Mondrian
  • Architecture design and construction management: Antonino Cardillo
  • Furniture design: Antonino Cardillo
  • Photography: Antonino Cardillo
  • Text: Ana Araujo and Antonino Cardillo
  • Constructor: Grigoriu Cicau
  • Carpenter: Stefano Coacci
  • Laminate: Abet laminati
  • Lamp maker: Armand Darot
  • Thanks to Ana Araujo, Paolo Bedetti, Andrea Paolo Massara, and Vittorio Valenta

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