Crepuscular Green

ROME, Italy, Mondrian Suite
10 Apr 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.


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

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