Who we are ▾
Cristian Farinella, Architect, 3D Visualization Artist, Visual Designer
Cristian loves to experiment with sculpture and art inside Atelier Crilo’s projects following a personal approach in order to develop innovative design concepts for architecture. When he is not creating at Atelier Crilo he loves playing his guitar, listening to alternative and electronic music, walking through Rome and eating Lorena’s cake designs.
Lorena Greco, Architect, Illustrator, 3D Visualization Artist
Lorena's passion for illustration and traditional drawing leads her aesthetic sense in digital work where to find the natural environment to experiment and combine several disciplines from comics to digital painting. To break the routine, she draw watercolors, takes care of her cat and makes funny cake designs.
Atelier Crilo is a creative studio based in Rome co-founded by Cristian Farinella and Lorena Greco in 2010.
As a multi-disciplinary practice, we work as architects and 3D visualization artists for architecture firms, design companies and landscape architects. We are also creative designers and graphic artists that create visual designs like the data-flow Oltre il senso del luogo, key-art for the movie industry, editorial projects and illustrations for magazines like l'Arca and Domus.
In addition Atelier Crilo elaborates several speculative and independent projects, to experience new solutions in urban design and architecture, developing projects at all scales and creating in-house illustrations with the aim to enhance and refine the 3D visualization process like in this revisitation of traditional Architectural Watercolor Techniques.
We have been part of Nitro and co-authors of the book Architecture & Information Technology where we analyzed the relationship between archeology and urban stratification in the city of Rome with the Labes project. In 2015 we started a PhD research project at Sapienza University of Rome, continuing our exploration in representation at the department of History, Drawing and Restoration of Architecture following the teaching activity in the courses of Design, Graphic and Multimedia and Industrial Design (both at the faculty of Architecture). In the same university we are working for CeSMA Sapienza University of Rome with a series of workshops (Illustrazione Digitale, Visual storytelling and Set Design) where are explored the possibilities of architectural representation from bi-dimensional drawing to 3D visualization and digital imaging.
Atelier Crilo has been selected among the Best Young Italian Architects by AIAC at OFF event during the 14th Biennale in Venice and awarded in Architects meet in FuoriBiennale 2016 with Oteiza house project. In the same year we have been selected among the special guests and awarded in the top ten architects from NIB New Italian Blood. Our work has been exhibited and highlighted in many events and exhibits: at the gallery of art and architecture Come se, at Casa dell’Architettura di Roma, at AIAC gallery Interno 14, during Tirana Design Week and in international meetings like Architects meet in Selinunte as well as published on magazines and websites including Wallpaper*, l'Arca, Evolo and Domus.
In 2014, we have been highlighted among the Best Visualizations of the Year by Ronen Bekerman and in 2015 invited as speakers at D2 Conference in Vienna with the best visualization companies of the moment while at the end of 2015 our hand drawings, projects and video installations have been exposed for #futuramemoria at SicilCima space, Catania, for the solo exhibition Paesaggi Ibridi.
We are teaching and sharing our personal workflow giving lectures for masterclasses (such as MADI in Venice) or giving workshops for laboratories (CeSMA in Rome) or in meeting and events (Tirana Design Week - D2 conference in Vienna). We are also regularly involved in the didactic activities at MPG Master of Landscape Architecture (IUAV) with lessons and workshop on digital painting and illustration.