▪︎ Loft Office with Atelier Crilo's paintings and sculpture of Atreo

▪︎ Loft Office with Atelier Crilo's paintings and sculpture of Atreo

 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, consultants and 3D visualization specialists in representation and communication of the architecture and design project. 

What we do ▾

We provide computer-generated imagery (CGI) and 3D animation solutions as outsourcing for architecture firms and design companies (see our visuals dedicated page). We are also creative designers and illustrators, involved in key-art for movie industry, advertisements and editorial projects (l'ArcaDomus, Folio). In addition Atelier Crilo elaborates several personal and speculative projects, to experience new design solutions in architecture as well as in visual communication. Currently we are sharing our personal approach towards the disciplines of digital representation giving lectures for masterclasses, in international meetings (Tirana Design Week, New Italian BloodArchitects meet in FuoriBiennaleD2 conference in Vienna), workshops (CeSMA) and advanced courses (Selinunte summer School, Ostia Autumn Schools and the upcoming Responsive Surfaces Summer School). 

Architectural Visualization


Visual Design

Meet the team

Design duo from Rome

Cristian Farinella, Atelier Crilo
Cristian Farinella, Co-founder at Atelier Crilo. Architect, 3D visualization specialist and CG artist, lecturer and trainer in the disciplines of architectural communication and computer graphics.

Cristian loves to experiment with sculpture and art inside Atelier Crilo’s projects following a personal approach in visual storytelling and architectural communication. When he is not creating at Atelier Crilo he loves listening to alternative and electronic music, walking through Rome and eating the wonderful Lorena’s cakes.

Lorena Greco, Atelier Crilo
Lorena Greco,  Co-founder at Atelier Crilo. Architect, Illustrator, 3D visualization artist and trainer in the disciplines of architectural representation, digital painting and architectural drawing.

Lorena's passion for illustration and traditional drawing leads her aesthetic sense in digital work where to find the natural environment to experiment with several disciplines from visual arts to digital painting. To break the routine she draws watercolors, takes care of her cat and makes funny cake designs.

▪︎ Interview at Architects meet in FuoriBiennale


▪︎ Opening of Paesaggi Ibridi exhibition in Catania 

Architectural Awards

Prizes and achievements

▪︎ Nominee at CGarchitect 3Dawards 2017 in the category commissioned film | Best of year 2014 from Ronen Bekerman


Atelier Crilo is awarded in the field of architecture, design and visualization. We have 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 with Oteiza house project. In the same year we have been selected among the NIB special guests and awarded in the Top Ten Architects from NIB New Italian Blood. Our work has been highlighted in many events and exhibitions like at the gallery of art and architecture Come se, at Casa dell’Architettura di Roma, at NIB exhibits in the cities of Palermo and Salerno, at AIAC gallery Interno 14, at Tirana Design Week, at 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. Our hand drawings, architecture projects and video installations have been exhibited for #futuramemoria at SicilCima in Catania, for the exhibition Paesaggi Ibridi.

Now we are currently among top 5 nominee at the prestigious CGarchitect 3Dawards 2017 in the category commissioned film with the short movie for Superficial Studio. The award ceremony will take place in Vienna at d2 Conferences 2017.

Clients, institutions and collaboration projects

Advanced Training

Architectural representation and 3D visualization ▾

▪︎ Some photos from D2 Conference, Vienna | Tirana Design Week, Polis University | MPG, IUAV, Venice | Cesma, Sapienza, Rome | Ostia Autumn School, AIAC


We are teaching drawing techniques for landscape representation at Master of Landscape Architecture IUAV of Venice and we started a PhD research at Sapienza University of Rome, continuing our exploration in the department of History, Drawing and Restoration of Architecture following the teaching activity in the courses of Design, Graphic and Multimedia and Industrial Design. In the same university we worked for CeSMA Sapienza University of Rome providing a series of workshops (Illustrazione Digitale, Visual storytelling and Set Design) where students explored the possibilities of architectural representation from bi-dimensional drawing, compositing and matte painting, arriving to 3D visualization techniques used in professional environment.

We activated three different weekend courses in the field of architectural illustration, rendering / CG images and post-production of digital imaging. In the training page you can find more news and the request information form to stay updated with notifications for upcoming courses!


Contact us

Atelier Crilo is based in Rome, Italy, but we work worldwide. For general enquiries, to start a new project or to request a lecture, email us at info@ateliercrilo.com. No architecture portfolios or internship programs please. 

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