ABOUT

Atelier Crilo is a creative studio based in Rome. Since we started, in 2010, we have received awards both in architecture that in archviz, working for different media in graphic design, illustration, and CG imagery.

Our goal is to create new forms of digital content that aim to communicate the highest aesthetic values of the architecture and design projects.

 

WHAT

We create images and illustrations for architecture.

HOW

Our expertise as architects and passionate of drawing and visual arts is what makes different our approach to visual design and image creation.

SERVICES

We provide 3d visualizations for projects and architecture competitions, interior design and product visualization for online and print marketing, VR experience and virtual tour.

We create CG films, 3d animation, walkthrough, and motion graphics for architectural movies and presentations.


Co-founders

We are a design duo — partners in work and in life — committed to creating high-end CG imagery and artistic illustrations of architecture. We work with the same enthusiasm of the first day, bringing with us, in every project, the passion for drawing and visual arts.

To the professional activity we connected the academic research, coming up to teach and lecture in universities, masterclass, schools, and academies, read more...

As a plus, we are in love with Giulia, a scottish fold that we would never stop looking!

CRISTIAN FARINELLA cristian@ateliercrilo.com

Architect, Ph.D. / CG specialist

LORENA GRECO lorena@ateliercrilo.com

Architect, Ph.D. / Illustrator

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GIULIA ♥︎

Scottisch fold, silver tabby / extremely soft


ACHIEVEMENTS / CG AWARDS ⟶

❯ TOP10 2019 | Week 10

Awarded the 3d visualization for Iotti + Pavarani Architetti on VWArtclub.

❯ MAXON Webinar

Webinar for Maxon Cinema 4D on architectural visualization, with the companies: Vudumotion, Luxigon, and Slashcube on April 25, 2018.

❯ CGarchitects 3D Awards

Nominee in the category commissioned film for the CG movie Superficial Studio. Award ceremony at the Metropol Theater during d2 conference in Vienna, 2017

❯ NIB (New Italian Blood) TOP 10 Architects

Awarded and exhibited the architecture projects at NIB in Salerno, 2016.

 

❯ Young Italian Architects

Third prize at YIA 2016 promoted by AIAC. Award Ceremony held in Architects meet in FuoriBiennale at Palazzo Widmann, during Biennale Architettura, Venice, 2016.

 

❯ d2 Conference in Vienna

Speaker at d2 Conference, Impact Hub, Vienna 19-20 Sept. 2015.

❯ Paesaggi Ibridi

Atelier Crilo solo exhibition. Art director: Salvatore Gozzo; curator: Salvatore D’Agostino; at Sicilcima, Viale Africa 42, Catania (Sicily), 2015.

❯ Finalist Young Italian Architects 

Award ceremony at OFF event, promoted by AIAC at Palazzo Widmann, Venice, 2014. 

❯ Best Visualizations of Year

Best visualization of year 2014 for Mo-Nei House on Ronen Bekerman Architectural Visualization.

❯ Best of Week

Best visualization of week 36/2014 on Ronen Bekerman Architectural Visualization.


RECOGNITIONS ⟶

❯ Master of Landscape and Garden Architecture

Teachers and responsible for representation at Master of Landscape and Garden Architecture (MPG) of IUAV (University of Venice), from 2015 to the present.

❯ Master in Communication of Cultural Heritage

Teachers and responsible for communication at Master in Communication of Cultural Heritage (Sapienza University of Rome), for the year 2019.

❯ Research Grant

Grant for research activities to Cristian Farinella given by the Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering (Sapienza) for the year 2019.

 

❯ Experts in Design for communication

Cristian Farinella and Lorena Greco have been declared experts (cultore della materia) in the field of Design for Communication (Cdl Industrial Design) by the Department of History, Drawing and Restoration of Architecture (Sapienza) for the years 2019/2021.

❯ Experts in Digital Representation

Cristian Farinella and Lorena Greco have been declared experts (cultore della materia) in the field of Digital representation of Architecture (Architettura C.U.) by the Department of History, Drawing and Restoration of Architecture (Sapienza) for the years 2019/2021.


LECTURE ⟶

❯ Roma Tre University

Lesson / 3D Animation and editing video techniques used in archviz for the Laboratorio di costruzione dell’architettura, hold by prof. Gabriele Bellingeri, at ex-Mattatoio, Rome, 17 April 2019.

❯ 3D Modeling & BIM conference

Oral presentation / Style issues. The relationships between photography, cinema and CG films in 3D visualization by Cristian Farinella.

Oral presentation / From the photographic set to the 3D visualization. Modeling of light sources in an IT environment and relationships with photography by Lorena Greco at 3D Modeling & BIM. Models and solution for digitalization. Conference held at the faculty of Architecture (Sapienza), Valle Giulia/Aula Magna, 10-11 April 2019. 

❯ MACRO - Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome

Speech / Progettare l’Italia. Confronto sul futuro dell’architettura, promoted by NIB (New Italian Blood) at MACRO - Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma, 2 March 2019.

❯ Science of Representation, Sapienza

Lesson / Light and shadow in the communication of the architecture project for the course of Scienza della Rappresentazione II by prof. Graziano Mario Valenti (Sapienza), 15 April 2019.

❯ Faculty of Architecture, Genoa

Lesson / From rendering to photo insertion for the course hold by prof. Cristina Candito at Università degli studi di Genova, Stradone di Sant’Agostino, 3 Dec. 2018.

❯ Landscape Architecture, Sapienza

Seminar / Drawing for vegetation and digital illustration for the course of Landscape representation by prof. Leonardo Baglioni (Sapienza), 19 and 26 Nov. 2018.

❯ Digital representation, Sapienza

Lesson / The role of light in images in Computer Graphics for the course of Rappresentazione digitale dell’Architettura by prof. Fabio Quici at Architecture C.U. (Sapienza), Dec. 2018.

❯ Master in Communication of Cultural Heritage, Sapienza

Lecture / Graphical rendering of 3d models and lighting techniques for the Master in Comunicazione dei Beni Culturali (Sapienza), Rome, May 2018.

❯ AANT - Academy of Arts and new technology

Lecture / Representation of architecture project and expressive potentiality of information technology at AANT, Piazza della rovere, Rome, April 2018.

❯ Visual Culture, Sapienza

Lesson / The relationship between vision, physiology and natural visualization for the course of Cultura Visuale held by prof. Fabio Quici, at the faculty of Architecture (Sapienza), Dec. 2017. 

❯ Design for communication, Industrial Design

Lesson / Expressive possibilities in Graphic Design for the course of Disegno per la Comunicazione hold by prof. Fabio Quici, at Industrial Design (Sapienza), Nov. 2017.

❯ Immagini? Brixen

Oral presentation: Dynamically Sublime, Vision and Image in Architecture for Immagini? international conference held in Brixen, 27-28 Nov. 2017. 

 

❯ Science of Representation, Sapienza

Lecture / Modello e Immagine. Il rapporto tra computer grafica, disegno e progetto nella costruzione dell’immagine by Cristian Farinella

Lecture / Modellazione della luce in computer grafica e relazioni con le arti visive by Lorena Greco, for the courses of Scienza della Rappresentazione dell’Architettura, at the faculty of Architecture (Sapienza), Valle Giulia/Aula Magna, Oct. 2017

❯ UID 2017, Territories and frontiers of representation

Oral presentation / Modello come immagine mentale. La diffusione dei modelli matematici nell’arte d’avanguardia e la superficie sviluppabile di Antoine Pevsner

Oral presentation / Riflessioni intorno alla forma del Padiglione di Osaka di Maurizio Sacripanti at UID (Unione Italiana Disegno), conference in Naples, 14-15-16 Sept. 2017.

❯ Selinunte Summer School

Lecture / Selinunte Summer School After Earthquakes, constructing stories, generating events, organized by AIAC (Associazione Italiana di Architettura e Critica) at Selinunte, parco archeologico, June-July 2017. 

❯ OCAD University

Lecture / Computer graphics and architectural visualization for OCAD University (Ontario College of Art and Design) at Inhabiting Workshop in Sapienza, June 2017.

❯ 3D Modeling & BIM conference

Oral presentation / The expressivity of sign in digital representation, at 3D Modeling & BIM. Applicazioni e possibili futuri sviluppi. Conference at the faculty of Architecture (Sapienza), Valle Giulia/Aula Magna, 20-21 April 2016. 

❯ NIB, Salerno 

Lecture / Atelier Crilo’s projects in architecture and visualization at NIB (New Italian Blood), Salerno, 2016.

❯ Paesaggi Ibridi, Catania

Lecture / Representation and design process in Atelier Crilo’s projects and artworks, at Paesaggi Ibridi, exhibition in Catania, viale Africa 42, 2015.

❯ d2 Conference in Vienna

Workshop / Speed painting live session by Lorena Greco

Lecture / From Sketch to Digital. How to use traditional techniques in 3D environment at d2 Conference (Digital Design Conference), Impact Hub, Vienna 19-20 Sept. 2015.

❯ Tirana Design Week 

Lecture / Atelier Crilo’s projects in design and architecture for Polis University, at Tirana Youth Center, 2015.

❯ Young Italian Architects

Presentation of Atreo and works of Atelier Crilo for Young Italian Architects promoted by AIAC, at Casa dell’architettura (Ordine degli Architetti P.P.C. di Roma), 2013.

❯ Tirana Design Week

Lecture / Strategies and solutions for urban historical contexts for Polis University at Tirana Design Week 2013.

❯ Architects meet in Selinunte 

Speech for Architects meet in Selinunte at parco archeologico of Selinunte, 2012. 


EXHIBITIONS ⟶

❯ Progettare l’Italia

Exhibit at Decennale NIB (New Italian Blood) - Progettare l’Italia at MACRO - Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, 2019.

❯ NIB exhibit in Portogruaro

Exhibit organized by NIB (New Italian Blood). Exposed the series of houses (Mo-nei, Oteiza, V-House), and Mark project in Portogruaro (Venice), 2017.

❯ Paesaggi Ibridi

Solo exhibition of Atelier Crilo’s architecture projects, artworks and video installations. Art director: Salvatore Gozzo; curator: Salvatore D’Agostino; at Sicilcima, Viale Africa 42, Catania (Sicily), 2015.

❯ Interno 14 gallery

Young Italian Architects exhibit at Interno 14 gallery, Rome, 2013.

 

❯ Architects meet in Selinunte

Exhibit and conference Architects meet in Selinunte, promoted by AIAC (Italian Association for Architecture and Criticism) and PresS/Tfactory, in the archaeological park of Selinunte, 2013.

❯ Casa dell’Architettura di Roma

Exhibit and presentation of l’Arca mag 278 with illustrations and graphic design of Urban Green line section at Casa dell’architettura (Ordine degli Architetti P.P.C. di Roma), 2012.

❯ FAR_Foreign Architects Rome

Exhibit for Architecture festival in Rome, at Tempio di Adriano in Rome, 2010.

❯ LABES in Rome

Exhibit and open table of Labes project. Strategies for the re-use of archaeology at Come Se - gallery of art and architecture, Rome, 2010.


INTERVIEWS ⟶

❯ Interview at Radio Radio

Conversation on the role of archviz artist and architecture communication in the interview at Radio Radio, live on March 27, 2017.

❯ Interview at Off Event in Venice

Video interview by Ginevra Selli at Off event / Architects meet in Fuori Biennale at Palazzo Widmann, during Biennale Architettura in Venice, 2014.

 

❯ Interview by Roberto Sommatino 

Article on Atelier Crilo’s works by Roberto Sommatino for PresS/Tletter, 2012.


PUBLICATIONS ⟶

❯ FARINELLA Cristian (2019)

Style issues. The relationships between photography, cinema and CG film in 3D visualization in Dn Building Information Modeling, Data & Semantics, n.4 April 2019, DEI Tipografia del Genio Civile, Rome, pp. 75-86, ISSN 2610-8755.

❯ GRECO Lorena (2019)

From Photographic set to 3D visualization. Modeling of light sources in IT environment and relationships with photography in Dn Building Information Modeling, Data & Semantics, n.4 Aprile 2019, DEI Tipografia del Genio Civile, Rome, pp. 87-98, ISSN 2610-8755.

❯ FARINELLA Cristian (2019) 

Style issues. The relationships between photography, cinema and CG in 3D visualization in Collana 3d Modeling & BIM. Modelli e soluzioni per la digitalizzazione, a cura di Tommaso Empler e Alexandra Fusinetti, DEI Tipografia del Genio Civile, Rome, pp. 400-419, ISBN 9788849619423. 

❯ GRECO Lorena (2019)

From the photographic set to the 3D visualization. Modeling of light sources in an IT environment and relationships with photography, in Collana 3d Modeling & BIM. Modelli e soluzioni per la digitalizzazione, a cura di Tommaso Empler, DEI Tipografia del Genio Civile, Rome, pp. 380-399, ISBN 978 8849619423.

❯ FARINELLA Cristian, GRECO Lorena (2018)

Strategies for the representation of vegetation in images and animations generated in computer graphics in 3D Modeling & BIM. Nuove frontiere, a cura di Tommaso Empler, DEI Tipografia del Genio Civile, Rome, pp. 382-393, ISBN 978 8849619416. 

❯ GRECO Lorena, ROSSI Maria Laura, SALVATORE Marta (2018)

Intorno al “mantello”. Considerazioni sulle geometrie della copertura del padiglione di Osaka di Maurizio Sacripanti in Disegno, Territories and frontiers of representation n.02, pp. 77-88, ISSN 2533-2899.

❯ FARINELLA Cristian, GRECO Lorena (2017) 

The dynamically sublime, vision, and image in architecture. The relationship between 3D graphics and physiology of vision in the construction of rendering images in Proceedings of the international and interdisciplinary conference Immagini?, MDPI, Basel (Switzerland), article n. 951, ISSN 2504-3900.

 

❯ GRECO Lorena, ROSSI Maria Laura, SALVATORE Marta (2017)

Riflessioni intorno alla forma del mantello del Padiglione di Osaka di Maurizio Sacripanti in UID Territori e frontiere della rappresentazione (Napoli, 14-16 Settembre 2017), Gangemi Editore, Roma, pp. 937-944, ISBN 978 8849285079.

❯ FARINELLA Cristian (2017)

Photography and photorealism, on the origin of photographic rendering in 3d Modeling & BIM. Progettazione, design, proposte per la ricostruzione, a cura di Tommaso Empler, DEI Tipografia del Genio Civile, Rome, pp. 370-383, ISBN 978 8849645019.

❯ GRECO Lorena (2017)

Modeling with light. The role of light in the construction of the rendering image in 3d Modeling & BIM. Progettazione, design, proposte per la ricostruzione, a cura di Tommaso Empler, DEI Tipografia del Genio Civile, Rome, pp. 414-425, ISBN 978 8849645019.

❯ Published Oteiza House in CURETON Paul (2017)

Landscape Representation. Digital and analogue techniques, Routledge, London, pp. 152-153, ISBN 978 1138940987.

❯ FARINELLA Cristian, GRECO Lorena (2016)

The expressivity of the sign in digital representation in 3D Modeling & BIM. Applicazioni e possibili futuri sviluppi, a cura di Tommaso Empler, DEI Tipografia del Genio Civile, Rome, pp. 277-295, ISBN 978 8849619317.

❯ FARINELLA Cristian, GRECO Lorena (2011)

Scavi archeologici come motore attivo del progetto urbano in Architettura & Information Technology, a cura di Antonino Saggio, Mancosu, Rome, pp. 270- 279, ISBN 978 8896589052. 

❯ Published Eva concept tower by SHAH Nikita (2011)

Drawing Architecture in Arhitekton building of illusion, n.10, p.59.