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Insects and Humans Harmonize in a Symphony of Architectural Sound in this Roman Installation

Within the walls of OFL Architecture's open-air wooden pavilion, the term "built environment" truly earns its keep. In Wunderbugs, humans become spectators of the natural world as insects toil away in six spherical ecosystems, and sensors weave movements into a web of data. Upon entering the pavilion, visitors are transformed into components of an interactive soundtrack harvested from the sensors and broadcast in the space, uniting the insect and human experience. The project was conceived for the second annual Maker Faire Europe in Rome, where it was installed earlier this month.

Enter the interactive acoustic experience of Wonderbugs after the break.

Courtesy of OFL Architecture Six biospheres each feature different types of ecosystems and insects. Image Courtesy of OFL Architecture Speakers embedded in the structure play the data-composed musical soundtrack. Image Courtesy of OFL Architecture Arduino sensors embedded in the structure measure human movements in the pavilion. Image Courtesy of OFL Architecture

St. Horto Winning Proposal / OFL Architecture

Courtesy of OFL Architecture
Courtesy of OFL Architecture

Stemming from the idea of creating a perfect synergy between architecture, nature and social technologies, the competition winning proposal for the St. Horto project by OFL Architecture fits perfectly within the project area in Rome. By redefining the boundaries through a game of compressions and expansions, the architects create a dynamic and attractive space. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Nuovo Palazzo Della Provincia di Bolzano / OFL architecture + rabatanalab

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Courtesy of OFL architecture + rabatanalab

Nuovo Palazzo Della Provincia di Bolzano by OFL architecture and rabatanalab was born out of the desire to establish an historical continuity between the present and the past in Bolzano, Italy.  The study was carried out on the innovative facade system as a new organism that recalls the iconography of the symbols of the city, such as the Duomo, while using contemporary technology.

More on this project after the break.

Silk Road Map Evolution / OFL Architecture

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Courtesy of OFL Architecture

Roma-based OFL Architecture shared with us their winning proposal for the Silk Road Map International Competition. See more images and architect’s description after the break.