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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

Silk Road Map Evolution / OFL Architecture

Courtesy of OFL Architecture
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.