Wooden pavilion for insects
Interactive Wood Pavilion in Rome. Insects create music

Wunderbugs is an interactive wooden pavilion, with sensors that collect the variations of the landscape and allow insects to modulate a musical composition, created by Francesco Lipari and Vanessa Todaro of OFL Architecture

It is a project by Francesco Lipari and Vanessa Todaro of OFL Architecture and was installed for the first time during the second edition of Maker Faire Europe, last October in the spaces of the hanging gardens of the Parco della Musica Auditorium in Rome

Insect pavilion in the open air

The world of insects is the undisputed protagonist of Wunderbugs

Insect pavilion in the open air

In fact, in its interior six interactive spherical ecosystems are equipped with Arduino and light, proximity and movement sensors, from which the main vital parameters of plants and insects are traced and extrapolated and then transformed into music

Insect pavilion in the open air

Its architecture which is entirely dedicated to the relationship between man and insect, it combines pure craftsmanship with the use of numerical control machines

Insect pavilion in the open air

Inspired by the typical shapes of the Roman Baroque, hybridized with geometries that insects are able to produce, the pavilion was conceived as an aggregation of simple and repetitive elements

Insect pavilion in the open air

The pavilion can assume infinite configurations thanks to the modularity obtained through the careful combination of 1104 arc modules, 92 rhombuses that make it possible to alternate and adjust the solids and voids and 198 wooden knots that regulate the circular or curved course

Insect pavilion in the open air

Combining technology, architecture and pavilion geometry, Wunderbugs becomes an open-air room equipped with an audio system in which music acts as a link between nature and man, an inseparable link with the harmony of the world

Insect pavilion in the open air

The project is supported by the valuable collaboration of a multidisciplinary team composed of Chiara Settanni (biologist), Marco Pesoli (sound engineer), Vincenzo Core (composer), Giulio Vitale (beekeeper) and Sebastian Di Guardo (architect)

Insect pavilion in the open air

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