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Plinthos: A Multisensory Interactive Brick Structure [Pics]

Mab Architect's clay structure combines ancient design with new audio and visual technologies.

Naresh Kumar
Naresh Kumar on February 10, 2011.

Plinthos pavilion is an interactive, multisensory room designed by Mab Architecture and is made from perforated clay bricks that create a permeable surface in the walls for easy flow of air, light and sound. Plinthos consists of over 20,000 bricks that form a continuous floor and walls across the structure, with a background sound-scape and an expanding light constantly interacting with the visitors.

The room, reminiscent of ancient clay construction, is equipped with a camera that records the touching or shaking of stem lights in the floor by visitors and relays it to a computer for it to transform the information into visual and audio feedback with distinctive sound and color changes in the pavilion, allowing the user to become both the composer and observer simultaneously.

Watch a video of this captivating architectural marvel:


plinthos by mabarchitects from mab architects on Vimeo.

Plinthos Pavilion

[via Arch Daily]

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