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A thin shell pavilion with an audio feedback program invites engagement.
Apertures, the amorphous pavilion designed and fabricated by Baumgartner+Uriu (B+U) with students from SCI-Arc, challenges two of architectureâ€™s defining dualities: the distinction between wall and window, and the division between exterior and interior. â€œConceptually, we were looking at objects that are multi-directional and have apertures as their main theme,â€ said partner Herwig Baumgartner. â€œThat was one aspect of it; the other was the barriers between inside and outside and how we can dissolve these. Weâ€™re interested in architecture thatâ€™s responsive through either movement or sound.â€ As visitors pass through or otherwise engage with the 16-foot-tall, 1/8-inch-thick structureâ€™s many rounded openings, attached heat sensors trigger sounds based on human bio-rhythms, creating a feedback loop that encourages active exploration of the space. Read More