At the intersection of architecture, design and technology is höweler + yoon architecture and parallel development‘s ‘aviary’: an interactive audiovisual environment, which immerses entrants in a musical and kaleidoscopic grove of glass. The installation responds to human touch by displaying illumination and sound effects when felt. Like a communicative instrument, ‘aviary’ can be played by one or many users, producing varying tweets upon contact — a bird in flight or a one in its natural habitat resounds aloud. Each pole has a specialized set of related sounds that range from bird songs at their crown to abstracted interpretations at their base. A light touch on the surface of the glass cylinder creates a vertical burst of both light and noise, while a strong hold slowly fills the column with the entire audiovisual experience. Sliding up and down the pole at a slow pace causes a dynamic and harmonious blended effect, while a quicker movement results in a flare of light floating up to the top and migrating to adjacent poles, giving the illusion of a moving sound source.
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