a prototype for an emotive architectural component
The emotive InteractiveWall is a dynamic wall composed of seven separate wall components that display real-time behaviour. The components bend themselves back and forth, displaying patterns of light on their skins, and projecting localized sound in response to the presence of a participant. As architecture becomes emotive, responsive, and interactive participants can influence its behaviour. In that sense architecture follows a general development in society towards participation, personalization and customization, which follows the evolution of contemporary mundane technologies. It is through projects such as the InteractiveWall that we can explore the possibilities of emotive architecture. It is through projects such as the InteractiveWall prototype that architecture will come alive.
Developed for Festo AG & Co. KG for the 2009 Hannover Messe, Germany
Project initiator: Dr. Wilfried Stoll, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Festo AG
Project managers: Professor Kas Oosterhuis, Chris Kievid, Bernard Sommer, Hyperbody, Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands | Michael Daubner, Andreas Dober, Burkhardt Leitner constructiv, Stuttgart, Germany | Markus Fischer, Festo AG & C
Project team: Dr. MarkDavid Hosale, Remko Siemerink, Vera Laszlo, Dieter Vandoren, Hyperbody | Robert Glanz, Domenico Farina, Burkhardt Leitner constructiv | Gerhard Bettinger, Roland Grau, Uwe Neuhoff, Festo AG & Co. KG
- silver DDC Award 2011
- nominated for the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany 2011
- GOOD DESIGN(TM) Award 2009
Publications Related to this project
- MarkDavid Hosale and Chris Kievid, "Modulating Territories, Penetrating Boundaries", in Footprint 6: Digitally-Driven Architecture, ed. Dr. Henriette Bier and Terry Knight (Footprint, 2010)
- MarkDavid Hosale and Chris Kievid, "InteractiveWall, a Prototype for an Emotive Architectural Component", in iA: No. 3, ed. by Kas Oosterhuis, Xin Xia, Owen Slootweg (Rotterdam: Episode Publishers, 2009), pp.70-83.
- Sergi Costa and Alex Sanchez, 1000 Details in Architecture (Loft Publications, 2010).
- Jane Burry and Mark Burry, The New Mathematics of Architecture (Thames & Hudson, 2010).
For more information please visit the Hyperbody InteractiveWall Site: