Large-Scale Interactive Architecture: Wall 1.0


- Interface perception of vertical planar sites and of panoramic scale.


- The Prayers Drums is a large-scale interactive multi-touch/user installation.


- The visitors are invited to spin a large-scale array of virtual drums: the Wall.


- The Wall can be modified to fit the site-specific requirements. It can deployed on building facades or integrated to the inside architecture.


- Each of the drums – or tiles – possess a different sound source that react accordingly to the spinning amplitude.


- The system then mixes all the sound from all the tiles to create the cumulated soundscape.


- The wall is scalable and of arbitrary dimensions.


- The colors of the tiles reflect either their spinning velocity or their frequencies.


- The motion of the audience is interpreted either by cameras or by sensors that are retrofitted into the wall using proprietary multi-touch ruggedized capacitive arrays.



The Wall by:


Interaction and Entertainment Research Center (IERC),

Nanyang Technological University (NTU),



Prof. Louis-Philippe Demers - Principal Investigator

Armin Purkrabek - Research Associate

Phillip Schulze - Research Associate



Project funded by:

The Digital Realities Start-Up Grant

Nanyang Technological University



Thanks to:

Lee Shang Ping (IERC)

Chelsea Cheau-Shyr Wong (Interactive Media - School of Art, Design and Media)


© Demers / Purkrabek / Schulze 2009



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