MUURmelaar, a quirky translation of “a mumbling wall person”, is an interactive architectural facade that translates the behavior of passers-by into a dynamic soundscape of intriguing sounds and rhythms. The architectural responsiveness aims to augment the material experience of the facade, enliven the act of passing through the narrow pathway, and provide meaning to the building within the greater neighborhood setting. MUURmelaar aims to create a dialogue between passers-by and architecture that is anticipative rather than reactive, nudging the behaviors and social interactions of passers-by,
MUURmelaar forms the result of the collaboration between the architectural office DMOA and the research group Research[x]Design (RxD) at the Department of Architecture of KU Leuven.
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