NoRA – Nordic Research Application

The NoRA structure designed by students of Architecture & Design, Aalborg University, was presented at the Venice Architecture Biennale as an interactive architecture exploring how advanced architectural computing and sensor technology could attach the individual perception of place to temporary structures acting as agents for urban experiences. Architectural entities often closing up communication with the urban environment were questioned in a media architecture where the ‘capsules’ of urbanism contains a particular quality.

NoRA - night 1 

How it performs:

The structure is able to be disassembled and moved to other locations as research platform, exhibitions and show kitchen. The satelites located around the building are tracking the flow activity using infrared cameras and translate this signal into a variating light and sound scheme. During performances the building sound, light and cameras can be controlled by the performers and the activities recorded to database and the internet.
See the project data and process.
Read paper describing the project. 

NoRA - dayNoRA - satelite 

NoRA - plan, section

All illustrations prepared by the NoRA Design Team.

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