Interactive Installations and Suggestive Experiences. A Project for the Home of M. Obellius Firmus in Pompeii

  • M. Capone
  • D. PalombaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 919)


The contemporary cultural context has become increasingly fascinated by the multiple cognitive systems dedicated to Cultural Heritage. The development of often captivating methods of communication, the possibilities offered by increasingly innovative and sophisticated technologies, encourages experimentation as well as the development of alternative forms of communication and education. There are various professionals interested and involved in this sector. IT specialists, artists, architects, engineers, archaeologists, art and architecture historians, all take part in the conception of new communication models in tune with contemporary iconographic culture. This paper discusses the project of a temporary multi-sensory installation designed for the Roman Pompeian domus of M. Obellius Firmus, developed as part of the DiARC Master of Science in Design for the Built Environment. Images, sounds, videos, physical and virtual installations are used to guide the visitor in a cognitive experience of the domus. The main theme of the installation, interpreted in different ways, is the water path in the domus. The installation aims to highlight the high technological content as well as the application of the bioclimatic principles present in a Pompeian house dating back to the late Samnite age.


Pompeian Domus Anamorphosis Installations Virtual reality 



The illustrated project was developed under the co-ordination of the authors by Maria Taurisano as part of her Master’s Degree thesis in Design for the Built Environment of DiARC entitled Living Pompeii. A “site-specific” installation performing Obellio Firmo Domus.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Architecture (DiARC)University of Naples Federico IINaplesItaly

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