The Able Skin

The Able Skin is a media structure designed by architect Emilio Galiacho to hide any emblematic building that is not allowed to have a natural death, that is kept alive artificially through restoration, citation and simulation. A virtual reality installation allows participants to tour the first Able Skin, which covers Palladios Villa Rotonda. The participant's motion controls the point of view in the projected environments on the wall and the floor.
Name in spanish: La Piel Capaz
Year of Creation: 1997
Technique: Computers, projector, 3D wireless tracking system, sound system
Dimensions: Variable dimensions
Keywords: indoor, sound, projection, tracker.
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1997 - Festival Internacional de Info-arquitectura, MOPU, Madrid, Spain


  • Next Festival, Karlstad, Sweden, 2000.
  • Art Futura '99 Festival, Sevilla, Spain, 1999.
  • Arte Virtual, Realidad Plural, Museo de Monterrey, Monterrey, México, 1997 - 1998.
  • Festival Internacional de Info-arquitectura, MOPU, Madrid, Spain, 1997.


  • Emilio López-Galicho - Concept, visuals
  • Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Will Bauer - interactive installlation