The virtual reconstruction of the tablinium of Villa of the Papyri is organized as a cave (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment). It envisages an immersive experience in the space of the villa between the square peristyle and tablinium in order to show the heart of the building. The cave is a modern system of virtual reality reproduction.
It is based on the realization of a cubic room, on whose walls images are projected with computer graphic. So the users find themselves in an immersive and involving three-dimensional space.
There are different kinds of cave, depending on the side walls you want to realize and if you want to reproduce the floor and the ceiling of the virtual space. The cave requires projectors and various electronic calculators, but above all an appropriate software that oversees and synchronizes the various projections and, when expected, interacts with the user.
The tablinium of the Roman domus was situated on axis with the entrance and served as a living room closed with curtains used to receive clients. During the ancient period it was used as dining room; later an appropriate room was created and it was called triclinium. There were summer and winter triclinium: these latter, in the open, were under an arbour and adorned with fountains and water features.