Client / Fabian Danker (Northumbria University) and ¡VAMOS! Festival / Newcastle upon Tyne, UK / 2014
Fabian Danker designed and constructed a chill-out pavilion for this annual festival that celebrates Latin and Lusophone culture. The structure creates an experiential micro-climate, in which responsive lighting and a bespoke soundscape (by sound artist James Armstrong aka Slow Clinic) reflect Latin American culture: experientially transporting visitors to the subcontinent. The piece was presented at each weekend site of the ¡VAMOS! Festival throughout its duration, as well as the Northumbria Architecture final degree show.
Attaya Projects partly sponsored the project by designing interactive lighting to the piece. The role of the lightning was to bring the pavilion to life by making it visually react to the soundscape provided by the sound artist. Therefore, we used sound-activated RGB LED-strips (based on a LadyAda design) that followed the architectural lines of the structure.
Other sponsors include Northumbria University, Decorpanel Limited, RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), BAM Construct UK, Willmott Dixon Construction, Norbord, Max Fixings, and s h e d (Studio Horn Engineering Design).
Photo by Dru Dodd
Fabian Danker’s model of the pavilion
Electronics for the lighting
Tests and installation