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The D151ort Pavilion is an architectural device to transform our experience of sound and light. It explores the potentials of parametric design, is informed by material logic, and is inspired by the urban experience.
The result of a transatlantic collaboration between architecture students from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture in Copenhagen and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture in New York produced an innovative sound installation for the most progressive international music festival located in Denmark: The Copenhagen Distortion Music Festival.
The D151ort Pavilion is the centerpiece of the festival, a digitally fabricated, reconfigurable, acoustic pavilion made up of 151 sound absorptive cones arranged in a hexagonal geometric configuration. The graphic quality of light projected from the triangular cones emphasizes the shape and structural character of the installation. The mobile installation visited four venues during the festival, taking center stage in an outdoor plaza, in a small nightclub, in a grand hall, and in a teeming lobby. The project would not have been possible without the expertise, knowledge, and generosity of Akustikmiljö of Sweden. Special thanks for time and resources donated by the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture in Copenhagen, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture, CITA, Method Design, Krydsrum Arkitekter, Statens Kunstfond, and of course the Copenhagen Distortion Music Festival.