Sensual Immersion Pavilion
Client Urbantine Project
Location London, UK
As we sift through an ever-increasing tide of information, the future workspace must be both well and lens for creative impulses. No longer a purely technical interface, it creates a sensitive digital environment, interacting with all the senses. Awakening and heightening dormant neurological networks, the future work environment allows for dense communication across many levels, spurring creative collaboration and a proactive reconditioning of the human organism.
Utilizing nascent rapid-prototyping techniques, our installation consists of computer-milled polystyrene modules, strengthened and sealed with a sprayed polyestylene coating. Prefabricated off-site, these light-weight component are quickly assembled with integrated media chambers that excite the senses.
Guests are first intrigued by the installation’s unusual form and corral-like coves. Tentatively circulating around it, viewers gradually succumb to their curiosity, first glancing into one of media cones, then climbing into a media niche or finally exploring one of the interior caves. As each cove pulses with modulated colors and light, the senses are teased and provoked: a scent of lavender transitions to shades of jasmine, dark rhythmic sounds change to a garbled underwater soundtrack, or guest’s weight tactilely shifts from solid ground to fluid foam. Forgotten memories are rediscovered or new visions emerge; some guest are soothed and relaxed while others are provoked - welcome to SENSUAL IMMERSION: a future working environment