We’ve seen indoor clouds captured by clever photographers, but this installation by Japanese architecture firm Tetsuo Kondo Architects in collaboration with environmental engineering firm Transsolar allows viewers to actually enter a giant, transparent cube and walk on clouds. Originally located in the Sunken Garden of the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, the installation known as Cloudscapes gave visitors the surreal opportunity to climb through varying air conditions and stand amidst billowing clouds.
The effect within the contained cubic environment is a three-layer design that participants could climb a central staircase through. As the project states: “The temperature and humidity inside the container are controlled to keep the clouds at their designed height. The air inside the container forms three distinct strata, one cool and dry, at the bottom, a warm and humid middle stratum, and a hot and dry stratum at the top. The warm, humid layer is where the clouds form.”