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Incredible Installations Allows Visitors to Walk on Clouds

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.”

Tetsuo Kondo Architects website
via [Lost at E Minor]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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