'Cloudscapes' art installation puts the viewer inside a man-made weather pattern
Human-generated clouds are nothing new, but there’s something particularly stunning about this collaboration between Japanese studio Tetsuo Kondo Architects and environmental engineering firm Transsolar — a combination of minimalist architecture (that brings to mind Apple’s cube-shaped store in NYC) and ethereal floating clouds. According to Dezeen, the cloud is formed from cooled and heated air being pumped into the cube in three distinct layers. Cold air sits in the bottom of the cube, with a second layer of warm, humid air in the middle, and a top layer of hot, dry air completing the atmosphere inside the cube. Those layers, as well as strict temperature and humidity controls, keep the clouds floating at the height originally intended by the artists.