Walk in the Clouds

Photo: Yasuhiro Takagi

Want to walk in the clouds? Now you can, thanks to Cloudscapes, a collaboration by Japanese studio Tetsuo Kondo Architects and environmental engineering firm Transsolar, located at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo.

The indoor cloud is created by pumpking three layers of air into the structure: cold dry air at the bottom, humid hot hair in the middle, and hot dry air on top. Visitors can then immerse themselves in the clouds that form in the middle layer.

Photo: Yasuhiro Takagi

"The temperature and humidity inside the container are controlled to keep the clouds at their desired height," The project stated, "The edges of the clouds are sharp yet soft, and always in motion. Their colour, density and brightness are constantly changing in tune with the weather and time of day."

The Tokyo installation is actually the second Cloudscapes that Tetsuo Kondo and Transsolar had created. Their first, located in Venice, Italy in 2010, was created for the 12th International Architecture Exhibition.

From Tetsuo Kondo's project page:

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