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Cloudscapes – an Installation Exploring our Environmental Impact

Claudscapes by Tetsuo Kondo Architects and Transsolar

Right now I have quite a few things that I would like to share with you here, but in-between holidays, future planing and other little jobs, writing gets slightly behind the rest of the things. However, I still have a week to do as much writing as I can before we move to the other side of the world. Then I might be gone for a while, but no need to worry, you can follow all the inspirations of our new adventures on my personal Instagram account and on ideasblock account.

And now let’s get back to today’s story. It has been a while since we had an interdisciplinary art piece here on the blog. Therefore, I would like to share with you one great installation by Tetsuo Kondo Architects and Transsolar, who collaborated to create a piece exploring sustainability and climate change. Cloudscapes – a temporary artificial cloud, fragile and easily destroyed by too many people in the space, invites us to think about our impact on the environment. It reminds us the importance of maintaining a balance with our planet and its ecosystems.

Claudscapes by Tetsuo Kondo Architects and Transsolar

First presented at Venice Architecture Bienalle in 2010, Cloudscapes is an artificial cloud installation, formed in an indoor space based on the physical phenomenon of saturated air. The lowest air layer is the heaviest – cool and dry. The middle layer, where the vapour is released, is lighter and warmer, and the top layer is the lightest – warm and humid. During the installation people can observe this artificial cloud from below or above as well as immerse straight into it.

Cloudscapes was also presented at the exhibition held for UN climate change summit in Paris. The installation invited visitors to explore and form their own opinion on the topic of climate change. Questioning the difference between natural and man-made phenomenon.

Here is a video from one of the latest Cloudscapes exhibitions in Karlsruhe, Germany (video is in German):

Claudscapes by Tetsuo Kondo Architects and Transsolar

Claudscapes by Tetsuo Kondo Architects and Transsolar

Claudscapes by Tetsuo Kondo Architects and Transsolar

Claudscapes by Tetsuo Kondo Architects and Transsolar

Claudscapes by Tetsuo Kondo Architects and Transsolar

All the images are the property of Cloudscapes team – Tetsuo Kondo Architects and Transsolar.

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