Thursday, September 23, 2010

VIDEO: A Real Cloud Trapped Inside a Building!

This is not a photo of the smokers' lounge... 
Turns out its of a pretty cool art installation called Cloudscape... and it is what it looks like, an actual cloud trapped inside a building! Of course this cloud is artificially made, but has the same fundamental properties as the ones your used to seeing waaaaay up in the sky...
Architect Testuo Kondo thought that putting real clouds inside the building could be a good idea. Since he couldn't herd a Cumulonimbus through a window, he asked climate engineering company Transsolar to actually create the cloud itself. To do that, the company pumped three layers of air at different humidity and temperature points, and then used machines to generate the cloud itself, which floated still in the middle of the empty space.

via gizmodo

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