The 'Cloud Seeding Pavilion' Uses White Balls As Cloud Particles

By: Ady Floyd - Aug 25, 2015
References: moduarchitecture & dezeen
MODU created the Cloud Seeding Pavilion, which features 30,000 white plastic balls that move around the clear window-like roofing. Each plastic ball is designed to look like a particle from a cloud that is floating and swaying in the wind.

The title of this pavilion is a direct interpretation of its name. Cloud seeding is a weather modification that attempts to alter the amount of cloud precipitation. The roof of this pavilion mimics this idea by using free-moving white balls that float above the heads of those using the pavilion. The balls are designed to move whenever there is wind. Whether it is a light breeze or forceful gust, the balls instantly react by moving about the enclosed roofing area.

The canopy that contains the tiny balls is made of mesh fabric and the entire structure takes up 2,500 square feet of space.