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Cloudscapes at MOT Offers an Ethereal Experience

By: Meghan Young - Published: Aug 14, 2013 • References: tetsuokondo.jp and theverge
Cloudscapes at MOT (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo), is an interactive art installation that allows people to enjoy an experience they probably thought they would only be able to daydream about: walking through clouds. It is a manmade weather phenomenon that involves cooled and heated air pumping into the cube in three distinct layers. These layers keep the cloud floating at a pre-determined height.

A collaborative effort between Japanese studio Tetsuo Kondo Architects and environmental engineering firm Transsolar, Cloudscapes at MOT is an ethereal experience. Within the clear minimalist cube is a staircase that allows people to climb right through the cloud. All that is needed to complete the magical experience is the song, 'Stairway to Heaven,' to be playing in the background.