The MUDAM Museum in Luxembourg recently installed an exhibit that features solar-powered fake clouds. While skylights are a nice addition to a room, the can also make a space extremely warm. These clever could-shaped balloons help to keep sunny rooms cool and comfortable.
The exhibit was produced by a group of Dutch designers from 'Studio Toer.' The exhibit is installed in a glass-roofed pavilion, which is filled with light on a sunny day. When natural light enters the room, the solar-panels on the fake clouds are activated and they will inflate to provide a functional source of shade. The color-shaped balloons inflate slowly and silently to create an umbrella-like effect over visitors. Not only do the fake clouds provide refuge from the sun, but they also help the museum save energy.
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