Part experiential art installation, part ecological project, Matthew Mazzotta's 'Cloud House' is a truly unique piece of architecture. Standing in a park in Springfield, Montana, the open, gabled structure's humbleness belies its impressive degree of technical abilities.
Ostensibly, Cloud House offers a simulacrum of a peaceful, rainy day in a farmhouse with the gentle sound of rain on a tin roof. Passersby can sit in the traditional rocking chairs inside, and, as they rock, they will automatically trigger a system that causes water to fall from the cartoonish rain cloud mounted above and onto the hut's roof.
On the ecological side, all the water collected in the cloud comes from actual rain, and when it falls onto the roof it in turn flows into planters that grow vegetables for the nearby farmers market. Cloud House thus simulates the experience of a rural farm in more ways than one.
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