'The Cloud,' the name for a building in the New Congress Center in Rome, shows the surrealist leanings of the architects at Studio Fuksas. The building's interior is made from steel rebar that is warped and bent into seemingly impossible formations, as if the building had begun to melt before solidifying into its current shape.
The New Congress Center consists of two buildings: a public auditorium and a hotel. Interestingly, the exteriors of these buildings look like any other glass-covered office building. Upon closer inspection, though, the nebulous form of The Cloud itself can be seen through the glass. Inside, Studio Fuksas has crafted The Cloud to warp at absurd angles and curves. Despite its odd shape, the steel rebar that makes up The Cloud is strong enough to keep the building safe from earthquakes.
Studio Fuksas' 'The Cloud' Looks Like a Surrealist Image
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