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Plastic Cloud-Shaped Pavilions

This Cloud-Shaped Sculpture is Made of Upcycled Plastic Bottles

— June 19, 2013 — Eco
The 'Head in the Clouds' installation uses over 50,000 upcycled plastic bottles to create an organic cloud-like structure for the Figment NYC festival. Designers Jason Klimoski of AIA and Lesley Chang of Studio Klimoski Chang Architects created this installation as a representation of the number of plastic bottles in an hour that are discarded every hour in New York City.

Visitors can walk through the contemplative interior space of the cloud to experience the light filtering through the bottles. The outer shell of the cloud is opaque and uniformly colored, but each of the bottles is filled with a small amount of blue-tinted water to mimic a cloud-filled blue sky.

The installation was set up on Governors Island in early June 2013, and was completely dismantled after the Figment NYC festival.
Trend Themes
1. Upcycled Plastic - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop new ways to upcycle plastic waste into functional and aesthetically pleasing structures.
2. Sustainable Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create environmentally friendly designs and installations that raise awareness about waste and environmental issues.
3. Interactive Art Installations - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Combine technology and art to create immersive and interactive experiences for viewers.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture and Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrate sustainable materials and practices into architectural designs, promoting eco-friendly and visually stunning structures.
2. Waste Management - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop innovative waste management solutions that promote recycling and upcycling to reduce the impact of plastic waste.
3. Art and Entertainment - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Merge art, technology, and audience participation to create unique and engaging art installations and experiences.
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