New Cloud Over London
The Cloud. Image by GMJ.
The latest pavilion entry to the London 2012 Olympics aims to achieve a new level of lightness. Arguing that the typical structures devised for such events are ponderous and static in nature, the diverse team of architects, artists, and engineers orchestrated by MIT’s Senseable City Lab have proposed a Cloud pavilion consisting of a collection of inhabitable bubbles elevated above two large towers. As proposed, the Cloud would be powered by solar, wind, water, and human-driven sources, and the spheres would be filled with human “particles” comprised by pavilion visitors. If selected, the Cloud would certainly be one of the most daring inflatable structures built.