blight blight & blight's structure collects rainwater and uses it to create a cloud at random intervals
 

blight blight & blight's structure collects rainwater and uses it to create a cloud at random intervals

blight blight & blight architects began looking into self-supporting ‘tensegrity’ structures explored by buckminster fuller and researched by mark richardson in his PhD. a giant monument of bolts held in tension, however, was going to have a problem with condensation in fluctuating temperatures. the design team turned this into a feature – a solar-powered module attaches to the end of each bolt which collects the condensation and expels it as humidified mist, turning the whole monument into a responsive cloud-generating machine.

blight blight & blight's structure collects rainwater and uses it to create a cloud at random intervals
a monument of bolts held in tension would have a problem with condensation in fluctuating temperatures

 

 

the catch is that the australian based firm blight blight& blight‘s cloud generating event is totally dependent on the natural weather cycles. therefore, no one ever knows when it’s going to generate a cloud. catching a glimpse of this rare event will be surprising and unique.

blight blight & blight's structure collects rainwater and uses it to create a cloud at random intervals
a solar-powered module which collects the condensation and expels it as humidified mist

blight blight & blight's structure collects rainwater and uses it to create a cloud at random intervals
BB&B architects began looking into self-supporting ‘tensegrity’ structures

blight blight & blight's structure collects rainwater and uses it to create a cloud at random intervals
the whole monument is a responsive cloud-generating machine

blight blight & blight's structure collects rainwater and uses it to create a cloud at random intervals
BB&B’s cloud generating event is totally dependent on the natural weather cycles

blight blight & blight's structure collects rainwater and uses it to create a cloud at random intervals
no one ever knows when it’s going to generate a cloud

blight blight & blight's structure collects rainwater and uses it to create a cloud at random intervals
BB&B explored buckminster fuller’s work and mark richardson’s PhD research

blight blight & blight's structure collects rainwater and uses it to create a cloud at random intervals
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blight blight & blight's structure collects rainwater and uses it to create a cloud at random intervals
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blight blight & blight's structure collects rainwater and uses it to create a cloud at random intervals
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edited by: apostolos costarangos | designboom

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