spherical structures float above the clouds for supertoys supertoys' futuristic residence

spherical structures float above the clouds for supertoys supertoys' futuristic residence

Above the Clouds: a whimsical residence by supertoys supertoys

 

Rotterdam-based art duo Supertoys Supertoys has envisioned ‘Above the Clouds,’ a floating residence designed specifically for an art and design collector. The resulting design combines the enchanting sensation of suspension in the air with breathtaking views of a vast mountain landscape. Drawing inspiration from the unconventional architect Antti Lovag, the residence features a playful arrangement of intersecting meta-ball iso-surfaces. This captures the ethereal essence of clouds, instilling a profound sense of liberation and joy with a touch of science fiction.

spherical structures float above the clouds for supertoys supertoys' futuristic residence
capturing the otherworldly essence of clouds | all images © Supertoys Supertoys

 

 

Radical Cuteness: infusing fantasy & playfulness into daily life

 

Known for their whimsical, playful, and joyful objects, the Dutch-German art duo reflect on Antti Lovag’s influence and highlight the incorporation of spheres, which not only establish a connection with nature but also evoke a feeling of childlike daydreaming. The arrangement of these spherical structures resembles an imaginative interpretation of clouds seen through the eyes of a child, building upon their concept of ‘Radical Cuteness,’ a term introduced by Supertoys Supertoys. They define Radical Cuteness as a way to infuse imagination into the fabric of everyday life. ‘This approach can be seen as a response to the harsh realities of our world, offering a sense of playfulness and hopefully allowing people to create their own world, embracing aspects beyond their current reality.’ 

 

Through their work, the team strives to bring joy, wonder, and connection into everyday life, reintroducing animist qualities and challenging preconceptions about the world and everything around us. With this cute and playful design, they seek to evoke a sense of nostalgia and joy, tapping into ‘our shared experiences, helping to bridge cultural differences and bringing people closer together.’

spherical structures float above the clouds for supertoys supertoys' futuristic residence
a playful arrangement of intersecting meta-ball iso-surfaces

 

 

reviving nostalgia and evoking joy

 

Supertoys’ floating architecture effortlessly integrates its interior spaces within and among intersecting spheres, creating alcove-like interiors that offer mesmerizing views of the clouds and landscape below. This design approach not only provides immersive living spaces but also amplifies the sense of weightlessness in mid-air, delicately balancing between reality and fantasy, tranquility and excitement.

 

The artists comment that ‘this tranquil yet exciting sensation of being suspended in the ethereal embrace of clouds not only represents a collector’s mind but hopefully also inspires the viewer to experience a similar joyful serenity.’ Within Above the Clouds, they have curated a collection of several pieces from their favorite artists and brands, including Gufram, KAWS, Campana Brothers, MSCHF, Toyqube x A Bathing Ape, as well as their very own creations.

spherical structures float above the clouds for supertoys supertoys' futuristic residence
the forms arouse a sense of liberation and joy with a touch of science fiction

spherical structures float above the clouds for supertoys supertoys' futuristic residence

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spherical structures float above the clouds for supertoys supertoys' futuristic residence
the use of spheres evokes a sense of childlike daydreaming

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spherical structures float above the clouds for supertoys supertoys' futuristic residence
the interior integrates the functions within the intersecting spheres, creating alcove-like spaces

 

 

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project info:

 

name: Above the Clouds

designers: Supertoys Supertoys | @supertoyssupertoys

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