Siting on the roof terrace of the National Art Museum of China, the innovative design of the Cloud Room stands out for its subtle and elegant way of connecting man to nature.
The means to achieve this link to the exterior are unperceptive and the first impression you have once you enter is given by the subconscious. The white polycarbonate panels revolve according to the wind and cast shadows on a secondary polycarbonate layer. The reflections and the permanent changing light and shadows make the place feel alive, just like the outside.
The panels follow a computer generated profile that imitates the movement of the clouds, reflecting the dynamics of the natural world. Once you understand how this system works you can enter a state of trance, meditate and observe the urban picture through the translucent interior screen, intertwined with the wind and sun.
The sensations one gets inside are priceless and genuine, one of a kind perceptions of the urban fabric surrounding the object.
Architects: Bing Bu Architect
Project: Cloud Room
Location: Beijing, China
Building status: built
Project size: 69 m2
Photographer: Shen Zhonghai
Software used: AutoCAD, 3ds MAX