A room full of clouds or is it really foam?

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 17 December 2013

At the Aichi Triennale 2013, is a room where visitors can imagine themselves walking up on the clouds on a dark night. Japanese artist Koehi Nawa has created this surreal experience from solutions like detergent, glycrin, and water. Yes, these clouds are actually huge globs of foam, which the installation, Foam, is named after.

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Once in a lifetime sight: The Grand Canyon filled with clouds

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 6 December 2013

The Grand Canyon, already stunning and awe-inspiring as is, became twice that last November 29 when low level clouds filled it to the brim. This scene was made possible by a rare atmospheric condition called a ‘temperature inversion’, a phenomenon where cool air rises and warm air lowers, both meeting at the right spot to […]

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In Tokyo, you can literally walk in the clouds

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Architecture on Wednesday 14 August 2013

Japanese architecture firm Tetsuo Kondo are at it again following their dreamy outing at Venice Biennale three years ago: they’ve traipsed over to the courtyard of the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo and built an impressive cubic two-storey space with a canopy of billowing clouds contained within.

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These tunneling clouds in the skies are… long

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 5 July 2013

Yes, there’s such as thing as a Morning Glory cloud, a special cloud that forms at altitudes of up to two kilometres and stretches for as long as 1,000 kilometers long. It happens when flowing, moist and cool air meets the inversion layer where air temperature atypically increases with height. This photo was taken by […]

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Clouds hiding indoors

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 3 July 2013

Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde, who is fascinated by the contrast of temporality and permanance, creates clouds indoors with the help of a remote-controlled smoke machine. The resulting works are simply breathtaking.

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Traveling by air on clouds could be the way of the future

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Architecture on Tuesday 2 July 2013

It may only be a concept proposal, but we can’t stop dreaming about Tiago Barros’ Passing Cloud plan. The eco-friendly transportation in the skies emits zero exhaust, is made of heavy duty balloons held together like fluffy clouds, and designed to take its passengers where the winds blow. This was one of the ideas submitted […]

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Clouds that look like a surrealist painting

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Friday 24 May 2013

If you’re anything like me, you have a fascination with clouds. Lucky for us, there’s a cloud appreciation society that shares the same interest. There’s one type of cloud formation in particular, the asperatus cloud, that’s got our collective jaws on the floor. It looks as if it came right out of one of Van […]

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Poetic charcoal drawings of clouds by Hilary Brace

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Friday 12 April 2013

Check out these majestic charcoal drawings by Hilary Brace. They seem to point back to a childhood fantasy of playing in the clouds. Brace creates a whole new world set just above our heads in the stratosphere. Each stunning image is soft, grey, and moody. I can almost feel the soft chill of these clouds and mist.

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Giant surf’s up in the sky

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Thursday 3 January 2013

Nature is so cool. Sometime last year, some clouds — under the influence of what’s known as the Kelvin-Helmholtz phenomenon — came to pass in Alabama, Birmingham. The crest-like cloud formation happens when an upper layer of warm air moves faster than the denser, colder layer (with clouds or fog) below it, and surges it […]

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Photos of high-altitude cloud snaps

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By The Flying Dutchman in New Photography on Thursday 13 December 2012

Crisp, atmospheric, and infinitely less tacky than your average desktop background, these stills, taken from the open door of a high-flying aircraft, have a sense of suspended drama worthy of an Ansel Adams image. The craft is indeed alive and well, and often miles above the surface of the earth.

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Photos of dying icebergs and dramatic cloudscapes

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By Francis Andrews in New Photography on Friday 17 August 2012

American photographer Camille Seaman has released a stunning collection of images of dying icebergs and apocalyptic cloudscapes. Her work is powerful, atmospheric and highly accomplished, not surprising given she has studied alongside such luminaries as Sebastien Salgado and Steve McCurry.

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Rio de Janeiro’s Favela Cloud concept

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Architecture on Friday 27 July 2012

Three architects from Denmark’s Aalborg University have a vision for Rio de Janeiro’s public spaces: the Favela Cloud concept. You can read all about it at their WordPress blog, but essentially they call it ‘urban hybrid architecture’ and boosts a celestial-like, ethereal-looking open plaza for all manners of activities, while shading people with clusters on the top level that look like a cross between clouds and honeycombs.

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Incredible indoor cloud installation by Berndnaut Smilde

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By Dean Christ in New Art on Friday 9 March 2012

I remember thinking that I would never experience an art installation as profound as Olafur Eliasson’s artificially created rainbow in a room. Well, Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde has created a installation where, by controlling the humidity and atmospheric pressure in a room, he can conjure up surreal clouds that float elegantly inside a room. An ephemeral beauty that lasts for just a moment but is captured forever as a photograph, proving Daliesque scenes can occur with a little help from science.

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Martin John Callanan’s A Planetary Order

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By Casper Johansson in New Art on Wednesday 8 July 2009

A Planetary Order is an art project by Martin John Callanan featuring a ‘terrestrial globe showing clouds from one single moment in time, thereby subtly highlighting the fragility and interdependence of the Earth’s environmental systems’. The data to make the globe came from satellites overseen by NASA and the European Space Agency.

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New York City colour study

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By Gerry Mak in Cool Travel on Tuesday 8 April 2008

Canadian designer Michael Surtees takes pictures of the same patch of sky every day as seen from his Manhattan apartment.

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