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Tomas Saraceno 

 Poetic Cosmos of the Breath, 2007

Poetic Cosmos was an experimental solar dome launched at dawn on September 22, 2007, in Gunpowder Park, Essex. Saraceno’s utopian vision for cities that float in the air—transforming and joining together like clouds—led him to create a series of experimental structures such as balloons or inflatable modular platforms that could be inhabited and exploit natural energies.

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Tomás Saraceno: Cloud City

Argentine artist Tomás Saraceno’s magnificent modular structures are currently taking over the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City until November 4th, 2012. Saraceno’s complex architectural works are inspired by structures found in nature. Based on geometric modules and constructed with the use of reflective material, these bubble-like habitable bio-domes can be admired from the ground or experienced by the viewer from the inside. Saraceno’s work ultimately extends architecture and art installation into the realm of science, allowing the viewer to experience alternate ways of living and interacting with the environment. For more information on this work and other projects by Saraceno, visit his website here.

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IG Presents: Tomas Saraceno 

Saraceno explored the concept of levitating buildings and the interplay between wind and sound. His Cloud City project – a network of balloons, suspended on spider webs that create an impression of walking on air, is powered entirely by human energy. The body is exposed to physical changes in the environment, directly caused by another human being. Similarly, in his newest project uses a renewable energy source-wind-in combination with latest technologies in the field of lightweight materials and sustainable energy technologies.

Tomas Saraceno