Worst of the worst times, worst possible night mares
If they all come right at me one by one
I swear I hope that’s the end of me.
Soon enough the flowers they bloom
Their yours to seek
You’ll know my dark past
I’m done I’m giving up, bad days I’ve had enough
It’s okay the sun won’t shine on me again
But this song will never end itself
Seasons die one by one, and comes back to life.
-amazarashi, kisetsuwa tsugi tsugi shindeiku
Hi there! this is my entry for hdsgcontest.
FIRST, I must apologies for submitting my entry so late :^: I’ve been working on this for a very long time, but something kept comming up and it ended up like this. I wish I could have done a better job, really. And also this song kills me every single time I hear it *single tear
No matter what the weather is doing outside you can now have a personalized thunderstorm for one right inside your home whenever you like. This is Cloud, an awesome interactive light shaped like a cumulus cloud created by multidisciplinary designer Richard Clarkson. Clarkson’s Cloud simulates a thunderstorm using motion sensors (or a remote control) to activate lightning and thunder displays in response to the user’s presence. It’s a smart cloud!
“The Cloud is an Arduino-controlled, motion-triggered lightning & thunder performance, as well as a music-activated visualizing speaker. As an interactive lamp and speaker system designed to mimic a thundercloud in appearance, The Cloud employs embedded motion sensors to create unique lightning and thunder shows while providing entertainment value and inspiring awe. This is a kind of magic, not based on illusions and trickery, but on sensors and code. Featuring a powerful speaker system, The Cloud allows its beholder to stream music via any Bluetooth compatible device and can adapt to any desired lighting, color and brightness.”
Watch this video to get a better look at how the Cloud works:
Dutch firm RAAAF (Rietveld Architecture-Art-Affordances), along with Atelier de Lyon, took the monolithic form of a concrete WWII bunker and revealed its insides by slicing the structure cleanly in half. Built to shelter up to 13 soldiers during bombing raids, the bunker is one of 700 constructed by the New Dutch Waterline (NDW), a military line of defense in use from 1815 until 1940. It took 40 days for a diamond wire saw to cut through the bunker and reveal the unusual spaces hidden inside. With the addition of a pathway that intersects its halves, “Bunker 599″ makes visible, accessible, and tangible a unique part of Dutch history. RAAAF will be one of over 60 architects taking part in the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial this fall.