Animated Airport Cloud Sculpture

‘Cloud’ is an amazing kinetic scultpure that was designed for Bristish Airways’ new Terminal Five at Heathrow Airport by the art and design collective Troika. ‘Cloud’ uses 4,638 flip dots that are individually controlled by a computer to create amazing animations on the surface of the sculpture.

Flip dots were originally used back in the ’70s and ’80s to make moving signage. Since they’re often used in airports and train stations schedule boards, Troika felt they’d be a great medium to use for ‘Cloud’ because “sound they generate is also instantly reminiscent of travel.” After the jump, check out an incredible video of this beautiful sculpture in action.


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