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Artificial Clouds << Studio: Asadov Architecture Studio << 2014 Winter Olympics Competition 2010 Aerospace Architecture Competition
What is this project about? Asadov has designed a performance-based system of modules called Clouds, which float about the ground surface. The arrangement of these clouds form covered foot spaces and interesting spacial effects. This project was the competition winner for the 2014 Winter Olympic complex in Sochi, Russia. The structure of Clouds, consists of aluminium skeletons fitted by a membrane fabric, divided into a number of compartments. Rigid connections between “clouds” stabilize their vertical movement and give stability to the whole structure. The structures are reachable by means of platform-boats, available
on each module, and are connected to the ground via wire cables. The Clouds actively cooperate with environment. (1) It can provide a cooling effect. Sets of rain funnels accumulate moisture in the lower parts of the cloud modules, which later ‘rain’ down to the ground surface below, or can be an alternative source of a firefighting. The solar elements integrated into the top layer of the modules, develop the necessary electric power for self-support, and illumination in the evening. The structure is also particularly innovative, incorporating separate air turbine modules within the ensemble.
(Above) Day Render (Facing) Night Render
Tutors: Stanislav Roudavski & Gwyllim Jahn