Gallery: Studio Roosegaarde’s Lotus Dome is a Marriage of Science Ficti...

 

Like the opening scene from a science fiction movie, a figure walks into a dimly lit 17th-century church only to discover a giant, 7-foot-tall shining silver dome. As they reach to touch the futuristic globe, foils on the ball’s surface curl like flower petals away to reveal a brilliant light. Morphing in response to the warmth of human touch, Studio Roosegaarde’s intriguing Lotus Dome is an exploration into the dynamic spaces between humans and the technology and the structures they create.

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  1. Greg Blonder November 16, 2012 at 11:34 am

    The dome is stunning.

    If interested in learning more about the heat sensitive polyester foil, especially applications for saving energy in building, the original invention and a more detailed explanation is here:

    http://www.talusfurniture.com/comotion/index.htm

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