A glowing, LED sphere hovers over a social housing estate in Copenhagen. Designed by Simon Hjermind Jensen's studio Shjworks as a gathering space that creates a strong relationship between people and place, The Cloud looks like a giant translucent sphere supported by nine steel legs grounded to three concrete feet.
The main element of this site-specific installation is a distorted sphere made from polycarbonate sheets sewn together with stainless steel wire. The team developed the sewing technique from their previous projects, which featured only two sewing lines. This time, the sphere has three points where the sewing lines meet, allowing the team to experiment with more complex forms.
The organically-shaped sculpture was installed in a recreational space surrounded by a road, trees and the housing estate. A paved path leads through the area, where the structure creates a semi-public space. The concrete feet act as seating structures.
Photos by Simon Hjermind Jensen