Manipulating the microclimates of urban environments might allow architects new means of creating the urban mega-structures of the near future.

Awarding Qatar the 2022 World Cup raised a few eyebrows at the time, but the country has proved they aren’t finished dispensing surprises. They have proposed designing a man made cloud to help keep footballers cool while competing

The “cloud,” filled with helium and built of light carbon material, would use four solar-powered engines for maneuvering between the stadium and the sun to provide shade.

With this in mind, it’s worth considering a tantalizing suggestion floated by BLDGBLG concerning the future interweaving of urban architecture and cloud architectures.

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