A system of rooftop structures, Clouds Observatory cools outdoor temperatures to reduce environmental impacts

City centers are touted for having lower carbon footprints than their suburban counterparts. Shorter commutes and smaller homes may make this the case, but urban heat islands complicate this sustainability issue. Clouds Observatory is a design strategy for reducing heat pollution—it’s a set of floating pods that deflect heat in a stylish, yet seamless way.

Spanish architect Nina Gonzalez Vives designed the plastic clouds as a tool for decreasing urban heat, with the least possible power consumption.

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