CLOUD HOUSE

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title: CLOUD HOUSE
Photo Credit: Tim Hawley
Lead Artist(s):

Description:

A unique rain harvesting system that creatively reuses the rainwater it collects to provide a deeper look into the natural systems that give us the food we eat. A gutter system collects rain that hits the roof and directs it to storage tank underneath the house. Sitting in the rocking chairs triggers a pump that brings the collected rainwater up into the ‘cloud’ to drop onto the roof, producing that warm pleasant sound of rain on a tin roof. This rainwater also drops from the tops of the windows onto the edible plants growing in the windowsills. Designed to collect rainwater for the ‘cloud’ to rain, this display of the water-cycle illustrates our fragile dependence on the natural systems that grow the food we eat, and at points throughout the year when there is low rainfall, the ‘cloud’ will not rain on the roof because it is simply out of water.

PROJECT LOCATION

Public Space
Located at Springfield, MO’s largest farmers market, CLOUD HOUSE is a poetic counterpoint to the well-attended market and offers a meditative moment to slow down, enjoy the fresh edible plants, and listen to rain on a tin roof.
Farmers Park
2144 E Republic Rd
Springfield, MO 65804
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

Farmers Park
PROJECT DETAILS

Permanent
255,000
$250,000-$499,999
Private
Installation, Kinetic, Landscape, Site integrated architectural work, Site integrated landscape architectural work, Sound
Found/Recycled Objects, Metal, Plant material, Sound, Wood
2016
2017