CLOUD HOUSE

PROJECT OVERVIEW

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

Description:
<p>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 &lsquo;cloud&rsquo; 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 &lsquo;cloud&rsquo; 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 &lsquo;cloud&rsquo; will not rain on the roof because it is simply out of water.</p>
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
ecoartspace
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