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Tomas Saraceno‘Observatory, Air-Port-City’, 2008

Tomas Saraceno creates experimental sculptures that alter our experience of the built environment. Including balloons and inflatable constructions, his sculptures often resemble networks of floating cells or suspended habitats, including airborne gardens, floating bridges and large-scale models for futuristic dwellings. Combining visual elegance with rigorous engineering, Saraceno’s ethereal sculptures explore the history of utopian modernism while questioning our relationship to nature and natural phenomena. ?

In Observatory, Air-Port-City Saraceno imagines and constructs a flying airport. An island amongst the clouds where social forms, the atmosphere co-habit and equalising and adapting to one another. These aerial cities are permanent states of transformation similar to nomadic cities.