Video: eCloud Sculpture at San Jose International Airport

Taking inspiration from the behavior and volume of an idealized cloud, Dan Goods, Nik Hafermaas, and Aaron Koblin created eCloud an interactive sculpture for the San Jose International Airport. The dynamic liquid crystal scultpure hangs from the ceiling displaying weather data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. eCloud is constructed from polycarbonate tiles appearing as transparent and opaque depending on the pattern which is in constant motion transforming every 20 seconds.

Cite: Minner, Kelly. "Video: eCloud Sculpture at San Jose International Airport" 03 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <>
  • Karen

    I hope to be able to see this! Keeping the board travelers amused as they wait! How long will this be displayed for? valley architects
    have some designs worth checking out too.

  • Everyday

    Its so amazing, yet nobody in the airport seems to be paying attention, they’re busy trying to get to their flight, wondering what to eat beforehand, wondering where the restroom is, and looking for a open seat to lay down during the layover, except the seats have permanent armrests….sigh…..I wish the airport was more enjoyable.

    • shetu

      So, you noticed them? I was so immersed in the cloud that I didn’t notice them. Its beautiful.

  • c-mon