‘THE CLOUD‘ a beautiful new installation by SHJ Works with an asymmetrical, organic shape and pale beauty when lit internally at night, has floated into a social housing estate in Copenhagen.
Created using a specially-developed sewing technique and complex pattern making, ‘The Cloud‘ is a site-specific work made from white polycarbonate and stainless steel wire, supported by stainless steel legs anchored in three concrete feet which double as seats.
At 5.2m tall, 4m wide and 6m long, The Cloud fits into a grassed recreational space surrounded by a road, trees and a housing estate, imposing a new volume on the space while still being at an approachable ‘people scale’. Walking around it, its asymmetrical and complex shape means it looks different from various viewing points.
SJH Works have been experimenting with sewn shapes for several years, finding that when making a distorted sphere, there were always two points where all the sewing lines met, like the longitudinal lines on a globe. In The Cloud, there are 3 points where the lines meet which can be further exploited to create even more interesting shapes for future works.
The local residents like The Cloud, and it’s become a place to meet, hang out and relax.