January 4, 2011
Our obsession with airport architecture is well documented, and the San Jose International Airport is no exception. The Gensler- and Fentress Architects-designed Terminal B opened just last year, in 2010, and the art/architecture intervention goodness extends to the interior of the hub as well.
Located between gates 22 and 23, the recently-installed eCLOUD is a ‘dynamic sculpture inspired by the volume and behavior of an idealized cloud,’ via patterns that are transformed by data on real time weather around the world. Fabricated by Dan Goods, Nik Hafermaas, and Aaron Koblin, the cloud is made from polycarbonate tiles that fade in and out between transparent and opaque.