Sci-Fi Playground ‘Cloud City’ on the Roof of the MET

This is a new installation on in the rooftop garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and you want to climb in there and loose all sense of gravity. “It’s multi-reality, it’s like a walk in the sky,” explains Argentinian artist Tomas Saraceno, inspired by bubbles, bacteria and, on some level, pretty much every organic structure.

The futuristic interactive Cloud City is a geodesic dome constructed from sixteen, non-identical interconnected modules held together by steel. It reflecting the city. It reflects the sky. It takes on whatever weather surrounds it.

Climb in. Enjoy the view. Oh, and, “You are not necessarily sure-footed on where you are going to put your feet because of the Lucite floor and mirror floor, so you do it very, very slow,” a visitor warns. So if you’re thinking about that, stop. It’s high enough.

See it now through November 4th, 2012. Humming sci-fi tunes optional. (Images: DesignBoom)