Pick a cloud, any cloud.


What if I told you that it’s possible to take clouds and force them to rain? Cloud seeding’s been around for a while. The Chinese government used it extensively before the Beijing Olympics to reduce air pollution. Cloudcraft is a massive conceptual skyscraper conceived for California, which has been facing droughts for a while now. Aimed at combating primarily drought and famine, the Cloudcraft can also reduce pollution, and temperature. Designed to look like trees with branches facing upwards, these massive cloudscrapers are built on the coastline, targeting clouds carrying large amounts of atmospheric moisture. As the cloud hovers over the large structure, silver iodide (sometimes even salt) particles are shot into it. These crystalline particles cause the super-cooled water vapor to condense around it, making rainfall inevitable.

Designers: Michael Militello & Amar Shah.