“Laputa: Top of the Clouds” is a modern colorful cloud fabricated in glass fiber-reinforced polymer. Its surroundings are reflected on its smooth spherical surface, creating an interaction. The white fiberglass polymer surface is covered in LEDs, which are controlled by a central system and can be changed to display natural phenomena like lightning clouds, program source codes, a “text flow” effect that displays the English name of Kaohsiung City, a large scanner, morphing fonts, and wave effects. There are also sound and lighting effects, like radar, electric pulse, scanning tones, lightning sounds, etc. The inside of the sphere is also equipped with LEDs that are aimed at the ground below the sphere, adding flavor to Laputa at night. The variable LED patterns highlight the original and abundant colors of the work. A fog machine was also installed on the inside and is used in tandem with sound, display and lighting effects. It can also lower the temperature in the summer and cleanse the dust around the structure, keeping the air fresh in winter as well.
Artist: Good Object design co.ltd | Ting-Mei Lai x Jun-Fu Ma)
Medium: Stainless steel, RGB full color LED, FRP, Multimedia control
Dimensions: 410cm (L) x 240cm (W) x 700cm (H)