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Entrium Cloud Canopy


Faulders studio has designed the ‘Entrium Light Cloud’ for a permanent installation at Portland State University. The composition of contours blends a gridded arrangement of aluminum fins with circular focal point geometries to create a pattern evocative of, ‘vectorial weather flows, topographical contours, wave oscillations, and amorphous cellular clusters,’ as described by California-based architect Thom Faulders.


The sculpture seeks to engage the perception of students, faculty, and public visitors passing by, and also create a threshold space which links the outside world with the intellectual activity inside the building.

Entrium Light Cloud cantilevers its main structural support system from above

Winning Commission, Oregon Arts Commission and Portland State University.

photo credit // mark stein photography

Palladio I Designer I The DesignBloc

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