Big Sky at Cloud 9 Restaurant
Cloud 9, is a futuristic bar and lounge serving Texas-themed food and cocktails from Wolfgang Puck. The “Big Sky” is a digital installation on the ceiling, combining abstract steel clouds, dynamic LED lighting, and 17 HD screens that comprise a massive-scale abstract weather simulation. Stimulant’s experience for these displays treats guests to a continuously-changing surrealistic view of Dallas weather, rendered in real time. As the simulation cycles through different times of day and various weather patterns, color changes are triggered throughout the entire ceiling. Each moment is unique and married seamlessly to the architecture and design of the space.
I produced 3D renderings and concept art to establish the direction for the Big Sky piece. I also helped fine tune the final look and feel on site in real time.
Motion and look and feel test.
The concept was that while sitting at your table, you can look up through a faceted glass ceiling. Originally we were going to use realtime weather data to determine what you see above, but the weather in Dallas doesn't change often enough, so we opted to use a timer for a more dramatic affect.