18 Oct '11, 4pm

Forget Airplanes, Travel Via Cloud: Floating Zeppelin Network by Tiago Barros : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

In a world where everything seems to operate at hyper-speeds (often at the expense of the environment), we're well aware of the apparent benefits behind such movements as "slow food " "slow cities " and "slow design ." But what about "slow travel "? To answer that question, from New York-based architect Tiago Barros comes this oddly intriguing proposal for a network of huge inflatable clouds that travel from place to place, riding on the predominant winds. Funny enough, this design was an entry in a competition for a high-speed rail network. Here's the designer's vision of what the future of air travel could be: This project envisions a distinct approach towards moving around the United States being also a revival of the act of traveling. Why traveling at high speed? Why having the final destiny always defined? And why always departing and arriving on a tight schedule? Now...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/10/travel-via-cloud-...

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