Here’s a new way to dream about building better cities: by cloudscape. Certain climatological researchers claim that cloud formations change with land use (think shifts from deforestation or flooding) and also by the development of urban areas.

The idea has architect/design bloggers brainstorming about fantastic cities zoned and grown around cherry-picked cloud types.

From BLDGBLOG on retrofitting pre-existing structures:

Atmospheric retrofitting comes to mean attaching bizarre cantilevers, ramps, and platforms to the roofs and walls of existing houses till the clouds above look just right. All new buildings have to be cleared with a Meteorological Bureau to ensure that they produce the right types of cloud.

Read BLDGBLOG’s entire excellent post here. And watch out for the cloud vandals!