Entering the Cloud Folly from its underbelly.
In the distance
Main elements of the Cloud Folly.
Section of the Cloud Folly and oasis.
Section through the resting space.

British-Israeli architect Itai Palti has designed a series of desert resting spots proposed to dot Israel’s Negev trekking and cycling paths.

The off-grid structures power themselves through solar panels which are used to cool the small interior, and to produce water using an atmospheric water generator. Each self-sustained ‘cloud folly’ grows a trail of foliage in the image of a desert oasis using buried piping and a water tank.

Tired travellers can rest in a cool environment and load up on fresh drinking water, whilst the desert fauna benefits from the plants and a drinking hole at ground height.