The Cloud

Resembling a cloud floating almost 1,000 feet in the air, Lebanese architect Nadim Karam designed this resort-in-the-sky. Translucent support beams extending to the ground look like sheets of rain falling from the huge horizontal platform. Tubular shafts bring patrons from a ground-level reflecting pool to the many amenities at the top: lakes, gardens, rotating bridges, spiraling walkways and terraces, along with an auditorium and sports arena designed for futuristic sky games.