Shanghai's Dream Cube Is Even More Awesome Than AnticipatedS

Often, overzealous renders get our hopes up for architectural projects that never quite stun the same way in person. But Basil Childers' first photos of Shanghai's Dream Pavilion are even more impressive than the initial renders promised.

Shanghai's Dream Cube Is Even More Awesome Than AnticipatedS

The facade is 100% LED array, but the exact pattern is constantly in flux, dictated by those inside (clapping and arm waving, for instance). In this way, the crowd is constantly shaping the experience of their environment—which, not-so-coincidentally, is exactly how the world works.

If you'd like to see more of the Cube, be sure to visit Childers' flickr page...well, only if you can't make it out to the Shanghai World Expo 2010. [Flickr via Inhabitat via designboom]