The brain child of innovative designer Daan Roosegaarde, Studio Roosegaarde is a team of designers and engineers interested in creating environments that respond to their human inhabitants. They implement cutting edge technologies to practical aspects of life, like their Smart Highways project, as well as artworks such as their recent Lotus Dome (2011-2012). Composed of so-called “smart flowers,” foil sculptures that blossom in response to a human presence, Lotus Dome creates a poetic interplay of light in its surroundings. It was initially installed in the Sainte Marie Madeleine Church in Lille as a contemporary ode to the forward-thinking ethos of the Renaissance. Take a look at a video of the Lotus Dome in action below.