Gallery: 6 Examples of Innovative Architecture Inspired By Music


Court of Water Wall - Rainwater Music for the Masses

Who knew rain could sound so lovely? This funky blue wall doesn't just look cool, it plays music when it rains! Designed by Annette Paul, Christopher Rossner, and Andre Temple, the Court of Water wall funnels rainwater through downspouts to create a unique musical sound that can be heard throughout Kunsthof Passage Dresden, a small recreational and shopping area in Germany.

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You can see, feel and touch architecture, but what if you could hear it too? Innovative architects and designers across the globe are finding inspiration in music to create sound-producing structures that aim to heighten our senses and open our minds to the finer details that make up the world around us. From a cargo container that mimics the experience of being inside a guitar, to a multi-faceted building facade that produces an aqueous resonance on rainy days, to a towering hands-on pavilion that visitors can touch and play like a keyboard, see 6 of our favorite sustainable structures that have been inspired by music!

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  1. Luis Galina April 23, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Is acctualy some writen, I mean recorded, music by Cristoph Rossner, Annette Paul & Andre Tempel pipe designs? How can I have one sample of that? Somebody can tell me about it? I would thanks, thanks very much, indeed.

  2. Mike Chino August 28, 2012 at 2:41 pm
  3. Beth Buczynski August 28, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    These are awesome! I especially love the giant music box wheel. I loved watching those work in tiny music boxes as a kid…

  4. Molly Cotter August 28, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Rainwater music sounds awesome! Looks pretty great too!

  5. Yuka Yoneda August 28, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Love the water wall!

  6. JasminMC August 28, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Great example of cross-pollination between disciplines!

  7. Diane Pham August 28, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    would love to try out the cargo guitar. nice use of lighting with that project, too.

  8. Mark Boyer August 28, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    The Court of Water wall is one of my favorites.

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