Gallery: 6 Examples of Innovative Architecture Inspired By Music

 

Dithyrambalina's Music Box - A Village Built for Music

New Orleans is known for their impeccable jazz music and plethora of unique architectural styles, but artist Dithyrambalina took the two to another level by creating houses that double as music boxes. A collaboration between New Orleans Airlift and Brooklyn artist, Swoon, The Music Box was made up of little houses built from salvaged materials, reclaimed windows and instruments all locally sourced. Each of the houses, designed by sound artists, were equipped with custom musical instruments such as the Water-Organ, a keyboard that played music through water, and Noise Floor, floorboards that amplified creaks. Though The Music Box is now closed, Dithyrambalina continues to be a dynamic lab for art and music.

+ Dithyrambalina's Music Box

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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9 Comments

  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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