Building Façade Plays Music When It Rains

Court of Water, Dresden
  • During our search for fresh ideas and concepts for cities, we came across this façade of a building in Dresden, Germany, that responds to rain.

    Designed by architect Heike Böttcher in 1999 for Dresden’s Kunsthof Passage farm collective, the so-called ‘Court of Water’ features an installation of funnels and tubes that creates music during rainfall. Great example of responsive architecture. Want to hear how it sounds? Click here for a video…