Trombone-shaped gutters turn rainfall into music


From Grist:

Located in the heart of Dresden’s artsy neighborhood Neustadt Kunsthofpassage lies this gem of an architectural feat. It’s a tall, notably blue building imagined by Christoph Roßner, Annette Paul, and Andre Tempel that functions as a multi-story musical instrument. That’s because instead of traditional gutters, the trio of clever artists opted to give the structure an intricate system of funnels, arranged in a series of zigs and zags that ultimately produces the faint sounds of music when it rains.